Ben Lehner – Trans-generational epigenetic inheritance of environmental information in C. elegans

Special Guest Seminar

  • Date: Feb 9, 2017
  • Time: 13:00 c.t. - 14:00
  • Speaker: Ben Lehner
  • MBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona
  • Location: MPI-IE
  • Room: Main Lecture Hall
  • Host: Andrew Pospisilik
Ben Lehner – Trans-generational epigenetic inheritance of environmental information in C. elegans
Ben Lehner will speak at the MPI-IE on “Trans-generational epigenetic inheritance of environmental information in C. elegans”. The talk will take place in the MPI-IE Main Lecture Hall on February, 9th, 2017 – starting at 1pm.

CV

Ben Lehner obtained his PhD at University of Cambridge in 2004. From 2004 till 2006 he was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fraser Lab at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK. In December 2006 he started his own group at EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain. Since September 2009 Ben Lehner is ICREA Research Professor and since 2014 also “AXA professor of risk prediction in age-related diseases”. Starting May 2014 Ben Lehner is Senior Group Leader at EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain.

Ben Lehner on his research interests: “To what extent is it possible to predict the phenotypic differences amongst individuals from their completely sequenced genomes? We use model organisms (yeast, worms) and computational analyses to understand when you can, and why you cannot, predict the biology of an individual from their genome sequence. Individuals are thankfully all different, and our aim is to understand how these differences originate in the interactions between genetic, environmental, life history, parental and stochastic sources of variation.” (Lehner lab page)


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