The Huxley Lecture

Haworth Lecture Theatre 203
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Monday 5th December 2016 (17:00-18:00)
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Thomas Henry Huxley

Epigenetic Switching Underlying Seasonal Timing

Presented by: Professor Caroline Dean - Project Leader, Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre

The study of how plants monitor seasons to regulate developmental timing has led us into the dissection of conserved co-transcriptional mechanisms that link antisense transcription with chromatin dynamics. These pathways quantitatively modulate expression of the flowering repressor locus FLC via different environmental and developmental cues.  The talk will describe our latest understanding of these conserved mechanisms, how they intersect to give robust and quantitative regulation of this developmental regulator and how these mechanisms have been modulated during adaptation. 

Reception to follow in Foyer