Life Science Lunch: Epigenetics

– how our genes and the environment shape us and make us who we are

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What makes us us? Why do we react and process things differently, and how do things we experience shape us? And have you heard about the epigenetic clock that can predict your age? How does it work, and how can the epigenetic clock be used to study neuropsychiatric disorders?  

You may also join the seminar about epigenetics at the Department of Biosciences to find out more about what happens in the initial stages of mouse development.

Programme

12:00­–12:30 PM Life Science Lunch

Short introduction by Finn-Eirik Johansen, director of UiO:Life Science and head of the Department of Biosciences

Epigenetics: nurture vs nature

What makes us us? Why do we react and process things differently, and how do things we experience shape us? Ellen Wikenius PhD student, the Institute of Clinical Medicine, the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Oslo

Ellen has made the video "Epigenetics: nurture vs nature" to make her research field more accessible. The video is part of her presentation. Read about the making of the video.

The epigenetic clock and mental health

Have you heard about the epigenetic clock that can predict your age? How does it work, and how can the epigenetic clock be used to study neuropsychiatric disorders?  Thomas Espeseth, Associate Professor, the Department of Psychology, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Oslo

Watch the recording of this talk.

    12:30­–01:00 PM Section seminar at the Department of Biosciences about epigenetics in the initial stages of mouse development

    More specifically: Broad Histone Lysine Methylation Domains in Mouse Oocytes and Dynamic Regulation during Maternal to Zygotic Transition John Arne Dahl, Researcher, Oslo University Hospital

    Note: The section seminar at the Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at the Department of Biosciences will follow immediately after the Life Science Lunch. Both are open to everyone.

     

     

     

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    Published Apr. 27, 2016 1:55 PM - Last modified June 27, 2016 9:54 AM