|Biology genomics faculty candidate seminars are Dec. 11, 12|
Leonard Lipovich, Genome Institute of Singapore, will present a seminar, "Genome Complexity and Gene Evolution: an Integrated Computationaland Experimental Perspective," at noon Monday, Dec. 11, in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Lipovich is a candidate for the genomics position in the Department of Biology. His interests include understanding the genomic basis of primate -- and human -- specific behavior and diseases. He uses a wide variety of bioinformatics and experimental tools to investigate the significance of expressed sequences with recent evolutionary origins, especially those related to endogenous sense/antisense gene pairs and non-coding RNA.
Soochin Cho, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, will present a seminar, "Evolution of the Complementary Sex-Determination Gene of Honey Bees," at noon Tuesday, Dec. 12, in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Cho is interested in the genetic and molecular bases of adaptive phenotype evolution and gene structure evolution in several model species. For these studies he employs comparative and functional genomics approaches, including DNA microarrays, RNA interference, and comparative computational methods (bioinformatics).
Both presenters are candidates for the genomics position in the Department of Biology. If you are interested in meeting with either candidate, please contact Peter Meberg at 777-4674.