A university lecturer and researcher from ENSAT, supporting a European COST program on a technique to measure the degradation of DNA

A lecturer and researcher at the ENSAT, Bertrand Pourrut organized a COST program meetingon March 18th and 19th in Toulouse. The topic was Comet assay (or evaluation of comets), a technique allowing to measure DNA deterioration.

45 scientists from 23 different countries gathered in Toulouse in a pleasant atmosphere. They discussed in working groups on topics related to DNA degradation and population’s health and especially factors leading to such diseases as cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases.. (diet, smoking, exposure to pesticides ...).

 

What is the European COST program ?
The aim of this collaboration program is to promote networking between researchers from European countries and promoting young scientists, particularly through Summer Schools and Training Schools.  The topics are interdisciplinary, of general interest and gather researchers from at least 5 European countries. The four-year program includes 2 to 4 gatherings per year.

 

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