new Nomadic event:

OPITÓI-RAC

An artistic representation of the human karyotype: part of Nomadic.0910 local events.

An installation at the School of Pharmacy, on display until March 2010.

Associated events to be announced soon. Event archive here.

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Artistic Project/ Installation
Acácio de Carvalho and Manuela Bronze
Curator
Elsa Bronze da Rocha

Scientific Background
The human karyotype reveals the set of metaphase chromosomes from each cell. Chromosomes contain the genes of each species and they are localized at the cell nucleus. the normal human karyotype contains 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes. normal karyotype for females contains two X chromosomes (46,XX). Males have both an X and a Y chromosome (46,XY). The study of karyotype is possible by specific staining techniques, like chromosome painting, in both metaphase chromosomes and interphase nucleus, which allow the identification of normality and abnormalities caused by changes that lead to structural and numerical aberrations.

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SETUP
Acácio de Carvalho
Manuela Bronze
Elsa Bronze da Rocha
Francisco Carvalho
Isabel Bartolomeu
José Silva
Ricardo Silva
Sofia Pereira
Victor Silva

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