Date/Time: 
Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Hershey Hall, Room 158
This seminar is sponsored by: 
UCLA Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences
Speaker: 
SHAO-SHAN CAROL HUANG, PH.D.
Genomic Analysis Laboratory & Plant Biology Laboratory The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Abstract: 

transcription factors (TFs) to capture native genomic DNA. We applied DAPseq to 1,812 Arabidopsis thaliana TFs to resolve motifs for 529 factors and genome-wide enrichment maps for 349 factors. Cumulatively, the ~2.7 million experimentally determined TFBSs captured the Arabidopsis cistrome and predicted thousands of TF target genes enriched for known and novel functions. Base-resolution epicistrome maps were established by comparison of TF-binding to genomic DNA with native cytosinemethylation patterns and genomic DNA that had been synthetically demethylated. This revealed methylcytosine inhibited binding of ~72% of factors and promoted binding of 4.3% of factors. Lastly, we showed DAP-seq binding sites provided a way to annotate genomic and epigenomic variations in natural populations and interpret results from genome-wide association studies. Overall, DAP-seq enables rapid development of base-resolution cistrome and epicistrome atlases for a wide-array of applications for eukaryotic genomes.