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Epigenetics of Adaptation

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Manchester Metropolitan University

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Readership Lectures from MMU
Join us for the fifth in the 2016-17 series of public lectures.

March's talk is from Dr. Chris Murgatroyd, Reader, Biomedical Sciences

Epigenetics of Adaptation
Adverse conditions during childhood can increase vulnerability to mood disorders later in life. During early life the brain exhibits high plasticity, which allows environmental signals to shape the experience-dependent maturation of stress-regulating pathways leading to long-lasting altered stress responsivity during adulthood. Current research addressing the mechanisms is showing that epigenetic factors can program the activity of genes in response to an environment that in turn can give rise to persistent alterations of adult physiology and dysfunction eventually leading in disease.

In this talk, Chris Murgatroyd will address recent research in the field of epigenetic programming in psychiatry discussing links between animal models and human studies, transgenerational effects and gene-environment interactions towards the development of personalised approaches in healthcare.

Refreshments will be available from 17:30 with the talk starting at 18:00. This will last around 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session and a drinks reception.

Please email engage@mmu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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