Exploration of Biological Diversity


WHEN April 3, 2023
6:30-8 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "Luminaries of Science" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Many powerful molecular biology tools have their origin in nature, and, often, microbial life. From restriction enzymes to CRISPR-Cas9, microbes utilize a diverse array of systems to get ahead evolutionarily. This talk explores this natural diversity through bioinformatics, biochemical, and molecular work to better understand the fundamental ways in which living organisms sense and respond to their environment and ultimately to harness these systems to improve human health.

  • Feng Zhang, Core Institute Member, Broad Institute; Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research and James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, MIT
Organized by
  • Claude Desplan, Silver Professor of Biology, NYU; Affiliated Faculty, NYUAD

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