Professor Imre Berger - inaugural lecture

Professor of Biochemistry
School of Biochemistry

This lecture took place on Thursday 25 February 2016

DNA comes in many forms

The genetic information that defines us is stored in our DNA. A defining moment of biology occurred when James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the structure of DNA, based on X-ray film images. Their famous DNA double-helix explained how genetic information is stored and inherited. As they stated, they had “solved the riddle of life”. More recently, a second discovery transformed biology: the human genome was deciphered - we now can read our own hereditary material. DNA, its form and function, how it is read and its information realized is the focus of my research. I will discuss our findings and present future goals.