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Mr Mark Burton BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc

Postgraduate Research Student - The Epigenetics of Breast Cancer

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Mr Mark Burton is Postgraduate Research Student within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Academic Qualifications

MSc Molecular Neuroscience. University of Bristol, UK.
Research Project:
A Study into the effects of acute stress on the expression of corticosteroid-binding globulin in the rat brain

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. University of Southampton, UK.
Research Project
: Effects of the catecholamine dopamine on phase change in the desert locust Schistocerca Gregaria

BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Psychology. University of Winchester, UK.
Research Project
: Effects of active, passive and supine exercise recovery on the clearance of blood lactate in university athletes

Research interests

Primary Research Group: Developmental Epigenetics
Affiliated Research Group: Epigen
My research interests are focused on the area of developmental epigenetics. Specifically, the effects of folic acid intake on genes associated with the development of breast cancer.

This World Cancer Research funded PhD project is investigating the level and timing of folic acid supplementation during the life-course on the epigenetic regulation of two key genes, BRCA1 and OCT-4, both of which are implicated in breast cancer. This addresses the general hypothesis that folic acid intake during specific periods of the life course leads to persistent dose and tissue-dependent epigenetic changes in genes involved in determining cancer risk.

Supervisor: Dr Karen Lillycrop & Dr Graham Burdge
PhD research: The effect of the level and timing of folic acid supplementation during the lifecourse on the epigenetic regulation of cancer determining genes and implications for genome stability and tissue differentiation
Funding: World Cancer Research Fund International

Research project(s)

Effect of folic acid supplementation during the life course on cancer susceptibility

Mr Mark Burton
Biological Sciences Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Building 85 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ
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