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CSB Seminar – Professor Mary Gehring, Department of Biology, Whitehead Institute

January 12, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

CSB Seminar

Professor Mary Gehring
Department of Biology
Whitehead Institute

Epigenetic stability and dynamics during plant development” 

Friday, January 12, 2018
2:00-3:00 p.m. at RW 432
Host: Professor John Calarco

Cytosine DNA methylation is a heritable epigenetic mark important for transposable element silencing, genomic imprinting, and suppression of recombination. DNA methylation patterns are faithfully inherited between generations in plants. I will discuss the role of various genomic features in maintaining this stability and demonstrate that stable transgenerational methylation inheritance relies on a simple DNA-methylation sensing genetic circuit. I will also discuss the scope and consequences of epigenomic reprogramming during reproductive development, with a particular focus on small RNAs.


January 12, 2018
2:00 am - 3:00 am


Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada