Home » News » Gairdner Award-Winning Professor to Discuss DNA

Gairdner Award-Winning Professor to Discuss DNA

October 24, 2012 6:51 AM | News

A Canada Gairdner Award winner will share his discoveries during a lecture today at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Howard Cedar is one of two scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, that have demonstrated how adding a simple chemical group (called a methyl group) to DNA affects how and when genetic information is used.

Cedar is a professor of molecular biology and will speak on “Programming of DNA Methylation” on the U of M’s downtown campus.

The talk will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Frederic Gaspard Theatre of the Basic Medical Sciences Centre.

— Staff