The speakers at the meeting will address the fundamental discoveries of recent decades in molecular biology that are of particular relevance for today's biomedical science. From an interdisciplinary view they will discuss the current status of today's genome research related to the diagnosis and treatment methods of the future. There will also be a poster exhibition and a product display on genome research by renowned biotech companies in Berlin and Brandenburg. The organizers of the event are the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, the Leibniz-Institut für interdisziplinäre Studien e. V. (LIFIS), the Berlin Southwest Regional Management, and Freie Universität Berlin.
The structure of the DNA double helix was presented for the first time on April 25, 1953, in the journal Nature. The other anniversaries are the description of the RNA 45 years ago, the first successful DNA amplification by the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) method 30 years ago, and the decoding of the primary sequence of the human genome 10 years ago.
Time, Location, Registration
- Thursday, October 24, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
- Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)
- Please sign up in advance: email@example.com
- Admission costs 50 euros, for students 10 euros. The fees include admission to the conference program and access to all the events.