SBS Seminar: Analysis of the role of global regulators in different metabolisms and the developmental characteristics of Epichloë Event as iCalendar

(Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Biological Sciences, Seminars)

20 February 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: Mac 1, Biology Building

Location: 5 Symonds Street, City Campus, Auckland Central

Host: School of Biological Sciences

Cost: Free - all welcome

Contact info: Dr Damien Fleetwood

Contact email: damien@biotelliga.com

Analysis of the role of global regulators in different metabolisms and the developmental characteristics of Epichloë

Epichloë species form agriculturally important symbioses with many cool-season grasses. Despite their importance, little is known about the molecular details of the interaction and the key regulatory systems involved. In this seminar, Dr Mostafa Rahnama will present his recent findings.

By using a reverse genetic approach and a set of comparative transcriptomics analyses, Dr Rahnama’s research has revealed the regulatory roles of two global regulators VelA and LaeA in different metabolisms, and the developmental characteristics of the model Epichloë species E. festucae.