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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Julieta Goenga, AIAS Fellow

Speciation: The evolution of reproductive proteins

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Monday 6 June 2016,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Reproduction is an intricate act that involves complex interactions between male and female reproductive proteins. The interaction of these reproductive proteins not only ensures fertilization success but also has the potential to play a prominent role in maintaining species boundaries. The spectacular rapid divergence detected in reproductive proteins indicates that they could play a key role in the formation of new species. As an AIAS Fellow I am going to implement a multidisciplinary approach, combining proteomics, phylogenetic comparative analysis and experimental evolution to provide a more comprehensive overview of the evolutionary forces driving the rapid divergence of reproductive proteins and their role in the formation of new species.

Short CV

Julieta Goenaga's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.