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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 10.45am to 11.30am
  • Location: In-person only
    Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

How does DNA actually look and work? It’s often pictured as a flawless double helix, but the stresses and strains placed on DNA when it’s crammed inside cells can change its shape.

Agnes Noy of the University of York presents the highest-resolution images ever captured of a DNA molecule ‘dancing' inside our cells and its consequences. Join Agnes and learn how this links to improving genomes to produce drugs, food and biofuel sustainably.

Image credit: Alice Pyne and Agnes Noy

About the speaker

Dr Agnes Noy is a Senior Lecturer in the University of York’s School of Physics, Engineering and Technology. She studied biochemistry at the University of Barcelona, before pursuing a PhD in computational chemistry after discovering that computational simulations were an excellent technique for studying biomolecules such as DNA. Thanks to two postdoctoral fellowships from the Catalan government and the European Molecular Biology Organisation, she moved to the UK, first to Oxford and then to Leeds, to continue her research on the DNA molecule. Following the award of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research (EPSRC) Early Career Fellowship, she was able to start a research group at the University of York in 2016.


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop