Navigation Links
Teaching old genomes new tricks
Date:3/31/2011

RIVERSIDE, Calif. What are transposable elements, what role do they play, and what percentage of the genome of organisms do they comprise? Is there an explanation for the genetic diversity we see around us? Why, for example, are corn kernels spotted? What is the genetic basis for this spotted trait?

World-class geneticist Susan Wessler will give a free public lecture at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at the University of California, Riverside that will answer the above questions and, in the process, also discuss the work of Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock and how a seemingly trivial discovery by her started a revolution in biology.

The hour-long lecture, titled "The Dynamic Genome: Unintelligent Design," will take place in Rooms D-E, University Extension Center (UNEX). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is open.

Wessler's lecture will be introduced by a science teacher from one of the local school districts, and will end with a question-and-answer session. Parking at UNEX will be free for lecture attendees.

Wessler holds a University of California President's Chair and is a distinguished professor of genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. She is internationally recognized for her work in plant genome structure and stability. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In February 2011, she was elected home secretary of the NAS. She came to UC Riverside from the University of Georgia in 2010.

"Our genome has 2.5 billion letters that's about 1000 te
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Skin color: Handy tool for teaching evolution
2. Radiologists play key role in teaching physiology to medical students
3. Simple, ingenious way to create lab-on-a-chip devices could become a model for teaching and research
4. ASPBs Teaching Tools in Plant Biology receives Gold Award
5. Mississauga teacher awarded prize for excellence in teaching genomics
6. McMaster, NVIDIA establish first CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada
7. Teaching communication and information literacy skills
8. Ethical issues ignored in teaching, research of sustainability
9. American Sociological Association launches first-of-its-kind teaching tool
10. Physical education teaching staff play key role in making you like sport
11. UAB professors book promises solution for teaching evolution without conflict
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2015)... , June 26, 2015 ATL Technology, LLC, ... devices with specialties in single use solutions, headquartered in ... MedConx, Inc. (a California corporation with ... San Jose, Costa Rica ). ... Costa Rica with ATL Technology,s existing facility in ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... 2015 This report provides market analysis of ... years. It contains an analysis of the drivers, challenges, ... impact from the short, medium, and long term perspective ... market, and technology trends that currently, prevail in the ... authorities to efficiently manage the increasing marine traffic and ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... 2015 Research and ... the "Body-Worn Temperature Sensors Market - Global ... 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. ... the global body-worn temperature sensors market. The global ... the basis of types, care setting, patient demographic, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ATL Technology Announces Acquisition of MedConx, Inc. and Expanded Global Footprint 2Automatic Identification System Market by Class, by Platform, by Application and by Geography - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020 2Body-Worn Temperature Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis 2
... #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Identifying abnormal protein ... Research Researchers in Massachusetts are reporting an ... the biochemical changes that occur inside the eyes of ... of vision loss and blindness in adults. In a ...
... already for its role in schizophrenia has been ... a report in todays advance on-line issue of Nature. ... Center (BIDMC), the study further suggests that a steroid ... and therapeutic supplement for the treatment of this dangerous ...
... straightforward migration to EAC ePassport technology, DALLAS, ... Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU ) will provide its ... help authenticate sensitive,biometric information stored on machine readable ... which will be available to nearly 23 million,citizens ...
Cached Biology News:American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 2American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 3American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 4American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 5American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 6American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 7American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008 8A new gene trigger for pregnancy disorder identified 2Entrust, Hewlett Packard Partner to Deploy Taiwanese ePassports, Authenticate Biometric Data 2Entrust, Hewlett Packard Partner to Deploy Taiwanese ePassports, Authenticate Biometric Data 3
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... A newly launched business plan contest will ... barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D. The Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2015 ... US$15,000 and a period of expert mentorship from a senior industry figure drawn from ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015  UCB, a multinational ... a global leader in designing, transforming, and running ... Award in recognition of their close collaboration in ... UCB,s global business services (GBS) finance organization. ... and clients that work together effectively to embrace ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Clara CA (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 ... ... microscopy (AFM) is hosting a webinar to provide advanced scientific research into new ... science, bio science and energy. Touted as 'the wonder material of the ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... uBiome and ... insights on mechanics of fecal microbiota transplantation in C. difficile patients. , SAN ... of patients undergoing fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a treatment for Clostridium difficile ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pistoia Alliance Launches Startup Challenge 2Pistoia Alliance Launches Startup Challenge 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 2UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 4UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 5How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems 2How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems 3How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems 4uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 2uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 3
... MADISON If you asked Wisconsin citizens what they ... the past year or so, the answers would likely ... bills dealing with religion, concealed weapons and same-sex marriage. ... so-called three Gs werent the biggest story of the ...
... , based in Green Bay, has announced a ... reach out to creative agencies and their clients. , ... designers, project managers and clients. It is intended as ... documents and files, the company said. , ,"Typically, Inspire ...
... of PR account executives when one woman asked a question that ... my opinion on the proliferation of mobile devices, she asked if ... question a lot, in one form or another, but on this ... the very earliest days of a new age of computing, I ...
Cached Biology Technology:Despite the three Gs, the Wisconsin Legislature had a productive session 2Despite the three Gs, the Wisconsin Legislature had a productive session 3Wisconsin startup delivers project management relief to creative firms and ad agencies 2The age of human computing? 2The age of human computing? 3
... The super cooling coil, ... for native enzyme, high-intensity, and ... performed with the Trans-Blot cell. ... coil requires connection to an ...
Criterion staining and blotting trays are plastic trays designed for staining one or two Criterion gels or performing western blot detection. The trays have a working capacity of up to 500 ml. Suppli...
... wide range of next-generation features into a ... standard for flexible laboratory solutions. It puts ... pipetting, dilution, dispensing, and integrations into ... and flexible as it is efficient and ...
... Biomek FX provides complete solutions ... With 96-, 384-, and ... in either single or dual ... offers maximum speed and flexibility ...
Biology Products: