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Upcoming Events

The biology of mitochondrial genome cheaters

Maulik Patel; Vanderbilt University

I will present my lab’s efforts to study the biology of cheater mitochondrial genomes. Because cells contain multiple independently replicating mitochondrial genomes, wildtype and mutant copies can coexist. Wildtype…

MathBio Seminar - Title TBA

Andreas Buttenschoen (University of British Columbia)


Seminar with Dr. Melike Lakadamyali

Melike Lakadamyali