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Mechanisms linking diet to genome – epigenetics in non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr Neil Youngson, Department of Pharmacology, SoMS, UNSW

Dr Neil Youngson holds an Undergraduate degree in Genetics with Honours from his hometown of Aberdeen, Scotland and a PhD in Biology from Cambridge University, completed in 2005.
He has worked on various aspects of epigenetics for 19 years, mainly in reproduction, development, behaviour and metabolism.

After completing his PhD, he moved to Brisbane and did post-doctoral research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research before moving to Sydney in 2012.

Since coming to the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW in 2012, he has worked on the role of epigenetics in metabolic disease particularly in obesity. He is returning to the UK in March to establish a lab working on Epigenetic mechanisms of NAFLD at the Institute of Hepatology, London.

All welcome. Drinks and nibbles from 3:30pm, seminar starts, 4pm.

Enquiries:   Natasha Kumar;
                   Ingvars Birzniek;

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Friday, 15 February 2019 - 4:00pm
Wallace Wurth LG02
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