Speaker

Julie Ahringer, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Julie Ahringer

Julie Ahringer is a Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge. Her group investigates chromatin structure and function using molecular genetic and high-throughput genomic approaches in C. elegans. Their interests include the organization of the genome into domains, functions and interactions between enhancers and promoters, and chromatin regulation at developmental transitions. She pioneered genome-wide RNAi screening, carrying out the first systematic inactivation of genes in an animal by creating the widely-used C. elegans RNAi feeding library. She is a member of EMBO, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and she received the Francis Crick lecture prize of the Royal Society in 2004.

For more information, visit her website: www2.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/~ahringerlab

 

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