'Establishing and Propagating Specialised Chromatin States'

Series Name Genome Science Theme Seminar
Speaker Prof. Robin C. Allshire
Type Lectures & Talks
When 05 Jun 2013, 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Venue Frank & Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Henry Wellcome
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact No booking is required

Professor Robin Allshre was awarded the Genetics Society Medal in 2013 for his outstanding research contributions to the fields of epigenetics and chromosome biology. His research focuses on s turned from telomeres to centromeres and he and his colleagues have demonstrated that normal centromere activity requires that centromeric DNA is in heterochromatin and is dependent on histone modifications, particularly those on Histone H3 and the related protein CENPA. More recently they have shown that these modifications are added in response to components of the RNAi pathway linking transcription of centromeric sequences to histone modification and centromere integrity.

Dr Allshire is recognised internationally as a world leader in the field of epigenetics and chromosome biology. He was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 1988, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002, and of the Royal Society, London, in 2011.

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