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Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
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Laufer Center Seminar

Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino

Génophysique, Genomic Physics Group

Computational and Quantitative Biology Unit
Université Pierre et Marie Curie


"Statistical laws in genome evolution"

A genome increases its complexity by adding or expanding gene families, which are its elementary functional modules. Families are combined and arranged over evolutionary times, shaping the functional landscape accessible to a species according to its environment and lifestyle. Focusing on data from 1000 sequenced genomes, this seminar will describe some notable "laws" emerging from both the cross-species and the single genome statistics of extant gene families, and some models which may help rationalize these laws.




Location Laufer Center Lecture Hall 101