The Provost Lecture Series 9


Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:45


Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250


Title: Plant Genomics and Epigenomics

Speaker: Professor Hidetoshi Saze, Plant Epigenetics Unit

Chair: Professor Tadashi Yamamoto, Cell Signal Unit



Genomes of higher eukaryotes, including plants, harbor a multitude of repetitive elements known as transposons. In this lecture, I will present our recent research focused on the epigenome regulation of genes and transposons, highlighting their significant role in plants' responses to environmental stimuli. Furthermore, I will introduce our collaborative research initiatives, which employ plant genomics approach to tackle pressing challenges within Okinawan society.


Venue: Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250


16:00- 17:15: Introduction, Lecture and Q&A

17:15-17:45 Teatime


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The Provost Lecture Series will provide an opportunity to celebrate milestones in the careers of OIST faculty members. It will recognize newly promoted professors and those who have received prestigious awards. It will highlight faculty achievements and create a space for retiring professors to talk about their research accomplishments and lessons learned over the course of their career. It is a way to celebrate OIST faculty, introduce them to the broader OIST community, acknowledge their research successes, share about their teaching and mentorship of students, and honor their service to the university.


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