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Aneuploidy in humans: What we know, what we wish we knew Event

Prof. Terry Hassold
13:00 - 14:00
6 October 2016
IDS lecture theatre, level A, IDS Building, Southampton General Hospital

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Event details

The Annual Pat Jacobs Lecture, presented by Professor Terry Hassold of Washington State University


Lunch is available from 12.30 in the seminar room opposite.

Synopsis: Professor Hassold is Eastlick Distinguished Professor at Washington State University, and has published over 20 papers with Professor Pat Jacobs. One of the primary aims of his laboratory is the use of cytogenetic and molecular techniques to study the origin and etiology of human chromosome abnormalities, with the aim being to uncover basic mechanisms responsible for the errors. Additionally, due to the importance of abnormal meiotic recombination to the genesis of human trisomies, they have recently initiated a series of studies to examine factors responsible for 'setting' recombination levels in mammalian males and females. Surprisingly, their observations indicate that at many stages in the recombination process human females make 'mistakes', increasing the likelihood of chromosome abnormalities in oocytes. These errors appear to occur at similar frequencies in different human populations suggesting that, for reasons that are unclear, they confer an evolutionary benefit.


Speaker information

Professor Terry Hassold,Washington State University,

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