We tend to take oxygen for granted as something essential for life, but actually it is highly reactive and its role in biochemistry poses a challenge for organisms from yeast to man.
In this lecture, Professor Spickett will introduce the concept of oxidative stress and how failure to control it leads to diseases. Through a synopsis of her career, she will explain how oxygen can cause damage to cells, how damaged molecules such as 'sticky lipids' can be measured using advanced technology, and what their biological effects are. In parallel, it will illustrate how academic research careers are often non-linear and often depend on serendipity.
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