Posts Tagged: Institue for Amphibian Biology

Hopping to the Frontier: Following a frog’s evolutionary movements

Hopping to the Frontier: Following a frog’s evolutionary movements

  A common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species according to new genetic data collected by an international group of scientists.  If the two groups of frogs are confirmed to be different species, assigning their scientific names may require searching historical records of foreign explorers in Japan during the 1800s. Before the frogs are officially recognized as two separate species, researchers will test if individual frogs from the two groups have unique physical or behavioral features and if they can produce healthy offspring. The project began when researchers at European universities expanded their studies on sex determination and population dynamics in amphibians to include Asian… Read more

Nobel Winners Visit Campus – Sir John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka

Nobel Winners Visit Campus – Sir John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka

Hiroshima University hosted the 2012 Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine, Sir John Gurdon and Professor Shinya Yamanaka.  The Professors came to campus on March 7, 2016 and spoke to the university community at a public lecture event that was attended by faculty, students, staff, and local high school students.  Click the link below to read a summary of the event, including Sir Gurdon’s tour of the Amphibian Research Center.  Video clips of the two lectures are also available! Nobel Winners Visit Hiroshima University March 2016 Sir John Gurdon speaking at Hiroshima University: https://www.facebook.com/HiroshimaUniversityResearch/videos/181023042290955/ Professor Shinya Yamanaka speaking at Hiroshima University: https://www.facebook.com/HiroshimaUniversityResearch/videos/185344838525442/