Mechanisms of Protein Innovation - The Evolution of Diverse Functions and Species (Mary O'Connell)

Start time: 16:00 / End time: 17:00 / Date: 30 Oct 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building

Open to: Students in host dept/school/institute/centre / Staff in host dept/school/institute/centre / Students from same Faculty as host dept/school/institute/centre / Staff from same Faculty as host dept/school/institute/centre / Students within this Faculty / Staff within this Faculty / Specific UOL Students (for details see 'Suitable For') / Specific UOL Staff (for details see 'Suitable For')

Type: Seminar

Cost: Free event

Contact: For more information contact Andrea Betancourt at

About the event

Mary's research group combine computational biology and genome scale analyses with molecular/biochemical assays. Mary is interested in the tipping point that can occur between purifying selection which preserves function and positive selection that switches function. In essence, she is interested in understanding when protein function changes, where it changes, and how it changes. In this talk Mary will summarise work she carried out to explore the emergence of novel function and the relationship between genotype and phenotype.

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