Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Week 1 - Introduction to Epigenetic Control
    An introduction to and definition of epigenetic control of gene expression, and its importance in normal development. We will learn what chromatin is, and how its composition and packaging can alter gene expression. We’ll also discuss the best-characterised ep...
  • Week 2 - Week 2 - Epigenetic Modifications and Organisation of the Nucleus
    We’ll discuss the molecular mechanisms for regulating gene expression in some detail, from how the DNA is packaged at a local level, right up to how the chromatin is positioned within the nucleus. We’ll learn about the chromatin modifications implicated in gen...
  • Week 3 - Week 3 - Dosage Compensation
    X chromosome inactivation is a really well-characterised epigenetic process that is now used as a model system to study epigenetic processes that are relevant more broadly. This is because it uses many epigenetic mechanisms, at many levels, to achieve really s...
  • Week 4 - Week 4 - Genomic Imprinting and Epigenetic Reprogramming
    We’ll learn about the two important periods during development for the erasure and resetting of the epigenome. There are two well-characterised features that are treated differently during epigenetic reprogramming; imprinted genes and repeats. We’ll learn abou...
  • Week 5 - Week 5 - The Influence of the Environment on Epigenetic Control
    We start to look at some of the big areas of interest in human epigenetics, including environmental influence on the epigenome, reprogramming of somatic cells back to stem cells, cloning, and potential transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. We’ll discuss wh...
  • Week 6 - Week 6 - Mechanisms of Environmental Influence on Epigenetic Control and Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance Through the Gametes
    A look at the mechanisms underlying some of the observations we discussed in week 5, through the study of model organisms. We’ll learn about metastable epialleles, which have allowed the study of transgenerational epigenetics in mice, and provided some evidenc...
  • Week 7 - Week 7 - Cancer Epigenetics
    This week we’ll bring together much of what we’ve learned in previous weeks of the course, to understand how the epigenome is affected, and can also affect, cancer development and progression. We’ll then go on to discuss the potential therapeutic benefits that...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Dr. Marnie Blewitt
Head, Molecular Medicine Laboratory
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Editor

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University.

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