The Last Ten Years Have Witnessed A Remarkable Increase In Our Awareness Of The Importance Of Events Subsequent To Transcriptional Initiation In Terms Of The Regulation And Control Of Gene Expression In Particular, The Development Of Recombinant DNA Techniques That Began In The S Provided Powerful New Tools With Which To Study The Molecular Basis Of Control And Regulation At All Levels The Resulting Investigations Revealed A Diversity Of Post Transcriptional Mechanisms In Both Prokaryotes And Eukaryotes Scientists Working On Translation, MRNA Stability, Transcriptional Anti Termination Or Other Aspects Of Gene Expression Will Often Have Met At Specialist Meetings For Their Own Research Area However, Only Rarely Do Workers In Different Areas Of Post Transcriptional Control Regulation Have The Opportunity To Meet Under One Roof We Therefore Thought It Was Time To Bring Together Leading Representatives Of Most Of The Relevant Areas In A Small Workshop Intended To Encourage Interaction Across The Usual Borders Of Research, Both In Terms Of The Processes Studied, And With Respect To The Evolutionary Division Prokaryotes Eukaryotes Given The Breadth Of Topics Covered And The Restrictions In Size Imposed By The NATO Workshop Format, It Was An Extraordinarily Difficult Task To Choose The Participants However, We Regarded This First Attempt As An Experiment On A Small Scale, Intended To Explore The Possibilities Of A Meeting Of This Kind Judging By The Response Of The Participants During And After The Workshop, The Effort Had Been Worthwhile
John F McCarthy is Director of the Resources Environment and Development RED Program, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
- 652 pages
- Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression (NATO ASI Series H: Cell Biology)
- John F. McCarthy
- 08 May 2019 John F. McCarthy