Thursday 25 February 2016 11:36am
Update: This series will be broadcast on Radio New Zealand between 8 May-7 June 2016, see our story:Gene Genie broadcast on RNZ
The Royal Society of New Zealand with BBC science presenter and geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford will facilitate a series of panel discussions on genetics.
With genetics moving at an incredible rate, these discussions will focus on both opportunities and ethical issues.
The Christchurch event, 6pm 15 March, exploring 'Genetics and disease' features esteemed researchers:
- Professor Parry Guilford (Centre for Translational Cancer Research)
- Professor Vicky Cameron (Christchurch Heart Institute)
- Professor Nigel French (Massey University)
Dates and locations
These panel discussions are open to the public in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga and Auckland. Recordings of these lectures will also to be broadcast on RNZ National.
Further information can be found on the Royal Society website.
Ticket sales are via EventBrite except for the Wellington event.
- WELLINGTON l Inside Science 13 March (NZ Festival)
- CHRISTCHURCH | Genetics and disease 6pm Tuesday 15 March
- DUNEDIN | Conservation genomics 7.30pm Thursday 17 March
- TAURANGA | Family and genealogy 7pm Monday 21 March
- AUCKLAND | Genetics and health 6pm Tuesday 22 March
BBC 4 science presenter and geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford will facilitate panel discussions.
Other dates and information is available at: