Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Informatik

Gastvortrag Prof. Katja Nowick - WBI FoSem

  • Wann 10.04.2018 von 10:15 bis 23:59
  • Wo 12489 Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 25, Haus 4, R.410
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Am Dienstag, 10. April 2018, um 10 Uhr c.t. gibt es im Rahmen des WBI-Forschungsseminars einen Gastvortrag

"Human Evolution: How Gene Regulatory Factors and their networks might have shaped human specific phenotypes"

von Frau Prof. Katja Nowick, FU Berlin.

 

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Abstract

There are many human specific traits, but we know very little about how they have evolved. We think that gene regulatory factors, such as transcription factors and non-coding RNAs play an important role in shaping these human specific traits. We have identified human specific changes in gene regulatory factors. Using network methods, we propose that such changes caused evolutionary changes in regulatory networks in humans that might be associated with the human specific increase in brain size and cognitive abilities. I will also present work in progress on the experimental comparative analysis of great ape gene regulatory factors in great ape cell lines.