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Dr. Alberto Kornblihtt

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chromatin and transcriptional elongation regulate alternative splicing

A public seminar by the Picchione Visiting Scholar



Biographical summary: Dr. Kornblihtt is a molecular biologist with expertise in regulation of transcription and mRNA processing. His research focuses on alternative mRNA splicing in mammalian cells. He is Plenary Professor at the Department of Physiology, Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Buenos Aires and Director of the Institute of Physiology, Molecular Biology and Neurosciences of Argentina’s National Research Council. He has been an International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2002. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and a member of EMBO. He has received many prestigious awards including the Guggenheim fellowship, the TWAS prize in Medical Sciences (2012) and the Diamond Konex award as the most relevant scientist of the decade in his country.

Supported by Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Time:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4 to 5 p.m.

Location:

Theatre A, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building (Halifax, NS)
Room 102, DMNB (Saint John, NB)

All are welcome to attend!