Professor Steven Rose
Director, Brain and Behavioural Research Group
The Open University, U.K.
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 17, 2001 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
GENETIC DETERMINISM: LIFE BEYOND GENES
A graduate in biochemistry from Cambridge and neuroscience from Oxford, Dr. Rose has spent much of his research career studying the complexities of the brain, focussing in particular on learning and memory. The author of Lifelines: Biology, Beyond Determinism, The Making of Memory, co-author of Not In Our Genes, and editor of From Brains to Consciousness, Professor Rose's research goal is to "offer an alternative vision of living systems, a vision which recognizes the power and role of genes without subscribing to genetic determinism." One of his most recent discoveries is a new molecule which may alleviate memory loss associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
Fall Program 2001
Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1.
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