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Sea Mammal Research Unit: Current seminars

01 Oct 2014
4:00 PM
MBS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Genomes, genes and technology
Prof Ed Southern, FRS (Oxford University, Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus)
Oxford University, Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus

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The focus of this lecture will be discussing technology development for genomic and functional genomics analyses.

In the mid-1970s, Ed Southern developed a technique for transferring DNA from gels onto nitrocellulose paper; the Southern blotting. It quickly became a widespread technique and provided a template for mapping the human genome. The following Northern and Western blotting procedures have made a huge impact on the study of genes and proteins, significantly advancing biomedical research.

Later on, Ed made another crucial contribution with the development of microarray technology which allows parallelising large screening of biological material. Microarrays are widely used both in basic research as well as in clinical diagnostic settings.

Ed Southern, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society, has received the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of London in 1998, was made a Knight Bachelor in the June 2003 and was awarded the Lasker Award in 2005. Currently, Ed Southern is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Science Advisor of Oxford Gene Technology.

http://www.ogt.co.uk/about/company/management/board_members/professor_sir_edwin_southern

host: Dr Silvia Paracchini

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02 Oct 2014
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture theatre

SOI seminar: Project overview on social associations, relatedness, and group level sound production of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Iceland AND Effects of ecological scaling on biodiversity patterns
Sara Tavares AND Laura Henriques Antao

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09 Oct 2014
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture theatre

SOI seminar: TBA
Prof Colin Brownlee
Marine Biology Association, Plymouth and The University of Southampton

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16 Oct 2014
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture theatre

SOI seminar: Biological influences on Sediment Dynamics: an interdisciplinary study. AND Carrying a tag, what a drag - Impacts of animal-borne sensors on swimming behaviour of seals.
Julie Hope AND Chris McKnight

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30 Oct 2014
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture theatre

SOI seminar: TBA
Kalliopi-Charitomeni (Popi) Gkikopoulou AND Simon Dailey

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06 Nov 2014
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture theatre

SOI seminar: What have we learnt about ocean acidification and what is the way forward?
Prof Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, France

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