Viruses and their hosts are engaged in a constant arms race leading to the evolution of antiviral defense mechanisms. Recent studies have revealed that the immune arsenal of bacteria against bacteriophages is much more diverse than previously envisioned. In this seminar, Nitzan Tal will describe several novel families of bacterial defense systems that function via nucleotide manipulation to restrict phage infection.
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Nitzan Tal — Nitzan Tal is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sorek lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where she is studying novel anti-phage defense systems in bacteria. She received her B.Sc. from Hebrew University studying the genetic basis of autism at the lab of Sagiv Shifman, and received her M.Sc. at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the lab of Rotem Sorek, elucidating the mechanism for Arbitrium phage communication systems.