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Seminar series - The complex evolutionary history of brown algal sex chromosomes

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Susana Coelho, Senior Researcher CNRS at Roscoff Marine Station

18 October 2018

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Speaker: Susana Coelho, Senior Researcher CNRS at Roscoff Marine Station
Venue: Fogg Lecture Theatre, G.E Fogg Building

In this organismal biology and biological and experimental psychology seminar, Susana Coelho, Senior Researcher CNRS at Roscoff Marine Station will deliver a talk on 'The complex evolutionary history of brown algal sex chromosomes'.

Susana Coelho's main research interest lies in brown algae developmental and reproductive biology. Her current research focuses on the origin and evolution of the sexes in the brown algae in addition to other aspects of brown algae biology such as the mechanisms controlling their complex life cycles.

After a PhD at the Marine Biological Association (UK) Susana joined the Station Biologique de Roscoff as a EMBO Fellow, and has been a CNRS researcher since 2007. She is currently the PI of the Algal Genetics Group and has been developing the brown alga Ectocarpus as a genetic model species for brown algae. Brown algae are one of only a small number of eukaryotic groups to have evolved complex multicellularity and current work is aimed at understanding how developmental complexity evolved in this group focusing on two key developmental processes, life cycle regulation and sex determination.

This seminar is open to all.

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