Epigenetic inheritance and parental origin effects

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 18 May

The Theatre

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  • visualisation of DNA helix and proteins affecting gene expression
    Credit: Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujLppvMqUOI


Standard £14

Concession £10

Discounts for Ri Members

Event description

What is epigenetic inheritance and why is it important? And why would it matter which parent you inherited a particular gene from? Join epigeneticist Anne Ferguson-Smith to learn the implications of  parental origin for development, metabolism and the brain.


Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith is Head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. She is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and her lab focuses on the developmental role of imprinted genes and the epigenetic mechanisms controlling the specific expression of genes depending on their parental origins.

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