The 64th In Silico Megabank Research Seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 24. This Time, we will be welcoming Dr. Yasuhiro Go, Center for Novel Science Initiatives, National Institutes of Natural Sciences as our lecturer, and he will be speaking on “Understand ourselves through genome -What separates humans and apes-“.
・Date/Time: November 24 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm‐5:30 pm
・Venue: Small Conference Room 2(3rd Floor), Tohoku Medical Megabank Building
・Title: Understand ourselves through genome -What separates humans and –
・Lecturer: Yasuhiro Go (Center for Novel Science Initiatives, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
＊This lecture is transferable as a class in the medical research-related lecture course.
・Abstract: It has been about 15 years since the reference genome sequence of the humans was decoded. During this time phrase, whole genome analysis of 100,000 people and studies on single cell genomics & transcriptomics have been conducted worldwide in order to analyze the genes causing human diseases and to study variations. However, no matter how much various human genomes are revealed, in addition to human genome, comparison of the characteristics and variations of other species with those of human is inevitable for fundamental understanding of humans and, further, acknowledging the evolutional meaning. Hence, with using disease and evolution as the keywords, I have conducted research mainly on the genome variation analysis of primates other than humans, especially chimpanzees, macaques, and marmosets, as the comparison targets with humans, and on transcriptome analysis of their brains. In this seminar, “what is between humans and apes” based on the genomics and transcriptomics of primates other than humans is considered.
・Organizer: Yukuto Sato, Masao Nagasaki