Past events

29
Nov
2018
Speaker: Dr Christian Bok - Charles Darwin University - Host Giel van Dooren
“The Xenotext” is an artistic exercise currently being undertaken by the poet Christian Bök, who proposes to create an example of “living poetry.” Bök plans to generate a short verse about language and genetics, whereupon he plans to use a “chemical alphabet” to translate this poem into a sequenc
28
Nov
2018
Speaker: Professor Paul Birch FRSE
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes late blight, the most significant disease of potato and tomato. As such, it is a threat to food security. It has been shown to secrete so-called effector proteins to suppress the host immune system.
27
Nov
2018
Speaker: Professor Kim Hammond-Kosack
Crops are susceptible to a multitude of diseases, some of the most devastating being caused by microscopic fungi.   Plant pathogenic fungi and their hosts are locked in a battle, the outcome of which is strongly influenced by their genetic attributes.
23
Nov
2018
Speaker: Francisco Madueno, Inflorescence Architecture Lab, Instituto de Biologia Molecular and Celular de Plantas, Spain
The genetic control of inflorescence architecture is a key aspect for plant developmental biology, for biotechnology and for breeding strategies, being directly related to crop yield and yield stability, both characters of great economic importance.  Inflorescence architecture depends on two char
22
Nov
2018
The annual RSB Postgraduate Student Conference will feature over ~100 talks presented in three concurrent sessions. Please come along to support our PhD students.
20
Nov
2018
Speaker: John Pannell, University of Lausanne
Plants display a spectacular range of sexual systems, mating strategies.
19
Nov
2018
Speaker: Professor Jotun Hein, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
Alignment Beyond Sequences - Genomes is the tenth of 12 lectures on Biological Sequence Analysis [BSA], I give at ANU, Canberra, Australia in September to December 2018.     BSA is a huge field since sequences are presently so abundant.
19
Nov
2018
Speaker: Professor Vincent Bulone, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, University of Adelaide
Eukaryotic cell walls are complex matrices that largely consist of polysaccharides. Despite strong differences in molecular composition and architecture across taxonomic groups, cell walls exert similar functions regardless of the type of organism considered.
16
Nov
2018
Speaker: Buddhie Nanayakkara, Gordon Group, E&E, RSB
E. coli is widely used as an indicator of faecal contamination of water. The assumptions that it is unable to multiply outside a host and is not present in the absence of faecal contamination are among the criteria used for its selection as an indicator.
14
Nov
2018
Speaker: Christian Fankhauser
Light is a vital resource for plants, which compete for its availability particularly in dense communities, which are typical in agriculture.

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