I am a Docent  in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Eastern Finland. My primary research interest is in how the cell is regulated. This work is stimulated by the relatively recent uncovering of the property of ionising radiation to induce instability in the genome and the related effect, the so called bystander effect, in which a cell experiencing damage inflicted by ionising radiation affects surrounding cells, which then exhibit effects similar to the genomic instability. These are examples of epigenetic effects.

I also have longstanding interests in the effects of low doses of radiation, the toxicity of depleted uranium and the consequences of nuclear accidents, including the Chernobyl and now Fukushima, accidents.

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Last updated 25 March 2012

E-mail Keith@kbaverstock.org

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ESSAY: “Genes without prominence”

An overview of a proposed reformulation of biology based on the 2nd law of thermodynamics, challenging the gene centric molecular genetic paradigm that dominates thinking in biology.

Link to Inference-review/pdf