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Germ cells, transposons, and non-coding RNAs (Norman B. Hecht, Ph.D.)

2011-1-28 (Fri) 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Title of presentation: Germ cells, transposons, and non-coding RNAs

Speaker: Norman B. Hecht, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

The Genome Information Research Center is honored to have Dr. Hecht serving as a visiting professor through March 15. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him talk!

Abstract: The mammalian testis contains over 500 RNA-binding proteins and many transcripts that do not encode proteins (non-coding RNAs) such as the abundant piRNAs. In this seminar the effects of gene targeting a population of piRNAs and a new group of small RNAs that selectively bind to the germ cell-specific DNA/RNA-binding protein MSY2 will be discussed. MSY2 is a multifunctional protein essential for fertility in both males and females.

Date: 2011-1-28 (Fri) 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Genome Information Research Center, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases
Venue: Biken Hall, 1st Floor, Biken Main Building
Registration: Not necessary
Contact: For more information or questions, contact. OKABE Masaru, Genome Information Research Center

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