Death of a Cell – Means, Motive, Opportunity

Seminar/Forum

Death of a Cell – Means, Motive, Opportunity

Cory Theatre
Gene Access Technology Centre (GTAC), University High School

Parkville

1H Royal Parade

Booking not required

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reception@wehi.edu.au

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A human has about a million billion cells. Every second, since the day we were born, over a million cells divide in two. To maintain the correct number of cells, every second another million of our cells trigger an inbuilt self-destruct process to kill themselves.

In this talk, Professor Vaux will describe the nature of this cell death mechanism, how it works, how this was determined, what happens if it goes wrong, and how this knowledge is being used to make new medicines.

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