Docent lecture Erik Holmqvist

Erik Holmqvist from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology gives his docent lecture within the subject Molecular biosciences.

Docentship lecture: How bacteria use RNA to control their genes

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology hereby invite all interested to a docentship lecture in subject Molecular biosciences.

Lecturer:PhD Erik Holmqvist

Title: How bacteria use RNA to control their genes

Date:Thursday 18 March 2021 at 14.15 


Chairperson:professor Anders Virtanen

Representative of the Docentship Committee:professor Monika Schmitz

Abstract:Bacteria can be found in almost all environments present on earth, and thus have developed strategies to survive also under extreme living conditions, such that few other organisms can tolerate. Many bacterial species also experience substantial changes in the living environment, which demands rapid adaptation in order to survive. This adaptation to a large extent occurs through regulation of gene activity. This lecture will focus on how bacteria use small RNA molecules to regulate genes, and exemplify how such regulation helps bacteria to adapt to new living conditions.

The lecture is an obligatory teaching test for those applying for admittance as docent and it should be possible for students and others with basic academic education in the relevant field to follow it. The lecture will last for 40-45 minutes and afterwards the audience may ask questions. The lecture will be given in Swedish.