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The Edinburgh Epigenetics Community

Edinburgh University has played a pivotal role in the realm of epigenetics, encompassing various perspectives on the subject. From the foundational work of Professor Conrad Waddington, who pioneered the concept of an epigenetic landscape, to more recent advancements led by Professor Adrian Bird and his team in the exploration of DNA methylation and CpG islands, the university has consistently been at the forefront of groundbreaking research.

The dynamic epigenetics community at Edinburgh thrives through numerous local seminars and gatherings, such as the Edinburgh Chromatin, Epigenetics, and Transcriptional Regulation Meetings, skillfully coordinated by Dr. Doug Vernimmen and Dr. Sari Pennings. Thanks to a robust critical mass, Edinburgh serves as an excellent hub for diverse epigenetic research topics, including chromatin dynamics, centromeres, gene regulation, transcription factors, stem cell biology, and beyond.

The collaborative spirit is further enhanced through joint PhD programs, facilitating the convergence of expertise from different teams to drive innovative discoveries. Join us and become an integral part of our exciting and vibrant epigenetics program!