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IMSR Seminar Series: Regulation of pancreatic beta cell transcription factors by lncRNAs

IBR Seminar Room, N143 (IBR Seminar room)
Friday 3 May 2019 (13:00-14:00)

As part of the IMSR Seminar Series, Dr Anthony Beucher will give a talk on "Regulation of pancreatic beta cell transcription factors by lncRNAs", and Dr Ines Cebola will give a talk on "Insights into T2D regulatory networks from 3D chromatin maps and genome editing”

Anthony Beucher is a postdoc in Prof Jorge Ferrer’s group at Imperial College London. He is interested in deciphering the function of long non-coding RNAs in pancreatic beta cells and aims to uncover molecular mechanisms by which they regulate beta cell differentiation and physiology. He did his PhD with Dr Gerard Gradwohl in the IGBMC (Strasbourg, France) where he studied the differentiation of pancreatic and intestinal endocrine cells. Anthony joined Prof Jorge Ferrer’s lab in Barcelona (Spain) as DIATRAIN-Marie Curie fellow in 2012 before moving to Imperial College London in 2013. 

Inês Cebola is a molecular biologist with a strong interest in understanding how noncoding sequences affect disease risk. She spent the past 8 years in Prof Jorge Ferrer’s team, in which she investigated how sequence variation in pancreatic transcriptional enhancers can contribute to both rare and common forms of diabetes. In the past few years, she applied genome editing in pancreatic beta cells to investigate 3D chromatin interactions between enhancers and their target genes. Dr. Cebola was recently appointed Lecturer in Epigenomics in Imperial College London.

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