Adrian BIRD

2014 - THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF RETT SYNDROME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF RETT SYNDROME

Adrian BIRD - Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology (Edinburg, UK)

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Adrian Bird is the Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh, UK. His research explores the biology and biomedical importance of DNA methylation, which regulates chromatin structure and gene expression. His laboratory has notably established a mouse model of the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome, which is caused by mutations in a protein required for DNA methylation. This led to the first demonstration of a potential cure for the neurological phenotypes associated with this condition. For his discoveries, Dr. Bird has been awarded numerous distinctions, including the 1999 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the 2008 Charles-Leopold Mayer Prize of the French Academy of Sciences, as well as the 2011 Canada Gairdner International Award.

>> Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 14:00 - Amphitheater A (Faculty of Medicine, Building 2 / Villejean Campus / Rennes)

This seminar held in english