By: 
Renee Sung, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Host: 
Claudia Köhler
Location: 
Seminar room A402, Uppsala BioCenter, Ultuna
Date: 
2014-07-15
Time: 
14:00 - 15:00
Epigenetic regulation by Polycomb group and trithorax group proteins in Arabidopsis

The Sung laboratory investigates the mechanism that represses flowering, whereby enabling vegetative growth and expanding life span. Their research focuses on the epigenetic mechanism that maintains the silencing of flower homeotic genes by the Polycomb group protein complex. The lab also takes a phylogenetic approach to study the origin and evolution of the EMBRYONIC FLOWERING (EMF) proteins, as well as their function in early emerging plants. The long term goal is to understand the contribution of EMF proteins in the evolution of plant development and generation of diverse morphology.

Homepage: http://pmb.berkeley.edu/profile/zsung