Prof Karen A Lillycrop is Professor of Epigenetics within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.
- Human Disease
The current aim of the research in our lab is to discover the mechanisms underlying the interaction between environmental factors, genetic and epigenetic processes and their influence on disease risk across the life-course, and to translate this understanding to identify individuals at increased risk, and develop intervention strategies to reduce the burden of NCDs in later life. We are employing a range of cellular, molecular and bioinformatic approaches to study the environmental influences on the epigenome including transcriptomics and single cell transcriptomics, candidate and genome wide methylation studies, Chromatin immunoprecipitation studies, Chromatin structural studies, and machine learning.
Prof Karen Lillycropis a third year module co-ordinator, with an interest in gene expression and biomedical technology.
2014-present: Professor of Epigenetics. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2012-2014: Reader, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2007-2012: Senior Lecturer. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
1995-2007: Lecturer. Department of Biochemistry, University of Southampton, UK.
1987-1992: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Pathology, University College, London, UK.