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
University Science Area
Event type
Student Gateway
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.