Tomas Lindahl shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for mechanistic studies of DNA repair. Tomas made many landmark discoveries and mapped several processes in DNA repair.
DNA molecules are not completely stable, and they can be damaged. From the mid 1970s, through studies of bacteria, Tomas Lindahl showed how certain protein molecules, repair enzymes, remove and replace damaged parts of DNA. These discoveries have increased our understanding of how the living cell works, the causes of cancer and aging processes.
In addition to Lindal's talk - entitled "Stability and repair of DNA" - three of Tomas Lindahl’s previous post docs will briefly present their recent work.
Time and place: The large auditorium, Rikshospitalet 17. June 2016 13:00 – 15:30
Chair Magnar Bjørås
1300-1330 Arne Klungland, Oslo Universitetssykehus: Repair and regulation of DNA
1330-1400 Hilde Nilsen, Akershus Universitetssykehus: DNA repair promotes healthy aging
1415-1445 Primo Schär, Universitetet i Zurich: Epigenetic Plasticity by DNA Repair
1445-1530 Nobel Laurate Tomas Lindahl, Francis Crick Institute for Cancer Research: Stability and repair of DNA
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