01/02/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

The evolution of mammalian tissue transcriptomes

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Henrik Kaessmann

The Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Lausanne, Switzerland

Henrik Kaessmann, from the Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Lausanne, Switzerland, is interested in a range of topics related to the functional evolution of genomes from primates and other mammals, such as the origin and evolution of mammalian sex chromosomes or the emergence of new genes and their functions in primates. He performs integrated bioinformatics analyses on the basis of publicly available genomic data as well as large-scale transcriptome data generated by the wet lab unit of his group using next generation sequencing technologies. Based on these data they are studying topics such as the origins and evolution of protein-coding genes, alternative splicing, microRNAs, long noncoding RNAs and dosage compensation. He has been invited by Roderic Guigó (CRG).