"Epigenetics and the effects of nature versus nurture" by Professor Dame Amanda Fisher

Location
Lecture Theatres 1 and 2, School of Dentistry
Category
Alumni, International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching
Dates
Thursday 26th October 2017 (14:00-15:00)
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Contact

Please make sure you register your attendance by no later than Monday 23rd October to Erika Malone -  E.J.Malone@bham.ac.uk

“Epigenetics and the effects of nature versus nurture” by Professor Dame Amanda Fisher

 

Professor Dame Amanda Fisher uses lymphocytes as models to study how gene expression patterns are transmitted through cell division, and to explore the molecular basis of lineage choice. Her lecture will examine the extent to which nurture versus nature influence the epigenome and cell behaviour. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society (2014) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2003) and has received the Helmholtz International Fellow Award (2015), the EMBO Gold Medal (2002) and the Women of Outstanding Achievement in SET (2010). She is also Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences at Imperial College, London.

 

The lecture will be of particular interest to Post Graduate students, however this invitation is open to all Clinical staff.

 

Please note attendance at this lecture will be equivalent to one hour of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

 

The aims and objectives of the lecture are to instil an understanding of:

 

1) the nature of the epigenome and chromatin marks

2) the role nurture plays in chromatin marks

3) the role nature plays in chromatin marks

4) chromatin marks and gene expression

5) the importance of the epigenome to cell behaviour and decision-making