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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Epigenetics and transcription in the brain Event

16:15 - 20:00
16 December 2014
Ball room, Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT (Tel: 020 7465 6500/ Fax: 020 7491 9348) Tube: Green Park (Jubilee line, Piccadilly line, Victoria line), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line)

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Kanae Kurata on 020-7465-6765 or email .

Event details

Epigenetic and transcription processes are crucial to the formation and function of the brain. It is becoming clear that alterations of epigenetic processes within our brains are important causes of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, brain cancer, autism, and schizophrenia. Understanding these epigenetic mechanisms will unlock new technologies including promoting damaged nervous system regeneration and reprogramming pluripotent cells into specific neuron types.

Both UK and Japan have very strong research traditions in neuroscience and molecular biology. These are the key knowledge bases from which to begin to understand these neuroepigenetic processes. Cooperation between the UK and Japan to promote both basic research into neuroepigenetic mechanisms and to leverage this knowledge into clinical settings is predicted to have significant future benefits for society.

Building upon the first successful UK-Japan neural epigenetics workshop in 2013 hosted by the British Embassy Tokyo, this event will introduce recent findings in the UK and Japan exploring the roles of epigenetics in brain function and disease.

We would be delighted if you could attend the lecture. A networking reception is also arranged for a more relaxed opportunity to network and meet the participants.

If you can attend the event, please send an email to by Monday 1 December 2014 with below information:

1. Title (Prof./Dr./Mr./Ms.)

2. Name (as appear in a photo ID you are brining to the Embassy)

3. Position

4. Institutional affiliation

5. Email

6. Telephone number

7. How did you know about this lecture event. (i.e. Email from JSPS London)

*Once you registered for this event, the Embassy is supposed to send an official invitation as a PDF file soon. Please be sure to bring the invitation with you on the day of the event.

Security information

Please note that all visitors to the Embassy are required to bring with them both a copy of this invitation letter and photographic ID (either passport or driving license) for security purposes, and to have their belongings scanned by security equipment.

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