Date(s) - 20/07/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”, stated Theodosius Dobzhansky’s 1973 adage. This great evolutionary biologist urged us to apply Charles Darwin’s explanatory theory of natural selection to all biological systems. Yet cancer biologists had failed to fully acknowledge this concept until the past decade.
Dr. Ruman Rahman, Assistant Professor at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Nottingham, takes you on a 21st Century Voyage of the Beagle, describing how Darwin’s legacy has revolutionised our understanding of why our most aggressive cancers are presently incurable, how the ‘Big Bang’ cosmological model can help and why there is much optimism for the future.