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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Evolution of microbial systems for defense and offense: CRISPR and far beyond"

Seminar: Seminars of interest | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Koonin is the Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He is known primarily for his research on genome evolution, especially in microbes and viruses, host-parasite coevolution, and more specifically, functions and evolution of CRISPR-Cas systems. Koonin received his PhD in Molecular Biology in 1983 from the Department of Biology, Moscow State University. Eugene Koonin’s group is engaged in “post-genomic” computational biology research, i.e. utilization of genome sequences, expression, interaction and other data to advance our understanding of the evolution of life and functions of living cells.