Seminar by Elena R. Álvarez-Buylla - 23 June 2016

SynthSys – Centre for Synthetic & Systems Biology
Seminar Series
C.H Waddington building, Seminar Room 1.08, King's Buildings Campus
12noon, Thursday 23rd June 2016

System-level mechanisms in plant development, plasticity and evolution: From regulatory networks and epigenetic landscapes to morphogenesis

Professor Elena R. Álvarez-Buylla
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Ecology & Center for Complex Studies

A system-level mechanistic approach to plant development has been explored using regulatory network and epigenetic landscape models in various Arabidopsis thaliana organs and life-stages: Shoot apical transitions, flower development and floral organ specification, epidermal cell sub-differentiation, stem cell niche patterning, root development and cell cycle regulation. I will provide an overview on how such models have illuminated our understanding of cell differentiation and pattern formation during morphogenesis, as well as our perspectives in using such formal approaches to understanding plasticity and phenotypical evolution.

Hosted by Professor Andrew Millar