Join us for the inaugural lecture of Prof Federica Di Palma, Director of Science at the Earlham Institute, to learn how we identify and interpret the non-coding, functional elements of vertebrate genomes and the regulation of gene expression.
Vertebrate organisms, including humans, share many key life processes such as regulation of gene expression, signal transduction pathways and cell cycle regulation. We use comparative and functional genomics to study the genomes of non-traditional model organisms, from the diverse cichlids of the Great Lakes of East Africa through to the humble bunny rabbit, to understand what sets these organisms apart.
Join Prof Di Palma to learn how we identify and interpret the non-coding, functional elements of vertebrate genomes and the regulation of gene expression by those elements, continuing to shed light on genes, pathways and molecular mechanisms involved in the evolution of complex traits.
To find out more about this year’s series of UEA inaugural lectures, please visit:
Tuesday 23 October
Venue: UEA, Julian Study Centre
Cost: Free, drop in