Is the Human Y Chromosome Running Out of Time?

( RCSI Annual Outreach Lecture 2009 )

Location: Royal College of Surgeons - O'Flanagan lecture Theatre

( Stephen's Green Dublin 2 )

Audience: Public

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2009 7 pm

Contact: If you would like to attend this lecture please contact outreach@rcsi.ie

 You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Outreach Lecture 2009:
Professor Jennifer Graves ‘The Decline and Fall of the Y Chromosome and the Future of Men' Wednesday 20th May, 2009 at 7:00 p.m in the O'Flanagan Lecture Theatre.

This year in honour of Charles Darwin's 200th year anniversary, we are delighted and privileged to welcome Professor Jennifer A. Marshall Graves to give the annual outreach lecture - the theme Evolution.   In this exciting lecture, Professor Jenny Graves outlines why the human Y chromosome is running out of time and how it could lose its last 45 genes in just 10 million years. What happens when SRY disappears? Would this be the end of the line for humans? Professor Graves explains the latest scientific research and discuss why, as the human Y runs out of options, new sex determining genes may evolve, potentially leading to different hominid species.   Jenny is an inspirational speaker and this event promises to be one of the most entertaining events in our calendar this year.

If you would like to attend this lecture please contact outreach@rcsi. This event promises to be extremely popular - so book your tickets now and don't be disappointed!

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