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Watch our webinar on the role of Polycomb group (PcG) proteins in cancer

You can now watch our webinar presented by Dr. Adrian Bracken (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) for free. Our speaker discusses the connections between Polycombs and cancer by considering a number of early and more recent studies on the subject. He also provides a perspective on the future and how this knowledge could be harnessed for improved cancer therapies.

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Scientist of the month | interview with Dr. Esteban Ballestar

Scientist of the month for November is Dr. Esteban Ballestar, senior group leader at the Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (PEBC-IDIBELL) in Barcelona.

Esteban lets us in on some of the exciting research on DNA demethylation in disease being carried out in his lab, and tells us more about what we can expect from our upcoming webinar on DNA methylation changes during cell differentiation.

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Watch our applications of ChIP webinar

Have you missed out on the applications of ChIP webinar? You can now watch it for free.

Our speaker, Dr. David Grotsky, gives a brief introduction to chromatin and the ChIP protocol, followed by highlights of relevant publications where ChIP, ChIP-on-chip and ChIP-seq have been used to map genomic regions and histone modifications.

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Interview with Gerd Kempermann | Adult Neurogenesis 2015

Following meetings in Dresden (2007), Frauenchiemsee (2010) and Barcelona (2012), Prof Gerd Kempermann (CRTD, Germany) will be returning to chair the fourth conference in the Adult Neurogenesis meeting series in Dresden on May 5-8, 2015.

We recently caught up with Prof Kempermann to hear about his research and get his thoughts on this upcoming meeting.

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Abcam Events | 10th Anniversary give-away

Four lucky winners will be given free registration and all-inclusive accommodation to either Chromatin: Structure & Function 2015 (November 16-19, 2015 - Grand Caymans) or Maintenance of Genome Stability 2016 (March 7-10, 2016 - Panama).

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is to provide a few details to enter our prize drawing before December 13, 2014.

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Epigenetics and memory

Memories of our first day at school or trips to exciting places are a vital part of making us who we are. But how are we able to remember events that happened so long ago?

Over the last few years, research has shed light on some of the mechanisms involved in memory formation, and it seems as though epigenetics may have a big part to play.

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Top epigenetics articles | October

So many journals, so little time. Read our handpicked selection of the most exciting epigenetics research papers from the past month.

This month, the role of polycomb-mediated epigenetics in the formation of subcerebral projection neurons, using CRISPR-Cas9 to knock down DNA methyltransferases in the mouse brain and how DNA methylation influences heart development and disease.

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Scientist of the month | interview with Professor Sir John Gurdon

Our scientist of the month for October is Professor Sir John Gurdon of the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge. He shares with us his thoughts on the future of epigenetics and what winning the Nobel Prize meant to him.

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Protocols for IHC and ICC/IF that you can trust

Are you new to immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence? Have you thought of trying a new immunostaining method but don't know where to start? To help your research take off, we've collected all our IHC and ICC/IF know-how into a comprehensive protocols page covering among other topics:

Browse IHC and ICC/IF protocols»


Choose the right markers for your neuronal subset

Mining information on which proteins can serve as markers for specific neuronal subtypes can be time consuming.

To save you precious time and effort, we have created a series of articles showcasing the most widely used markers for the study of neurons, covering everything from neuroepithelial cells to mature neurons and from glutamatergic to cholinergic cells.

Find the right marker for you experiment»


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