Our Epigenetics Seminar Series continues in October, when we will welcome Prof Peter Jones from the Van Andel Institute, USA.
See more details below, and keep an eye on our Epigenetics Seminar Series page for information on the rest of the series.
We’ve been delighted with the attendance for the past few months, and hope you can join us in October.
Join in the chat on Twitter on #AEpiAseminar.
The Seminars are held approximately every four weeks, on Thursdays. The time varies depending on the international location of the speaker. Attendance is available to all Australian Epigenetics Alliance members – so please join AEpiA for free, or check your membership here.
Prof Peter Jones
Van Andel Institute, USA
The Whys and Hows of DNA methylation
Professor Peter Jones has been Chief Scientific Officer of the Van Andel Institute (VAI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2014.
Peter has helped pioneer the field of epigenetics, particularly its role in cancer, and helped develop novel cancer therapies. His laboratory discovered the effects of 5‑azacytidine on cytosine methylation and first established the link between DNA methylation, gene expression and differentiation.
Peter has published more than 300 scientific papers and received several honors, including an Outstanding Investigator Award. He and Stephen Baylin shared the Kirk Landon Award for Basic Cancer Research from the AACR in 2009 and the Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society in 2011.