Roberto Bonasio - Epigenetics of behavior and brain plasticity in ants
Jul 22, 2019
16:00 - 17:00
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
Main Lecture Hall
The Bonasio lab is studying the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic memory and is part of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Penn Epigenetics Institute (University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA). Roberto Bonasio will join the Max Planck Seminar series on July 22, 2019 (4pm) and will present on “Epigenetics of behavior and brain plasticity in ants”. The talk takes place in the Main Lecture Hall of the MPI-IE.
“The Bonasio laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic memory with a focus on the role of noncoding RNAs. These processes are key to a number of biological phenomena, including embryonic development, cancer, stem cell pluripotency, and brain function. We approach these fundamental biological questions from both a mechanistic and systems-level perspective. We combine biochemistry and molecular biology with bioinformatics and genomics in conventional systems, such as mammalian cells, and nonconventional model organisms, such as ants, which offer new, unexplored avenues to study epigenetics.”
source: Penn Med