Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours – Theo Murphy meeting

Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 June 2017 evolution-social-media
The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre


Organised by Dr Rachel McMullan and Cecile Sarabian
https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/06/evolution-pathogen-parasite/

Dear Colleague

I am organising an exciting 2-day, residential-style meeting at Royal Society Chicheley Hall on 12-13 June 2017 entitled, Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours.

This meeting will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists in the field of pathogen and parasite avoidance, such as invertebrates, vertebrates and humans. Further information can be found here: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/06/evolution-pathogen-parasite/

The meeting is free to attend; participants just have to cover their accommodation, travel and subsistence. Please let me know if you need more information.

Best wishes

Anh

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Featured Paper: Nuclear hormone receptors in parasitic helminths

I would like to draw your attention to the review on the evolution of “nuclear hormone receptors in parasitic helminths” by Wenjie Wu and Philip LoVerde published in the Journal for Molecular Cell Endocrinology in 2011.

It gives an overview on how nuclear receptors (NR) evolved in platyhelminths and nematodes. By searching for a cited accession number (a.e. AY395038 , which is the Schistosoma mansoni SmTRα receptor) on ParaSite you can easily find the respective gene and visualise the evolutionary relationships in the Ortholog/GeneTree section.

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(SmTRα – the red rectangle marks the duplication event, the red highlighting the queried gene)