Upcoming Event 

November 14th, 2014 @ NRB 457

        [David Page 
                 & Michelle Carmell] 

Evolution of Sexual Reproduction

       “Did you know that sex is almost as old as the Earth?  When sex is defined as the exchange of genetic information, it was invented by bacteria 3-4 billion years ago. We will provide a broad introduction to sexual reproduction, and introduce Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, a class of proteins with unique amino acid composition and rapid evolution that do not fit in the classical structure-function paradigm we learned about in biochemistry class. Ordered and disordered regions are both fundamentally important classes of protein state and each contributes to function. We will introduce a protein family that has roots tracing back to the earliest eukaryotic linages, and yet is evolving so quickly that the mouse and human proteins cannot be aligned.  This family of proteins have been crucial for reproductive function for at least 1.2 Billion years, and yet have gone unnoticed due to their unique properties.”


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October 17th, 2014


Bernardo Lemos

                    & Shoukai Yu


Junk is what can’t be measured

             Supported by BROAD MPG