Unstable chromatin

Spermatogenesis is an engine for evolutionary genome rearrangement

  • Thu 25 Nov 21

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    STEM 3.1

  • Event speaker

    Peter Ellis

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Life Sciences, School of

  • Contact details

    Dr Benjamin Skinner

Spermatozoa occupy a unique cytological category: haploid, free-living, genetically unique, and subject to transformative changes in chromatin structure during development. This in turn places them under unique evolutionary pressures both in terms of accelerated mutation rates and high selective pressures on genes related to reproductive competition.

In this talk, Peter Ellis will discuss several examples of how male reproductive physiology may be a driver for genome structural reorganisation and vice versa.

How to attend

This seminar is being held in person in STEM 3.1 (STEM Centre on Square 1, Colchester campus). You can also watch via Zoom (meeting ID: 925 4561 0277)

If you have any queries about this seminar please email Dr Benjamin Skinner (b.skinner@essex.ac.uk).

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