20/11/2015 - 12:00 - Sala Charles Darwin

Establishment of enhancer activity in the early Drosophila embryo

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Michael Eisen

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California. Berkeley, USA

Michael Eisen, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of California at Berkeley in the US, studies how the genomic sequences that control gene expression function and evolve, with the aim to understand the molecular basis of organismal diversity. He uses genome-scale computational as well as experimental analysis of gene regulation in Drosophila melanogaster and Saccharomyces cerevisiae and closely related species.

He has been invited by Roderic Guigó and Toni Gabaldon (CRG).