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Prof Enrico Coen: Picasso, Pottery and Plants
Hidden conflicts governing the development of natural forms
Part of Biology Day
The natural shapes we see in a vase of flowers or bed of roses are fascinating. They inspire our designs, from doodles on a pad to the masterpieces of pottery and painting. Yet unlike our creations, there is no external hand guiding the formation of a flower or leaf; they build themselves.
Join Professor Coen, a pioneering biologist based at the John Innes Centre, in Norwich, to discover how recent advances in 3D imaging, molecular genetics and computational modelling reveal the rules by which plants self-construct.
See tissues deforming and contorting themselves into beautiful shapes, through material growing, pushing and pulling against itself. Be amazed by the hidden fields of polarity that guide growth, from snapdragon flowers to the lethal traps of bladderworts.
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24th October 18:00 - The Forum Auditorium
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