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CANCELLED Nanopores: tiny holes for biotechnology – Menelaus Medal Lecture

Friday 20 January 2017, at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bangor University

This lecture has been postponed to a future date

A lecture for young people, but open to all.

Professsor Hagan Bayley’s laboratory in Oxford investigates the science underlying the properties of membrane proteins, especially the channels and pores that allow substances to flow in to and out of cells.

In this lecture for young people, Professor Bayley will explain how membrane pores have applications in basic science and biotechnology, notably, they are used in a portable device for sequencing DNA quickly and cheaply, and as building blocks for synthetic tissues designed for organ repair.

Hagan Bayley is the Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. Major interests of his laboratory are the development of engineered pores for stochastic sensing, the study of covalent chemistry at the single molecule level, ultrarapid DNA sequencing and the synthetic biology of minimal tissues.

In 2005, Professor Bayley founded Oxford Nanopore to exploit the potential of stochastic sensing technology. The company has developed the MinION portable DNA sequencer. In 2014, he founded OxSyBio to build synthetic tissues for regenerative medicine.

Event Details
Friday 20 January 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bangor University