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Genome evolution in the freshwater sponge Ephydatia muelleri (and the symbionts it has picked up along the way)

Dr Nathan Kenny has recently been appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry. He is also starting a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, focusing on the molecular origins of resilience to the effects of climate change in the green-lipped mussel, Perna canaliculus. He has previously worked on a range of questions at the intersection of comparative genomics, phylogenetics and evolutionary developmental biology, looking to understand how species diversify, develop and adapt to extreme environmental conditions.

In this talk, Dr Kenny will be addressing the genome contents of freshwater sponges, how they have changed to adapt to the particular challenges of their habitat – and the microbial friends they have made over evolutionary time.

Date Monday, 13 June 2022
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Postgraduate students,Staff
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentBiochemistry
LocationRoom BIG13, Ground floor, Biochemistry Building, 710 Cumberland Street, Dunedin.
CostFree
Contact NameJennifer van Eunen
Contact Emailjennifer.vaneunen@otago.ac.nz

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