Princeton University Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Events Today | Princeton University Molecular Biology Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:43:16 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Michael Levine (UC, Berkeley) Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Special Seminar
Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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Michael Levine
University of california, berkeley
Seminar Topic

The Regulatory Genome in Animal Development and Evolution

Whole-genome comparisons suggest that organismal complexity scales with increasingly sophisticated mechanisms of gene regulation rather than increases in gene number. The genomes of higher animals are riddled with enhancers, with the human genome containing as many as a million enhancers. Thus, a typical gene is embedded in a complex regulatory landscape containing tens or hundreds of enhancers. An important future challenge is to integrate genome technologies with quantitative imaging methods to elucidate the functional organization of the regulatory genome during dynamic cellular processes. I will discuss our first efforts to examine enhancer dynamics in living embryos.


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