From Worms to Stars | University of Oxford

From Worms to Stars

Speaker
Dr Imran Rahman - Deputy Head of Research at Oxford University
Event date
Event time
18:30 - 19:30
Venue
University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
OX1 3PW
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Dr Imran Rahman charts the evolution of echinoderms - starfish, sea urchins and their relatives - from worm-like animals to star shaped ones.

Starfish, sea urchins and their relatives belong to a major group of animals called the echinoderms, which possess a very rich fossil record dating back over half a billion years that sheds light on their evolution from worm-like animals to star-shaped ones.