Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University
Chromatin remodeling and gene regulation in simple eukaryotes
The Mellor group is interested in how the action of chromatin modifying enzymes influences the yeast metabolic cycle, managing the balance between growth and longevity. Maintaining this balance is critical for healthy ageing at the cellular and organismal level. One aim is to understand how switches in the composition of the SAGA complex, particularly Spt7, influences the activities associated with the complex. The group will combine experimental analysis and iterative modelling to describe how the complex changes as growth rate changes and in response to nutrient regulated signal transduction pathways (TORC1 and AMPK) and extend this work into worms and mammals.
PhDs and Postdocs involved in research on EpiGeneSys projects:
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An open call for bilateral Franco-German projects in human epigenomics from the ANR-France has been announced! The deadline to submit a "declaration of intention" is March 29th, 2013. Click here for the announcement (in French).
Edith Heard, named a Chair of the Collège de France in Epigenetics and Cellular Memory will be giving weekly lectures starting in February that, in the tradition of this great institution, are free for anyone to attend. Lectures (in French) are from 16-17:30…
Watch the Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Gurdon, speak about winning the prize and about his revolutionary work on nuclear reprogramming.