Monday, February 15, 2010

Sydney International Ideas lecture by Robert Olby

Professor Olby will be giving a Sydney International Ideas lecture on "Francis Crick: Who was the Man Who Discovered DNA?"

Tuesday 9 March 2010, 6.30pm
Seymour Theatre Centre
$20 Adult / $15 Concession

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1 comment:

  1. I do think we need to tighten up our thinking about DNA (see lecture title). Crick did not discover DNA. As I recall it was Miescher who first identified DNA. Crick postulated a structure for DNA. He & Watson did not invent plectonemic winding in DNA and did not invent the idea of the complementarity of strands.

    Moreover there is now a substantial body of evidence that duplex DNA is anyway a paranemic structure and the evidence for this has been fully set down, starting in 1991, again in 1997 and again in 2003 ( This work has been referred to by J C Wang in his recent book and was known to Crick in 1991 when he received a copy of the book "Towards a New Structural Molecular Biology." The work was also referred to in a letter from Nobel Laureate Aaron Klug to Crick in 1991 and recorded in the Crick archive in London maintained by the Wellcome Foundation.