Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Unraveling the unexpected roles of primase-polymerases in genome replication and repair

To counteract DNA damage and maintain genome stability, cells have evolved a myriad of strategies for repairing and bypassing specific genetic lesions. This seminar will explore our current understand of how, potentially lethal, DNA double-strand breaks are repaired and describe the mechanisms employed by the cellular end-joining apparatus to co-ordinate this process. He will also discuss how studies on DNA break repair polymerases led to the identification of distinct damage tolerance primase-polymerases (PrimPols) that assist DNA replication, defining novel lesion bypass pathways that maintain genome stability in response to replicative stress in cells.
 
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Event Time & Dates

Starts01:00 pm - 14/07/2015
Ends02:00 pm - 14/07/2015

Event Details

Contact Dr Patrick Varga-Weisz
LocationThe Brian Heap Seminar Room
SpeakerProf. Aidan Doherty
Speaker AffiliationGenome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex
Speaker Linkhttp://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/dohertylab/

Posted

14 May, 2015