Event, 2 days

{Make-Grow-Break} Exploring how DNA becomes damaged and is repaired

Led by Hannah Crane

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Tudor Square, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG
11am–3pm, Saturday 18—Sunday 19 September 2021

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Come and meet your cells in a fun interactive activity session exploring DNA. Cells in our bodies contain DNA which encodes the information required for cells to grow. Find out the common ways in which DNA can be damaged, the diseases this can lead to and how you can best protect your DNA from damage. 

The activity is led by Hannah Crane and Arwa Abugable from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Image credit: Free radical damage in apoptosis. Dr Jeremy Skepper. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Resources for home activities

As part of this project there is an activity sheet to download.

Activity sheet


Project led by

Hannah Crane

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, School of Biosciences

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Healthy Lifespan Institute research

This project showcases research from the Healthy Lifespan Institute - one of the University of Sheffield's four flagship research institutes.

The Flagship Institutes bring together the University's key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.


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