IBCS Seminar - New Insights into the role of non-coding DNA in diabetes

An Exeter Medical School seminar
Date29 April 2014
Time14:30 to 15:30
PlaceRILD (PMS) Lecture Theatre, Wonford

Speaker: Professor Jorge Ferrer, Imperial College LondonProfessor Ferrer is interested in understanding genome regulation of pancreatic beta cells and its implications for human diabetes. His team has combined genetic model systems and advanced genomics to address key questions in human beta cell biology, regeneration, and disease.

Professor Ferrer is chair in Genetics and Medicine, Head of the Section of Epigenomics and Disease, and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. He received his medical degree and trained in Endocrinology in the University of Barcelona School of Medicine. He subsequently trained in genetics and transcriptional regulation in Washington University and Harvard University before returning to Barcelona in 1997. There he established a research team within Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer and CIBERDEM, a Spanish diabetes research network. He recently moved to Imperial College London where he has established a laboratory based at Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine.

No registration needed for seminar.


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