Phenotype and the flexible genome: the role of epigenetic processes in development and human disease

Epigenetics refers to the study of heritable changes in genome function that occur without a change in primary DNA sequence. Epigenetics is emerging as a critical area of modern research and there have been rapid advances in our understanding of the functional consequences of alterations in epigenetic gene regulation and the response of epigenetic marks to environmental cues. To address these exciting new discoveries, we are hosting a one day meeting that will focus specifically on the phenotypic consequences of alterations in epigenetic gene regulation in mammals.

Scientific organisers:

Rosalind John and Anthony Isles

Speakers:

Professor Azim Surani, University of Cambridge, Gurdon Institute Dr Myriam Hemberger, University of Cambridge, Babraham Institute Dr Andrew Ward, University of Bath Professor Alan Clarke, Cardiff University Professor Anne Ferguson Smith, University of Cambridge Dr Dietmar Spengler, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Professor Andrew P. Feinberg, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Professor Barry Keverne, University of Cambridge

Featuring:

Dr Madan Babu, University of Cambridge The 2011 Balfour lecture

11 November, 2011

Speakers:

Professor Azim Surani, University of Cambridge, Gurdon Institute

Dr Myriam Hemberger, University of Cambridge, Babraham Institute

Dr Andrew Ward, University of Bath

Professor Alan Clarke, Cardiff University

Professor Anne Ferguson Smith, University of Cambridge

Dr Dietmar Spengler, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Professor Andrew P. Feinberg, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

Professor Barry Keverne, University of Cambridge