how epigenetics remembers the past to shape your future
Nature or nurture? Epigenetics may provide the connection. Come join UBC researchers for a free evening at Science World on April 27 to learn more about the emerging research field of epigenetics, and its role in human development.
All of the cells in your body use the same DNA or genetic code to function. Throughout its life and depending on specific conditions, each cell expresses, or switches on, only a selection of its genes. This process is known as gene regulation, and the changes in gene regulation that can be inherited without altering the information contained in the genetic code, make up the field of epigenetics. Epigenetics is revealing itself to be a point of connection between your genes and your environment; by way of epigenetic regulation, your lifestyle and physical/social environment can affect which genes are expressed and when, therefore impacting your development, and potentially the development of future generations.
Join us for an evening of epigenetics at Science World
As part of the Centennial Emerging Research Workshop on Epigenetics, UBC is co-presenting a free public evening at Science World to inform and engage our audience on the topic of epigenetics, and its role in development, health and disease. Presented in partnership with Science World, Genome BC and the Child and Family Research Institute, the evening will begin with a keynote speaker, followed by a panel of experts in the field who will each give a brief overview of their areas before answering questions.
We invite all attendees to stay for a free catered reception and to engage in further conversations following the panel discussion.
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Science World, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
Keynote: Tom Boyce, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, USA
Panelists: Michael Kobor, The University of British Columbia
Angela Devlin, The University of British Columbia
Judith Hall, The University of British Columbia
Moderator: Anthony Phillips, The University of British Columbia
Cost: This event is free to attend, but tickets are required. Please note: tickets are now sold out but there is a waitlist if you still would like the chance to attend.
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