Uppsala University Medicine and Pharmacy (Sweden)
Exploring Epigenetics in Development and Disease in the context of X-Chromosome Inactivation
Professor Edith Heard will give an invited lecture at Uppsala University, as part of a cooperation agreement between the University and Collège de France. Professor Heard has made many important contributions to the emerging field of epigenetics through her work on one of its most classic examples, X-‐chromosome inactivation. Her pioneering work, using X inactivation as a model system, has shed light on epigenetic mechanisms at multiple timescales: over the cell cycle, during development, across generations and in evolution. Since 2001 Professor Heard leads the Mammalian Developmental Epigenetics team at the Institut Curie and she is Director of the Unit of Genetics and Developmental Biology Department since 2010.