Human genome and Architecture

Architects and biologists work together to decipher the DNA architecture. On Wednesday June 11 this topic  will be discussed at the next "Science Café" of CRG

With a length of around 2 meters, how does the DNA double helix fold so it can fit the 5-8 microns diameter of the cell nucleus? The spactial configuration of DNA makes this possible and biologists study the architecture of the double helix to answer this kind of questions.

At the same time, architects are inspired by the shapes, the organization and the structure of nature to create functional buildings.

In what kind of projects would architects and biologists collaborate? What they can learn from each other? 

This will be the starting point of this 'science café' to be held on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 pm at the  Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya (56 Hospital Street, Barcelona). 
Speakers:

Marc A. Marti, ICREA Research Professor, principal investigator of the Structural Genomics group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the National Center for Genomic Analysis (CNAG)

Mike Goodstadt, architect and programmer at CNAG and the CRG 

Free activity. Limited seating 
Further information: Centre de Regulació Genòmica

 

 

Publication date: Sunday, 01 June 2014
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