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Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

Telling tales of tadpoles' tails

Seminar presented by Associate Professor Caroline Beck, Department of Zoology.

Tadpoles of the clawed frog Xenopus laevis can regenerate their spinal cord-containing tails, producing a new functional tail in just one week. We are currently undertaking a large scale analysis to determine the origin and nature of the tadpole’s microbiome and to seek to uncover the mechanism by which commensal bacteria might influence this regeneration, through interaction with the tadpole’s innate immune system, particularly TLR4, which we have targeted with CRISPR/Cas9.

Date Monday, 17 May 2021
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentMicrobiology and Immunology
LocationMIcrobiology Building, 720 Cumberland Street, 2nd Floor – Room 208, Dunedin
Contact NameJennifer van Eunen
Contact Phone03 479 7734

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