RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS), Yokohama, JAPAN

Thursday 19 September 2019 | 11:00 am – Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

Functional elucidation of long non- coding RNAs based on functional genomics and single cell RNA-seq

Host: R. Guler

Dr. Jay W. Shin acquired his PhD at ETH Zurich, Switzerland after his research training at Harvard Medical School (HMS) Boston, USA. During this period, Jay investigated Transcriptional Regulatory Network controlling tumor angiogenesis. In 2008, Jay continued his research at RIKEN, Japan with a Special Postdoctoral Fellowship. Now, as a team leader, Jay is co-leading two international consortiums: FANTOM6, investigating the functional role of long non-coding RNAs, and the Human Cell Atlas, building the atlas of the human body at the single cell resolution. Jay enjoys developing new technologies and building functional genomics platforms to decipher the molecular mechanisms involved in cellular plasticity and disease.