PSC Distinguished Seminar Series
Title: The importance of posttranscriptional regulation mediated by protein arginine methylation
Speaker: Prof. Xiaofeng Cao, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Day/Date: Wednesday/June 27th, 2018
Host PI: Prof. Jiamu Du
Venue: PSC Auditorium
Dr. Xiaofeng Cao is a Professor of Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She is a co-director of the Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS), jointly established by CAS and John Innes Centre, UK. Dr. Cao obtained her BSc and MSc degree in Biochemistry from Peking University in 1988 and China Agricultural University in 1991, respectively. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology from Peking University in 1997. She had postdoctoral training with Prof. Steve Jacobsen at UCLA, where she initiated her studies on plant epigenetics. In 2003, Dr. Cao was awarded “Young Talented Investigator Award” in China and took up a professorship at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. The Cao lab uses rice and Arabidopsis as models to investigate the epigenetic control of plant development, genome stability and stress response, particularly plant adaptation to low or high temperature. She is an editor for several leading journals including “The Plant Cell” and “Current Opinion in Plant Biology”, and is Associate Editor-in-Chief for “Science China Life Sciences”. She was elected a member (Academician) of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015, a member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) in 2016.
The seminar will be delivered in English.