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UCL's Prof. Parkinson Visits HBUT to Share DNA Research

Date:2019-09-16 Clicks:107

This week HBUT had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Gary Parkinson from University College London for an academic exchange. Prof. Parkinson's visit was orchestrated by Professor Liu Sen, from the School of Bioengineering & Food Science’s ‘111’ Center.  During his stay at HBUT Prof. Parkinson presented a report on "The plasticity of DNA and their intrinsic topologies explored by crystallographic methods" at the '111' Center.


 


In his presentation, Prof. Parkinson gave a detailed introduction to his research on "human chromosome telomeres". He informed attendees that a telomere is a special protective functional unit of a human chromosome and has a special four-strand structure, which is different from the more widely known DNA double helix structure. Prof. Parkinson said that he believed research into telomeres was essential in the fight against cancer and the development of many new kinds of medicine. Based on these ideas, Prof. Parkinson used crystallography to study and elucidate the topological structure and general surface structure characteristics of G-quadruplex DNA. 

 

Prof. Parkinson's research and the School of Bioengineering & Food Sciences research crosses over in numerous areas and thus Prof. Parkinsons visit has been beneficial for eliciting debate and broadening the perspectives of the School of Bioengineering & Foods faculty members and students many of whom attended Prof. Parkinson's presentation and enthusiastically discussed Prof. Parkinsons research with him.

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