Mechanisms of Protein Innovation - the Evolution of Diverse Functions and Species - Mary O’Connell (University of Leeds)

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Tuesday 13th March 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: BEEM Seminar
  • Suitable for: Staff/students with an interest in Behaviour, Evolution, Ecology and Microbiology
  • Admission: Free
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In my research group we combine computational biology and genome scale analyses with molecular/biochemical assays. I am interested in the tipping point that can occur between purifying selection which preserves function and positive selection that switches function. In essence, I am interested in understanding when protein function changes, where it changes, and how it changes. In this talk I will summarise work we have carried out to explore the emergence of novel function and the relationship between genotype and phenotype.