Reprogramming of the epigenome in embryogenesis

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (BST)

This webinar will explore embryonic development in mammalian and non-mammalian species, focusing on the comparison of epigenetic reprogramming between species. More specifically, from a non-mammalian perspective, inheritance and developmental reprogramming of non-CpG methylation in zebrafish will be covered. We will then provide an insight to early mammalian development, from fertilization to gastrulation with a focus on epigenetic dynamics and transcriptional regulation. The exciting area of zygotic genome activation and the transfer of control from the mother (oocyte) to embryo will also be discussed.

This is perhaps one of the most fascinating and important fields of biology as it pertains to how much of life is created and there is still a lot to learn on the complexity underlying these processes.

Our invited speakers will be Dr Melanie Eckersley-Maslin, BBSRC Discovery Fellow at the Babraham Institute (UK) and Dr Ozren Bogdanovic, Senior Research Fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Join us at this webinar, which is chaired by Professor Marnie Blewitt, who jointly leads the Epigenetics and Development Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and she is also an Associate Editor for the Biochemical Society Transactions journal.


Sep 03 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Biochemical Society


Biochemical Society
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