ScienceTALKS: Let there be Light: Sunlight, DNA and Skin Ageing

Professor Mark Birch-Machin Join us for #ScienceTALKS: 4 scientific public lectures throughout May 8-29

Event date: Friday, 15 May 2015 at 6.30 PM




University of Derby

Kedleston road site 


DE22 1GB


Lecture Theatre OL2

About this talk:

As featured on TV, Professor Mark Birch-Machin from the Institute of Cellular Medicine asks what harm sunlight does to our bodies. 

We might think we know about skin damage, but Professor Birch-Machin explains how ultra violet light can also harm DNA in mitochondria, the battery packs of our cells. With reference to his research on ‘tanned whales’, he will introduce a ground breaking sunburn DNA test that can tell us what we did to our skin last summer!