Wednesday 12 March: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kendrew Lecture Theatre, EBI South Building Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA

How are computers helping scientists to understand the interactions between genes and proteins? A decade on from the Human Genome Project, today’s technologies provide a deluge of data about genes and proteins. Without the use of computers we can’t make sense of these large data sets and understand the biology occurring in all our cells. Dr Sarah Teichman will introduce how her research is improving our understanding of how genes are switched on and off, and how protein complexes are assembled. She will demonstrate how she is using computational and laboratory systems together to provide new insights into the molecular machinery of the immune system.

Sarah’s research group is based at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in Hinxton, Cambridge. Sarah is also a teaching fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College, and a Principal Research Associate at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.