Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Evolution of microbial systems for defense and offense: CRISPR and far beyond"
Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information
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 Koonins 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.