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Institute for Life Sciences

Institute for Life Sciences Conference: 'Epigenetics and Evolution' Event

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09:30 - 18:00
5 June 2015
Lecture Theatre 1 South Academic Block Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 023 8059 7280 or email .

Event details

The aim of this conference is to showcase interdisciplinary research in this field by bringing together interests on how epigenetics contributes to evolution and the causes of non-communicable disease.

The programme focuses on four broad areas:

  • Evolutionary impacts
  • Mechanistic epigenetics
  • Health consequences
  • Relevance to policy


Keynote speakers: 

Dr Jordana Bell, King's College London

Dr Tobias Uller, Lund University

Internal speakers include:

Prof Cyrus Cooper, Medicine

Dr Thomas Ezard, Biological Sciences and Ocean & Earth Sciences

Prof Mark Hanson, Medicine

Prof Rebecca Hoyle, Mathematics

Prof Karen Lillycrop, Biological Sciences

Dr Ben MacArthur, Mathematics & Medicine

Dr Deborah Mackay, Medicine

Prof Peter J S Smith , Institute for Life Sciences

Dr Richard Watson, Electronics & Computer Science

Registration:  is now closed.  Please direct any queries to


This conference is free to attend - no travel bursaries are available for delegates.


Poster Opportunity

Attendees are invited to submit a poster for display. Please submit an abstract (not more than 400 words) to  by 1st May 2015.

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