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Lecture "Rosalind Franklin and DNA: myths and facts" - prof. Derewenda

The Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, would like to invite to an upcoming lecture by

prof. Zygmunt Derewenda, University of Virginia.

Title: Rosalind Franklin and DNA: myths and facts

Date: 15th November 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Virtual seminar:  MS Teams

Rosalind Franklin played an important role in the research that eventually led to the discovery of the structure of DNA by Watson and Crick. Virtually unknown to the public, she passed away in 1958. In 1968, Watson penned a memoir, in which he revealed for the first time the story behind the discovery, and portrayed Franklin in a sexist way. Since then, countless books, articles and studies were published in an effort to analyze what happened. Seminar will show how facts became grotesquely distorted into myths as the story was picked up by writers who do not understand science.

For more details, please see the attachments.

Zdjęcie: MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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