*NEW VENUE* The Rifle

Maia Elliot

When?
Thursday, September 14 2017 at 7:15PM

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Where?

Goldsmith Avenue
Southsea
Portsmouth
PO4 0AW

Who?
Maia Elliot

What's the talk about?

NEW VENUE - THE RIFLE
The Rifle Club
 Goldsmith Avenue
 Southsea
 Portsmouth
 PO4 0AW

Next to Fratton Station

What's the talk about?

We have tens-of-thousands of genes in our DNA, but not all of them are activated at the same time. Our genes can be switched "on" and "off" in response to our environment via an evolutionary mechanism called epigenetics. In the absence of life-threatening environmental pressures, lifestyle and environment are major drivers of epigenetic changes that can impact our health.

This talk will reveal how our daily choices can induce short-term and long-term (epi)genetic changes, discuss some of the epigenetic changes that have been linked to common diseases, and highlight the current scientific evidence of transgenerational epigenetics; how our environment not only affects our own gene activity, but those of future generations too!

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Maia Elliott is a science communicator and is currently working on her PhD in Nutrigenomics at the University of Surrey.

£3 on the door

General arrival - 19:00-19:20

Presentation - 19:30

Drinks break - 20:30

Q&A session 20:45 until around 21:30

(Approximate timings only)