Oxford SciBar Podcast March 2015: Professor Alison Woollard - Worming Around For the Meaning of Life

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  • Song Name: March 2015 Prof Alison Woollard
  • Artist: Oxford SciBar
  • Album: 2015 Podcasts
  • Year: 2015

Welcome to the tiny but well-ordered world of the nematode C. elegans. Professor Alison Woollard of the University of Oxford and presenter of the 2013 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures is a "worm person" - one who seeks answers to some of Life's most fascinating questions using this remarkable "model" organism that has so much to teach us about ourselves. How do we develop from egg to adult? How do our cells know what to do and why must some of them die? How and why do we age? Is there no limit to what you can study using "the worm"?