Epigenetics of cell senescence – insights into cancer and ageing
About the Speaker:
Peter Adams obtained his BA in biochemistry at the University of Oxford, England and his PhD at Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CR-UK). He did post-doctoral work with Dr. William G. Kaelin Jr. at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He set up his own lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1999 and moved to the CR-UK Beatson Institute and Glasgow University in October of 2008. Peter Adams is co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aging Cell.
The Adams Lab investigates the impact of chromatin structure and epigenetics on cell proliferation, ageing and cancer. In particular, they hypothesize that age-associated changes in chromatin structure, function and regulation contribute to the dramatic age-associated increase in incidence of cancer.
Prof. Adams will be onsite to meet staff and present a Seminar on his research at 13:00hrs in the Brian Heap Seminar Room. If you would like to meet Prof. Adams during his visit, please contact the host Dr Gavin Kelsey to arrange.
Dr Gavin Kelsey
The Brian Heap Seminar Room