The Genetics Pedagogies Project at the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds is pleased to announce a public lecture by:
Evelyn Fox Keller
Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"From Gene Action to Reactive Genomes"
Monday 30th June 2004 at 5:15-6:30pm at Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds, LS6 2EQ
Evelyn Fox Keller is an influential figure in the history and philosophy of modern biology, whose works include A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (1983), The Century of the Gene (2000) and The Mirage of a Space between Nature and Nurture (2010). In this address, she will argue that we are poised at a critical turning point in the history of genetics, where cutting edge research in genomics, epigenetics, and genomic plasticity obliges us to critically re-examine many of our most basic concepts about the gene and its operations. We are undergoing a radical transformation in our understanding of the genome – a shift from a conception of a static collection of active genes to that of a dynamic and reactive system.
This event will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science.
All are welcome and admission is free but places are limited so please contact Dr Annie Jamieson at [log in to unmask] to reserve your place