Darwin Day 2024 Lecture by Geraldine Butler

Darwin Day 2024 – Event

Darwin Day Lecture

This in-person event will take place on Wednesday 14th February at 7pm at Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin.

Speaker – Professor Geraldine Butler

Geraldine Butler is a Full Professor of Genetics in the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, and a Principal Investigator in the Conway Institute, at University College Dublin. Professor Butler was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK) in 2011, member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in 2015, and Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology in 2021.

Evolutionary Research

Her group have studied molecular biology and evolution of yeasts for over 30 years, ranging from Saccharomyces species used in brewing and baking, to Candida species that cause infection in humans. She recently discovered the first European isolates of a parent of lager yeasts, hiding in plain sight on the Belfield campus of UCD.

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