Lectures and Talks
Interesting lectures by the Director of the DTR, Professor Tim Spector and other DTR researchers and academics have attracted large audiences. We have also organised well-attended and interesting lectures by Mark Henderson (Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust and former Science Editor of The Times) and Julian Baggini (the author of several books about philosophy who talked about genes versus free will). You can see some of these lectures by clicking on the links below.
Professor Spector (Director of the DTR) also gave a lecture on epigenetics at the official launch of the Museum of Science, Boston Hall of Human Life which aims to revolutionize how people understand their own biology and manage their health. To see the lecture please click on the video below:
You can also see Professor Chris Hammond’s Inaugural lecture as the KCL Frost Professor of Ophthalmology in 2012 by clicking on the video link below. The talk is called “A Twin Tale: What makes you Myopic?” and in it, Professor Hammond discusses the relative roles of nature versus nurture in causing myopia (short-sightedness), and the importance of twin studies in understanding the genetic basis of myopia and other heritable diseases.
Three leading scientists at the DTR were speakers at TedxKingsCollegeLondon, exploring the theme of “Beyond the genes: Identity, health, culture”.
Professor Tim Spector’s talk was titled “ Identically Different”.
Dr Claire Steves discussed “Mastering time: a key to successful ageing”.
Professor Chris Hammond’s talk was titled “My little eye”.