School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Seminar series - Disparities in the evolution of multicellularity

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Professor Philip Donoghue, University of Bristol

13 December 2018

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Speaker: Professor Philip Donoghue, University of Bristol
Venue: Fogg Lecture Theatre, G.E Fogg Building

In this organismal biology and biological and experimental psychology seminar, Philip Donoghue, Professor of Palaeobiology at University of Sheffield will deliver a talk on 'Disparities in the evolution of multicellularity'.

Professor Donoghue's research is focused on the relationship between evolution and embryology, integrating living and fossil organisms, developmental biology, and knowledge of their evolutionary relationships, to provide an holistic understanding of major episodes in evolutionary history.

He has a particular interest in the evolutionary emergence of vertebrates, and of ecdysozoans, but also in the evolutionary emergence of animals and plants more generally. This entails classical palaeobiology, but also molecular genetics – to calibrate the Tree of Life to time using molecular clock theory, and to determine the role of genetic regulators of development in effecting organismal-level evolutionary change.

This seminar is open to all.