1 year ago
Friday, March 4, 2011
Waiting for the doors to open for the Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture yesterday afternoon at the Baxter Theatre. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Dr Max Price, invited staff, students and members of the public to attend an Open Lecture by Dr Francis S Collins, MD, PhD on ‘Genomics and global health in 2011’ and Sir Mark Walport on ‘From Genes to Health’. Fascinating stuff. These heavy-weights are here for an international H3Africa conference on human heredity and health. The highlight for me was an introduction to the site Worldmapper.org.