The University Of Sheffield
Krebs Festival

EXPLORING HIDDEN WORLDS
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2015

Nobel Prize Winner Talks

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society

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GREAT IDEAS OF BIOLOGY
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 6pm
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001.

Three of the great ideas of biology are the gene theory, the theory of evolution by natural selection, and the proposal that the cell is the fundamental unit of all life. When considering the question of ‘what is life?’ these ideas come together. The special way cells reproduce provides the conditions by which natural selection takes place allowing living organisms to evolve. A fourth idea is that the organisation of chemistry within the cell provides explanations for life’s phenomena. A new idea is the central role that information management plays in generating biological organisation. Sir Paul Nurse will discuss how these great ideas have influenced and changed the way we think of science today.

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