October 13th at 5pm (GMT)
Chair: Alexandra Moreira, ICBAS
Title: 'Witnessing the fifty-year gene revolution: from single genes and their messenger RNAs to genomes and their transcriptomes'
Nicholas Proudfoot is a renowned molecular biologist who has made significant contributions to the field of messenger RNA (mRNA) processing in eukaryotes.
Early in his career, Nick discovered the genetic punctuation signals that dictate the end of the mRNA.
More recently, he has focused on how gene transcription is precisely coordinated with mRNA production.
Nick’s work has been crucial in advancing our current understanding of mRNA. He is a Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Oxford and his research group studies a wide range of basic biological mechanisms associated with successful gene expression.