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EVENTS


From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years

CellCentric
Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
04 September 2009 - 06/09/2009

An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago, and subsequent developments in epigenetics including the recent description of whole epigenomes.

25 years ago, the laboratories of Azim Surani and Davor Solter demonstrated that specific regions of a cell's genome were being marked with instructions beyond the DNA code. This imprint imparts information on differential gene expression, and thus helps govern what cells do. These findings were pivotal to the emerging field of epigenetics. In most cases epigenetic information is faithfully passed on from cell to progenitor cell, but when these processes go awry, disease can result. It has now been shown that misregulation of the epigenetic imprint plays a key role in cancer, as well as other conditions including inflammatory disorders, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. This is becoming a key area for commercial research into novel therapeutics.

Topics addressed at this event will include:

  • the epigenome and regulation of development;

  • reprogramming and dynamics of DNA methylation ;

  • the epigenome in health and disease;

  • interactions between genome and epigenome;

  • the parental origin of specific epigenetic control;

  • many epigenomes and their regulation.

The attendance fee is £275. To register, use this online form or contact CellCentric at or on +44 (0)1799 531 204.


Find out more about genetics in The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning, coauthored by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Jess Buxton (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and find out more about fertility/embryology regulation in Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation, coedited by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Kirsty Horsey (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Further details of this event are available on the CellCentric website.

Published by the Progress Educational Trust

CROSSING FRONTIERS

Public Conference
London
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

Sandy Starr


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