DNA in Bloom: Genome Dynamics in Flowering Plants

Hi everyone,
LERN is happy to announce that our next seminar will be at 6pm on the 17th of July at UCL. For this seminar we are delighted to host Prof. Andrew Leitch from Queen Mary University of London who will be giving an exciting talk on the evolution of flowering plants from a genomics perspective.


Date: Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 6pm
Venue: G22 LT Pearson Building (North East Entrance), UCL

DNA in Bloom: Genome Dynamics in Flowering Plants by Prof. Andrew Leitch
Here I explore the factors influencing genome structures in angiosperms, focussing on the repetitive component of the genome, exploring both polyploidy and uncontrolled amplification of repeats. The data are discussed in relation to constraints on genome size and advantages of polyploidy.
As usual, we will be heading to a nearby pub after the talk,
Hope to see many of you there!
The LERN Committee