Molecular Medicine & Pathology seminar: Variation in the human methylome in health and disease Event as iCalendar

30 May 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 501-505, Building 501, 85 Park Road, Grafton

It is widely believed that epigenetic variation, especially in DNA methylation, is a common cause of phenotypic variation and contributes to human disease. Apart from cancer, good evidence for this belief is sparse. We are using genome-wide DNA sequencing (reduced representation bisulphite sequencing) to identify loci that show variation between persons as a discovery tool for identifying epipolymorphisms that affect phenotypes.  In addition we are using this technique to detect differences in methylation that are associated with pre-eclampsia.

Speaker:

Professor Ian Morison, Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine

Followed by drinks and pizza