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A new role for DNA methylation in adipocyte differentiation

What can recent epigenetics research tell us about how white adipose tissue is formed? And does this give us any clues for novel therapies for obesity?

We discuss some recent findings that highlight a role for DNA methylation in adipogenesis.

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Interview with Yimin Zou | Frontiers of Cell Signaling Conference

We are delighted to announce that Professor Yimin Zou (University of California - San Diego, US) will chair our first conference in China, Frontiers of Cell Signaling , in Shanghai on June 21-24, 2015.

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

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Scientist of the month | interview with Katharine Wrighton

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an editor at a high impact journal? We asked Katharine Wrighton, Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, about her journey from laboratory to editorial office, and what makes a good review article.

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Watch our step-by-step guide to ChIP-seq data analysis webinar

Watch our webinar presented by our guest speaker Dr. Xi Chen (EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute) and learn how to perform routine ChIP-seq data analysis using a combination of different online tools.

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DNA methylation changes during cell differentiation | free webinar

Interested in epigenetics? Join Dr. Esteban Ballestar on February 11 for a webinar on the connections between DNA methylation and other epigenetic marks and the interplay with transcription factors.

Our speaker will cover the following topics:

  • DNA methylation: genomic distribution and functional roles
  • Changes in DNA methylation during differentiation processes
  • Targeting of DNA methylation changes
  • DNA demethylation, mechanisms

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Top epigenetics articles | November 2014

Every month we summarize our favorite epigenetics research papers to help you keep on top of the latest literature.

This month, how microRNAs in cancer exosomes might promote tumorigenesis, Capture Hi-C finds a role for gene deserts in breast cancer, and the role of H3K9me3 in X-chromosome inactivation.

View our November selection »


New poster on glia and demyelinating diseases

Created in collaboration with Drs. Jill McMahon and Una Fitzgerald of the National University of Ireland, Galway, our newest poster highlights the roles of different glial cell types in demyelination as well as their most important protein markers. Download the PDF or request a free copy.

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Understanding the pathways of necroptotic cell death | free webinar

This webinar, chaired by Dr. Andrew Oberst will help you understand the link as well as differences between apoptosis and necroptosis. He will also introduce new tools developed to activate effectors of necroptosis.

Our speaker will cover the following topics:

  • Necroptosis
  • The fuctional link between apoptosis and necroptosis
  • New tools to directly activate the necroptotic effectors RIPK3 and MLKL

Join us on January 28, 2015.

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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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