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The Svedberg seminarium – Vardhman Rakyan

Måndag 8 maj ger Vardhman Rakyan, professor of Epigenetics, Queen Mary University of London, en öppen föreläsning på tema Epigenetic variation and the developmental origins of mammalian phenotypes. Fri entré. Varmt välkommen!


Tid: Måndag 8 maj 2017, kl. 15:15-16.00
Plats: BMC, C8:301
Övrigt: Fri entré, ingen föranmälan

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The Svedberg seminarium

Dr. Vardhman Rakyan is a professor of Epigenetics at the Blizard Institute, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. He will speak about “Epigenetic variation and the developmental origins of mammalian phenotypes”, how mammalian phenotypes are influenced by genetics and environment.

Epigenetic variation and the developmental origins of mammalian phenotypes

Mammalian phenotypes are influenced by genetics and environment. These two factors rarely operate in isolation, but rather the environment modulates the effects of the underlying genetics. Recent compelling evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms, which are diverse and ubiquitous in eukaryotes, are a key mediator of environmental effects on genome function. Understanding the epigenetic basis of such gene-environment interactions is therefore crucial for elucidating the origins of mammalian phenotypes. Dr. Rakyan is particularly interested in ‘epialleles’ – loci at which the epigenetic state varies as a result of genetic and/or environmental influences. In this presentation, Dr. Rakyan will discuss the dynamics and functional consequences of gene-environment induced mammalian epiallelic variation that can arise at any time, from the moment of conception (in utero effects) and throughout the life of the individual (in the context of complex diseases, phenotypes, and ageing).

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Värd: Gerli Rosengren Pielberg, Uppsala universitet


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The Svedberg (1884-1971) var professor i fysikalisk kemi vid Uppsala universitet 1912–1949 och mottog Nobelpriset i kemi 1926.