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Luncheon Seminar #133: Help, there's -omics in my comparative physiology! -How new tools direct and misdirect our research on insect thermal biology.
2018/12/18 112 返回上页
2018-12-24 (星期一) 11:40am-1:00pm Seminar starts at 12:00pm
Brent John Sinclair,Professor
周隆泉楼A3-206 A3-206 Zhou Long Quan Building

【来访单位 Institution】:Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario,Canada    

【邀请人 Host】:董云伟  Yunwei Dong      【联络人 Contact】:黄迎   Ying Huang 2181571

Abstract: 

Acquiring large-scale -omic information is now relatively simple, and is becoming a common tool in comparative physiology. However, my experience is that incorporating -omics into an organism-focused research program has its challenges. I will use examples from my own lab of using various transcriptomics approaches to address questions associated with the physiology of insect low temperature tolerance. Along the way, we ve learned a lot about experimental design, hypothesis generation and testing, and the advantages and disadvantages of combining multiple platforms. I ll show how we ve overcome -omics-induced existential crises and harnessed these tools to get back to our core interests of figuring out how insects function at temperatures below freezing.

Research field:

Integrative thermal biology of terrestrial invertebrates

Key current research: 

Physiological, molecular, and evolutionary mechanisms underlying insect thermal biology
Overwintering and invasion potential of forest and agricultural pests
Impacts of climate change on insects
Environmental impacts on insect immunity and microbiome Overwinter energetics and metabolism