Dec/08 11:00
J. Schell seminar room UGent-VIB Research building FSVM Technologiepark 927 9052 Zwijnaarde (Gent)

Transgenerational epigenetic memory and forgetting in C. elegans (cancelled)

Since Darwin and Lamarck, biologists have been intrigued by the possibility of the inheritance of acquired traits. In our work on the causes of inter-individual variation we chanced upon an example of a >10 generation epigenetic memory of environmental change in C. elegans. We have been using this as a model system to understand how information about the environment can be transmitted for many generations without establishing permanent epigenetic states.

Nov/08 11:00
J Schell seminar room UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM Technologiepark 927 9052 Zwijnaarde (Gent)

Cancer-specific lncRNAs as novel biomarkers and targets for therapy

Until recently, it was believed that only a small fraction of the genome contained relevant information, used by the cell to produce proteins. The majority was referred to as ‘junk DNA’ with no obvious function throughout life. The introduction of massively parallel RNA-sequencing technology has drastically changed that view. Today, there’s ample evidence demonstrating that the majority of the genome is transcribed, producing non-coding RNA (ncRNA) transcripts that differ in size, shape, expression and function.

Oct/26 11:00 - Oct/26 12:00
J Schell seminar room UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM Technologiepark 927 9052 Zwijnaarde (Gent)

BIG N2N seminar by Dr. A.D.J. van Dijk: Predicting and analysing gene functions based on networks

The amount of genomic data is growing rapidly, but our understanding of how the encoded genes perform their biological role lags behind. To contribute to this understanding, our research aims to obtain predictive models to analyse the relation between genes and traits, with a central role for gene networks.


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