University of Dundee

"Single cell epigenome landscape of development and aging"

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:00
Event Location: 
School of Life Sciences, MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Professor Victoria Cowling FRSE FRSB
Event Speaker: 
Prof Wolf Reik
Babraham Institute, Cambridge
Event Type: 

Wolf Reik obtained his MD from the University of Hamburg. He did his thesis work with

Rudolf Jaenisch, and postdoctoral work with Azim Surani in Cambridge. He became a

Fellow of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine at Cambridge and subsequently the

Head of the Epigenetics Programme at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and its

Associate Director. He is honorary Professor of Epigenetics at the University of

Cambridge and Associate Faculty at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where he is a

founding member of the recently established Centre for Single Cell Genomics. He is a

Member of EMBO, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow of the Royal

Society, and Member of the Academia Europaea.

His research interests are in epigenetics, particularly in epigenetic reprogramming during

mammalian development and its role in stem cell biology and inheritance. His current

work addresses the mechanisms of genome-wide demethylation in the mammalian

germline, links between reprogramming and pluripotency, the potential for

transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, and the role of epigenetic mechanisms in

experimental reprogramming. His lab also develops new epigenomics technologies

especially in small numbers of cells.