Dates: Monday 2 December

Speaker: Max Jamilly

Start Time: 18.15

Finish Time: 19.45

Location: Drawing Room


Max is currently a DPhil student taking the SynBio CDT, a competitive and highly multidisciplinary four-year doctoral training programme funded by the BBSRC and EPSRC, jointly hosted by the University of Oxford, Bristol University and Warwick University. Max works in Tudor Fulga’s Lab at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, using CRISPR screening to decode regulatory networks in cancer.

Mechanisms for Modern-day Evolution

How important is natural selection? Are humans still evolving?

21st-century biology has revealed the inner workings of evolution and transformed Darwinism beyond recognition. Molecular evidence suggests that natural selection is not as important as we used to think. Modern evolutionary theory offers fascinating insight about where species have come from and where they are going.