DNA. ENCOUNTERS

ECOUNTERS WITH DNA

 

Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Sala Cinema

16 February – 8 June 2017

 

It has become something of a tradition for every major exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to be accompanied by a full programme of lectures and encounters exploring the exhibition's themes in greater depth. These events are open to all and are conducted by leading members of the world of scientific research both in Italy and abroad, providing you with a unique opportunity to get the latest changes in the relationship between science and society into focus. To bridge the gap that we perceive between our daily lives and the huge questions science seems to raise with increasing frequency, a number of illustrious scientists have accepted our invitation to take us with them, using simple but riveting language, on a fascinating journey into the realm of modern genetics. Under their guiding hand, we set out from the garden where Mendel grew peas and move on to labs infested with mutant gadflies, crime scenes (familiar from cop shows on TV), medical research laboratories, lush cornfields in the early 20th century and greenhouses bursting with the plants of the future, to discover that the boundless and wonderful variety we see in the world around us is largely regulated by the same invisible mechanisms. When science is told this way, it turns into a gripping, universal treasure hunt.

 

 

16 February, 6.30 pm

WE ARE THE AFRICANS

 

23 February, 6.30 pm

GREGOR MENDEL: THE GENIUS FROM AUGUSTINIAN ABBEY

 

2 March, 6.30 pm

MICROBIAL GENETICS REVEALED NATURAL LAWS OF BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

 

9 March, 6.30 pm

FROM A DESCRIPTION TO A SYNTHESIS OF LIFE

 

16 March, 6.30 pm

GENES AND THE ENVIRONMENT INTERACT THROUGH EPIGENETICS

 

23 March, 6.30 pm

SCIENCE IN THE PLANT WORLD TO GUARANTEE QUALITY FOOD FOR ALL

 

30 March, 6.30 pm

BEFORE GENOMES. THE ORIGINS OF LIFE

 

6 April, 6.30 pm

FROM THE WORK OF NAZARENO STRAMPELLI TO SEQUENCING THE GENOME: MAN'S EFFORT TO IMPROVE WHEAT

 

13 April, 6.30 pm

FORENSIC GENETICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

20 April, 6.30 pm

GENES, GENOMES AND CIRCADIAN CLOCKS

 

28 April, 6.30 pm

THE NATIONAL DNA DATABASE

 

4 May, 6.30 pm

A HISTORY OF DROSOPHILA FROM ESTABLISHING THE RULES OF GENETICS TO A MODEL FOR UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING HUMAN DISEASE

 

11 May, 6.30 pm

GENETIC AND RARE DISEASES

 

18 May, 6.30 pm

ITALIANS: IDENTITY BETWEEN DNA AND HISTORY

 

25 May, 6.30 pm

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND WORK OF NAZARENO STRAMPELLI

 

1 June, 6.30 pm

MOLECULAR CHIMERAS: VITAL TOOLS FOR MODERN BIOLOGY

 

8 June, 6.30 pm

PATENTING LIFE? A STORY OF SCIENCE, LAW AND SOCIETY

 

 

Info

Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Sala Cinema

Admission via steps in via Milano 9a, Rome

Admission free while places last

Seats assigned from one hour before the start of each screening. Reservations may be made by membership cardholders only. There will no further admission once the event has started.