Title：The RNA 5-methylcytosine epi-transcriptome of Arabidopsis thaliana
Speaker: Prof. Iain Searle , University of Adelaide
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: December 8th , 2016 (Thursday)
Host PI: Prof. Yuehui He
Venue: PSC auditorium
Prof. Lain received a BAgSci (Hons) and PhD from the University of Queensland after studying nodule development in legumes. After completing postdoctoral research in plant development at the Max Planck Institute in Germany and then in the Sainsbury Laboratory in the UK he returned to Australia. He first had a research group at the ANU and now has a group at the University of Adelaide.
The overarching aim of his research is to use the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to understand the molecular basis of complex traits and translate these discoveries into crop plants like canola and cereals (e.g. barley, wheat and rice)