Encounters with DNA

To tie with the exhibition "DNA. Il grande libro della vita da Mendel alla genomica"

It has become something of a tradition for every major exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to be accompanied by a full programme of lectures and encounters exploring the exhibition's themes in greater depth. These events are open to all and are conducted by leading members of the world of scientific research both in Italy and abroad, providing you with a unique opportunity to get the latest changes in the relationship between science and society into focus. To bridge the gap that we perceive between our daily lives and the huge questions science seems to raise with increasing frequency, a number of illustrious scientists have accepted our invitation to take us with them, using simple but riveting language, on a fascinating journey into the realm of modern genetics. Under their guiding hand, we set out from the garden where Mendel grew peas and move on to labs infested with mutant gadflies, crime scenes (familiar from cop shows on TV), medical research laboratories, lush cornfields in the early 20th century and greenhouses bursting with the plants of the future, to discover that the boundless and wonderful variety we see in the world around us is largely regulated by the same invisible mechanisms. When science is told this way, it turns into a gripping, universal treasure hunt.



Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Sala Cinema

Admission via steps in via Milano 9a, Rome

Admission free while places last

Seats assigned from one hour before the start of each screening. Reservations may be made by membership cardholders only. There will no further admission once the event has started.

Dal: 16/02/2017
Al: 08/06/2017

16/02/2017 18:30
We are the Africans - Encounters
admission free

23/02/2017 18:30
Gregor Mendel: the genius from Augustinian Abbey - Encounters
admission free

02/03/2017 18:30
Microbial genetics revealed natural laws of biological evolution - Encounters
admission free

09/03/2017 18:30
From a description to a synthesis of life - Encounters
admission free

16/03/2017 18:30
Genes and the environment interact through epigenetics - Encounters
admission free

23/03/2017 18:30
Science in the plant world to guarantee quality food for all - Encounters
admission free

30/03/2017 18:30
Before genomes. the origins of life - Encounters
admission free

07/04/2017 18:30
From the work of Nazareno Strampelli to sequencing the genome: man's effort to improve wheat - Encounters
admission free

14/04/2017 18:30
Forensic genetics in the 21st century - Encounters
admission free

20/04/2017 18:30
Genes, genomes and circadian clocks - Encounters
admission free

28/04/2017 18:30
The national DNA database - Encounters
admission free

04/05/2017 18:30
A history of Drosophila from establishing the rules of genetics to a model for understanding and treating human disease - Encounters
admission free

11/05/2017 18:30
Genetic and rare diseases - Encounters
admission free

18/05/2017 18:30
Italians: identity between DNA and History - Encounters
admission free

25/05/2017 18:30
The extraordinary life and work of Nazareno Strampelli - Encounters
admission free

01/06/2017 18:30
Molecular chimeras: vital tools for modern biology - Encounters
admission free

08/06/2017 18:30
Patenting life? a story of science, law and society - Encounters
admission free
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