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Evolution of Regulatory Landscapes

Date: 28 October 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: SymbioticA
Speaker: José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta

Temporal and evolutionary dynamic of gene expression is critical for tissue formation during animal development and has been essential for morphological diversification along evolution. This depends on cis-regulatory information located at the non-coding DNA. What is the dynamic of this regulatory information along development and evolution and how this information is organized in the genome? Here I will show how epigenomic information can be used to reveal the evolutionary history of the 3D chromatin architecture of critical genomic locus.

José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta has 26 years experience in the field of developmental biology. His areas of expertise are Developmental Biology and Evolution, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Functional Genomics and Epigenomics. In recent years he has pioneered the combination of recently developed molecular and developmental techniques to study the contribution of cis-regulatory elements and chromatin structure to development, evolution and human diseases.

José has published 101 papers during his research career (see: These include one Cell, one Nature, three Nature Genetics, one Nature Cell Biology, one Developmental Cell, one Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, two Nature Communications, ten Genome Research, five PNAS, two Current Biology, two PLoS Genetics and one Cell Report papers.