14/03/2014 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

The development and evolution of the vertebrate limb

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Cliff Tabin

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School. Boston, USA

Cliff Tabin, from the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, US, studies the genetic basis by which form and structure are regulated during vertebrate development. He combines classical methods of experimental embryology with modern molecular and genetic techniques for regulating gene expression during embryogenesis. He uses retroviral vectors in the chick embryo to alter gene expression in the context of specific transplantations or extirpations. Important complementary information is gained from studies taking advantage of the powerful techniques for regulated misexpression and gene deletion in the mouse.

He has been invited by James Sharpe (CRG). This talk is also a Severo Ochoa Lecture.