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About: Kalin D. Narov

Hello everybody! I am a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, studing the transcriptional regulation of an ECM gene in the mouse embryo, but currently spending the 2nd half of my research in Singapore. I have strong, professional interest in the evolution of developmental regulatory systems and their impact on morphological evolution. The great diversity of shapes, sizes, colours and behaviors of Metazoans fascinates me; hence, my desire to study their origins. I have just recently posted my first summary/discussion here. I do not have much experience with blogging but I would like to change this. I apologise in advance in case my writing style is considered cumbersome, boring or simply dull. I would greatly appreciate feedback from you!

Posts by Kalin D. Narov:

The in silico metamorphosis of the best known metazoan GRN

Posted by on August 31st, 2012

This rather lengthy summary describes a fascinating progress in the field of GRN modeling; it is a review of the article “Predictive computation of genomic logic processing functions in embryonic development”, which appeared few days ago in PNAS. Gene regulatory networks (GRNs) are complex systems of interacting genes that deploy in both space and time[…]

“You have problems with gene regulation, you say?” “Then get rid of the genes!”

Posted by on August 23rd, 2012

The purpose of this summary is to present to “The Node” readers a recent update to the story which, in my opinion, is a quite interesting example of the phenomenon of programmed genome rearrangement (PGR) that occurs in the lamprey Petromyzon marinus. Programmed genome rearrangement describes the regulated structural changes in the genome, which result[…]