CANCELLED! Nobel Laureate Thomas Lindahl: Stability and repair of DNA

The seminar has been cancelled due to personal circumstances. 

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 in DNA repair and mapped several processes for DNA repair.

Living cells have DNA that carry all our genes. 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.

During the symposium, three of Tomas Lindahl’s previous post docs will briefly present their recent work.


Time Speaker Topic
13.00 - 13.30 Arne Klungland, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo Repair and regulation of DNA
13.30 - 14.00 Hilde Nilsen, Akershus Unviersity Hospital and University of Oslo DNA repair promotes healthy aging
14.15 - 14.45 Primo Schär, Univesrsity of Zürich Epigenetic plasticity by DNA repair
14.45 - 15.30 Nobel Laureate Tomas Lindahl, Francis Crick Institute for Cancer Research Stability and repair of DNA

Chair: Magnar Bjørås

Published June 13, 2016 12:57 PM - Last modified June 17, 2016 9:24 AM