Tomas Lindahl: In conversation

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 12 October

The Library

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Nobel Prize

    The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl.

    Credit: Adam Baker via Flickr


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Event description

Tomas Lindahl won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his ground-breaking research identifying the way that DNA inside cells repairs itself. His pioneering work truly revolutionised the field of cancer treatments, paving the way for new approaches to beating the disease. Hear him in conversation as he looks back at his life and research.

About the speaker

Tomas Lindahl is a Swedish scientist who made ground breaking discoveries around DNA damage and repair. He directed the the Clare Hall Laboratories from 1986 to 2005 and has been awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal, the Copley Medal and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

His laboratory at Clare Hall uncovered the mechanism of DNA repair has deepened the understanding of the way that the human genome protects itself from damage.

About the host

Ruth Francis is Communications Director at F1000. She was previously Head of Communication for Open Access and the UK at Springer, and ran the Nature Press Office for many years before that. Ruth has coordinated and spoken on panels on subjects ranging from science communication, evaluation of campaigns, and evidence based policy making. She has written for Nature, and appeared on the Guardian Science Podcast. She has also worked as a press officer at King's College London and at Cancer Research UK.

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