|Description||Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.
Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.
DNA Acrobatics In the Cell
Your DNA, all 3 billion base pairs and roughly 2 meters in length, must undergo a variety of twisting, turning,wrapping, and coiling just
to maintain your genetic information. What happens when things go wrong and gene mutations prevent these complex DNA manipulations? How proteins
accomplish this amazing feat is only just the
Michael Trakselis (Ph.D., Penn State University)
is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University.
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