The 13th Lunch Seminar
Date and time: Tuesday, May 12th, from 12h20.
Place: 人間文化棟6階604 (Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building, room 604)
Speaker: Atsuko Sato (Biology)
Title: Eco-Evo-Devo: a new synthesis of evolutionary biology
Abstract: How environment interact with organismal evolution has been under much debate over a century. I have been interested in finding out molecular mechanisms underlying organismal adaptation under environmental stress. A core discussion will be on Waddington’s genetic assimilation – which has attracted many biologists but not fully tested in the light of modern molecular biology. I will discuss recent discoveries and debates over this hypothesis, and how my project grows in Ocha-dai to find evidences to support this hypothesis.