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Top Lectures: Dr Mrinalini

  • Dr. Mrinalini
Thursday 11 February 2021
Kaltura Live Room

Be welcome at the Top Lectures from the Institute Biology Leiden! Twice a month researchers at the IBL invite (inter)national speakers to give a masterclass to students and hold a public accessible lecture for a general audience. The lecture will be held online in Kaltura.

The programme is as follows:

  • 15.00 - Top Lecture 
  • 16.00 - Discussion with MSc students
  • 17.00 - End

Your host for this edition is Prof. dr. Michael Richardson. He has invited Dr Mrinalini, research fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore in Singapore to give the Top Lecture. She will talk about:

The Genomic Architecture of Venomous Snakes

Chromosome level resolution of de novo assembled snake genomes has become feasible through rapid innovations in sequencing technologies and bioinformatics tools. Integration of genomics with functional genomics provides much needed insights on the genomic architecture of venomous snakes. The evolution of complex traits, such as venom, and the evolution of snakes and reptiles in the broader sense can be explored using these data. In the backdrop of some of the recent advances in snake genomics, I will discuss the Malayan pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma), a very dangerous and medically important snake from Southeast Asia.

How to join

The lecture will take place in Kaltura Live Room via https://smart.newrow.com/#/room/uhb-534.

The discussion at 16.00 is accessible only for MSc students who have registered beforehand via uSis/Brightspace.

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