NSTF/SKA SA National Science Week Public Lecture

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 2017-08-10
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Price
Free

Event Contact Details
Bookings: events@ska.ac.za

Location
Cape Town Science Centre
370B Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
Cape Town
Western Cape


Description

Director of CenGen Pty Ltd and award-winning scientist, Dr Renee Prins, will provide the audience with an overview of DNA and genetics; how DNA is used in our everyday lives, from solving crimes in Cape Town to identifying matter from outer space; and how studying the DNA of plants and the diseases that attack them, can help scientists select superior agricultural plant types and promote food security in Africa.