SPLS Tuesday Seminar Series - Getting to the edge of plant-pathogen interactions network

Shahid Mukhtar, Associate Professor
Department of Biology at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 4:00pm
Marley 230 and Zoom Link - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82546831234 Password: spls

Networks consist of systems’ components, referred to as ‘nodes’, and interactions between them are termed ‘edges’. The understanding of how networks function in the schema of an entire system is fueling the development of network-based approaches. Such a framework is pertinent to the evaluation of diverse biological networks co-expression, TF-target, and protein-protein interactions. Network analysis has been a recent focus in biological sciences due to its ability to synthesize global visualizations of cellular processes and predict functions based on inferences from network properties. Understanding these topological features and deciphering the network architecture can provide insights into the identification of new community structures, unknown signaling pathways, and novel relationships between genes and their products. I will discuss the molecular mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens modulate the host regulatory system to interfere with nutrients influx. Using integrated multi-omics datasets and deep learning approaches, we are currently predicting “gene functions” for micro- and macro-nutrients, and this topic will also be part of my presentation.
Dr. Mukhtar will be presenting in-person in Marley 230
Zoom broadcast - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86531632716
Password: spls2022
refreshments will be provided 3:30pm – 4:00pm in Marley Lobby