Lifespan minisymposium: Regulation of gene expression

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Lifespan minisymposium: Regulation of gene expression

10.00-11.00 Prof. Martin Frith, AIST, Japan
Explaining the correlations among properties of mammalian promoters

11.00-12.00 Prof. Jussi Taipale, University of Cambridge, UK
Genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions

Host: Laura Elo

Coffee is served at 9.45

Prof. Martin Frith

  1. Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
  3. Computational Bio Big-Data Open Innovation Laboratory (CBBD-OIL), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Tokyo, Japan

Professor Martin Frith got his PhD from the Boston University in 2004. He did his postdoctoral training at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) and at the RIKEN (Tokyo, Japan) and further continued his research at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He was appointed as a professor at the Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences in University of Tokyo. Professor Frith’s aim is to decipher the functional and historical information in genome sequences using statistical models and computational methods. Dr Frith has published multiple methods to help understand how genomes and genes evolve. His long-term interest is promoter sequences and DNA motifs that regulate gene expression. The aim of his research group is to understand the function and evolution of features such as CpG islands, and ultimately the DNA “code” that controls gene expression.

List of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=frith+mc

Prof. Jussi Taipale

  1. Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  2. Division of Functional Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, SE 141 83, Sweden
  3. Genome-Scale Biology Program, P.O. Box 63, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Jussi Taipale got his PhD from the University of Helsinki in 1996, and continued with postdoctoral work at the University of Helsinki and at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA). Jussi Taipale is a Principal Investigator and Herschel Smith Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry in University of Cambridge. Professor Taipale has extensive experience in methods for regulatory genomics, systems biology and genome-scale technologies. His laboratory includes both experimental biologists and computer scientists. The principal aim of his research group is to understand two systems-level questions that are presently poorly understood: the mechanisms that control growth of tissues and organisms, and the rules that specify how DNA sequence determines when and where genes are expressed.

List of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=taipale+jussi

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Start: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00

End: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:00

Location: Osmo Järvi hall, Medisiina, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, Turku


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