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2014 Denis Alexander

"Is Life Going Anywhere?: Creation-Biology, Randomness, and Purpose"

November 5-7, 2014

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Speaker Bio

Dr. Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. Dr. Alexander gave the prestigious Gifford lectures at St. Andrew’s University in 2012.

Dr Alexander was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signaling and Development at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Prior to that Dr Alexander was at the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London (now Cancer Research UK), and spent 15 years developing university departments and laboratories overseas, latterly as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Medical Faculty of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he helped to establish the National Unit of Human Genetics. Dr Alexander was initially an Open Scholar at Oxford reading Biochemistry, before obtaining a PhD in Neurochemistry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London.

Dr Alexander writes, lectures and broadcasts widely in the field of science and religion. From 1992-2013 he was Editor of the journal Science & Christian Belief,  and currently serves on the National Committee ofChristians in Science and as a member of the executive committee of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is also on the board of advisors at The BioLogos Forum.

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