10 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: BMS242, BMS243

BMS242 or BMS243


Aims/Description: Epigenetic mechanisms regulate gene expression throughout life. Developmental processes, maintenance of physiological homeostasis, and adaptive responses to sensory stimuli or metabolic signals, are all subject to epigenetic regulation. Moreover, abnormal epigenetic changes are associated with chronic disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and mental illnesses. The main aim of this module is to explore the roles ofepigenetic mechanisms in these varied biological processes. Through engagement with research literature on how the epigenome facilitates integration of genomic, developmental and environmental information, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of how epigenetic mechanisms shape phenotypes andmodify disease risks. Epigenetic mechanisms regulate gene expression throughout life. Developmental processes, maintenance of physiological homeostasis, and adaptive responses to sensory stimuli or metabolic signals, are all subject to epigenetic regulation. Moreover, abnormal epigenetic changes are associated with chronic disorders, includingcancer, cardiovascular diseases and mental illnesses. The main aim of this module is to explore the roles of epigenetic mechanisms in these varied biological processes.

Staff Contact: ROBSON LOUISE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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