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Presented by Dr. Daniel Rokhsar, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

In this webinar, Daniel Rokhsar, Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Berkeley, discusses his research focused on understanding the origin, evolution, and diversification of plants and animals by combining computational genome analysis with comparative developmental biology.

Highlights included...

  • Comparative analysis of genomic diversity across animals and their relatives
  • Characterization of the biochemical, physiological, and developmental toolkits of animals
  • A map of animal evolutionary history to infer evolutionary mechanisms for the emergence of animal diversity complexity from unicellular beginnings
  • Evidence for deep conservation of exon-intron gene structure, gene content and even chromosomal linkages to try to reconstruct aspects of ancestral animal genomes