swissnex India is supporting the EMBO workshop on ‘Upstream and Downstream of Hox Genes’ organised by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and the University of Geneva. Swiss university faculty and researchers working in the field of Hox gene will participate in the workshop.
About the workshop
Hox genes determine the formation of anterior-posterior body axis in all bilaterians. It is along with this common theme of body plan determination in animals that a variety of forms have evolved. Regulatory mechanisms that set the expression pattern of Hox genes and their subsequent targets play key role in this process. Recent advances in genome scale technology like mapping of epigenetic modifications and long-range interactions present unprecedented opportunity to solve the complex puzzle of regulatory events related with Hox genes. These advances have expanded the depth and width of molecular, cellular and genetic approaches to study biology. This sets the stage for this special hox meeting to discuss current status and the future directions in the field of developmental biology.
For detailed programme & speaker details, please visit EMBO workshop webpage.