Epigenetics and cell regulation explained and tamed

Epigenetics and cell regulation explained and tamed

26 Oct 2017, 14:10 - 14:30

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel


Epigenetics refers to the collective mechanisms that regulate gene expression and mediate environmental effects on the genome. The use of the term epigenetics has been broadly adopted. However, understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of epigenetics is essential for extending its application to complex systems such as those relevant to the cosmetics industry.

In this session, delegates will be given a clear explanation of epigenetic mechanisms. They will hear how these dynamic mechanisms interpret the genome and regulate the function of genes in different tissue types. The relevance of the epigenome in environment:genome interactions will be considered in the context of cosmetic products.



  • Rebecca J. Oakey


    Professor of Epigenetics

    King’s College London

    Education: 1982-1986 BSc (Hons) Applied Biological Science UWE 1986-1989 D. Phil. in Biochemistry, University of Oxford   Post-doctoral...

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