TALK: Genetic Insights into Plant Diversity

@ Great North Museum – Hancock

Book Now

17 February 2017


Free for Natural History Society of Northumbria members. Suggested donation £3 for non-members. Drop in

Telling species apart can be difficult. Some species look similar but aren’t, and sometimes closely related individuals can look different. Furthermore some plant groups and some areas of the planet have simply had inadequate attention to characterise the diversity they contain.

Using examples from the UK and elsewhere, Professor Hollingsworth will summarise how DNA data is helping tell plant species apart. He will also give an overview of the International Barcode of Life project: a large-scale international initiative building a DNA reference library of life on earth.

Pete Hollingsworth is Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Although advertised this talk was postponed last year because of illness.

Great North Museum - Hancock
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Book Now


Events Finder


Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong by the Mischief Theatre

Fantastic review by Andrew Bramfitt, "hilarious, witty, silly and brilliant"...

Read More

PREVIEW: Whats on at Wynyard this Easter!

From wreath making to Easter egg hunts, come along to Wynyard this Easter and take part in fun for all the family...

Read More