Lifting the Lid on Epigenetics

Lifting the lid on Epigenetics

Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus

A series of presentations and discussions hosted by the Oxford Genomics Centre

10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee

10:30-10:35 Welcome and opening remarks from Dr David Buck

Session 1: Common Diseases and Epigenetics (chair: Prof Mark McCarthy)

10:35-11:00 Prof Mark McCarthy (WTCHG) “Life beyond DNA in the research for the molecular basis of type 2 diabetes”

11:00-11:25 Prof Julian Knight (WTCHG) “Genetic modulation of an MHC master regulator: insights into the utility of eQTL mapping”

11:25-11:50 Dr Jordana Bell (King’s College) “TBC

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 2: Cancer and Epigenetics (chair: Prof Ian Tomlinson)

13:00-13:25 Dr Andrew Feber (UCL) “TBC

13:25-13:50 Dr Ben Fairfax (WTCHG) “Exploring the genetics of context specific DNA-methylation in primary monocytes”

13:50-14:15 Dr Andrew Beggs (University of Birmingham) “Epigenetics for biomarker development and scientific translation”

14:15-14:45 Coffee break

Session 3: The Emerging Technologies (chair: Dr Tudor Fulga)

14:45-15:10 Dr Gavin Kelsey (Babraham Institute) “Profiling DNA methylation genome-wide in single cells”

15:10-15:35 Dr Timo Wagner (Agena) “Methylation Analysis with MassARRAY – Established and Novel Approaches”

15:35-16:00 Dr Alex Shalek (MIT School of Science) “Enabling ‘bottom-up’ biology through single cell genomics”

16:00-16:30 Q&A panel with all speakers

16:30:-18:30 Drinks reception with sponsors poster session