Marian Walhout

Monday, 24 April 2017 at 11:00 | Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg

Marian Walhout | University of Massachusetts Medical School (USA)

Host: Anne-Claude Gavin, Structural and Computational Biology Unit

Abstract

Nutritional regulatory networks

Gene regulation and metabolism lie at the heart of most biological processes. Both are accomplished by complex networks harboring hundreds of nodes and thousands of edges. We study these networks and the interactions between them mainly in the nematode C. elegans, because it is amenable to high-throughput, large-scale genetics and genomics. In addition, we study interspecies network interactions between C. elegans and bacteria, that may help illuminate interactions between mammalian intestinal cells and the gut microbiota.

Biography

Marian Walhout is co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and a Professor in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, USA. Her lab studies the structure, function and evolution of gene regulatory networks, as well as the interactions between gene regulatory and metabolic networks. Together with Job Dekker and Marc Vidal, she edited the “Handbook in Systems Biology”, which was published in 2012.