Prof Raymund (Mundy) Wellinger: Tales of the End Game
Location:Seminar Room 1 and 2, Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Raymund (Mundy) Wellinger (Canada Research Chair in Telomere Biology, University de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada)) is one of the Telomere research OGs. He is currently on sabbatical at CMRI from his home at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada (http://wellingerlab.org/). Mundy’s many successes include: discovering that chromosome ends terminate in a 3’-overhang of the G-rich telomere sequence (Cell 1993); that the Ku DNA repair protein plays a central role in telomere biology (Science 1997); that novel chromatin states are present at ALT and telomerase positive cells (NCB 2006); CDK dependent regulation of telomere functions (Mol Cell 2006); and that telomerase and RNP complexes share constituents (Cell 2016). He has also dabbled in ribosomes (Cell 2011), hnRNPA1 (Nature Genetics 1998), splicing (Nat Struc Mol Bio 2011, Cell 2011) and more. Mundy is an extraordinarily pleasant individual and gives fantastic talks, so please come by this Wednesday to learn how his lab uses yeast as a model organism to study telomere biology.
Host: Tony Cesare