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May 5, 2011

How to make a tapeworm

Posted by C Lowry May 5, 2011

How to make a tapeworm

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2

Pete Olson and group members will each present brief reports on the development of the model tapeworm Hymenolepis microstoma, currently being used to understand major transitions in the evolution of flatworms through comparative developmental and genomic studies.

Pete Olson – Introduction and flatworm evolution
Lucas Cunningham – Description and confocal anatomy of Hymenolepis microstoma
Magdalena Zarowiecki – Assembling the Hymenolepis genome and transcriptome
Natasha Pouchkina-Stantcheva – Hox genes, in vitro culture and functional genomics
Nick Riddiford – Wnt gene loss in flatworms and expression in Hymenolepis


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