Lecture: Epigenetics – Can we influence our genes?
15.02.2023 at 7 pm – free admission
Address: Kehrwiesen 9, 76356 Weingarten (Baden)
The lecture was recorded and can be listened to here:
Almost the same lecture also took place at Kreatikon 2021 and can be viewed here as a video lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1V-fDcEbEI
We have learned so far: parents pass on their genes to their children, which then determine the children’s characteristics. Recent research shows the reality is much more complex. Parents pass on much more than genes. Epigenetics describes higher-level mechanisms that control the activity of inherited genes. Our lifestyle and experiences determine epigenetics! This talk will argue why you are not a victim of genes and how you can influence your genes. Also learn why epigenetics poses a real challenge to evolutionary theory.
To the speaker:
- Studied biology at the University of Groningen, majoring in biochemistry and molecular genetics.
- PhD in molecular genetics
- He has taught and conducted research at the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands), Sydney (Australia), Basel and Zurich (Switzerland), among others.
- Author of over 70 articles in leading international journals in the field of molecular biology of gene expression and signal transduction.
- Married, father of two children
Currently, Dr. Peter Borger is working on the non-protein coding part of the genome and how it is involved in the generation of variation and speciation. He lectures and writes articles on these and related topics. In general, he is concerned with the question of how molecular biology can be understood from the perspective of creation. It is his belief that it is the responsibility of scientists to educate the public in the most objective manner possible to allow people to make their own informed decision regarding their faith.