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Telomere in evolutionary biology: where are we and what’s next?

Last update: : Monday 17 September 2018, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: François Criscuolo, IPHC-DEPE
Date: Thursday 6th December 2018, 13:00-14:30
Place: Amphithéàtre Grünewald, Bâtiment 25

Telomere length has been studied since 15 years now by evolutionary biologists, hoping to find a marker of biological age or of individual quality that can be used when studying wild populations. Mammals, birds, reptiles, insects have all been sent through the molecular grinder, and the main conclusions are that telomere dynamics do not follow a general rule, even in relation to age, and that results must be replaced in a species-specific context to really understand the link between telomeres and life-histories. I will present some of these results (stemming from recent publications of different research groups), and some of the arising questions - but also of the new methodological developments - that should be addressed or developed from now (among which the activity of the molecular lab of the DEPE).

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