15 January 2018
Academy of Medical Sciences, London
41 Portland Place, London W1B 1QH
Professor Edith Heard, Chair of Epigenetics and Cellular Memory at the College de France and Director of Genetics and Development Biology at the Institut Curie, will deliver the Academy's 2017 Sackler Lecture on Monday 15 January 2018.
The lecture forms part of our #MedSciLife programme which aims to share the life experience of those working in biomedical research, to celebrate diversity and provide advice and support to biomedical researchers at all stages of their careers.
Professor Heard's talk will focus on her passions and inspirations as well as exploring her career path to date and the opportunities and challenges she has experienced along the way. She will reflect on experience both inside and outside the lab which has benefited her work and shaped the researcher she is today.
Professor Heard graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1986, specializing in genetics, before completing a PhD on gene amplification mechanisms in cancer at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London. She moved to the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1990, where she began her studies on the epigenetic process of X-chromosome inactivation. In 2001 she established her laboratory group at the Institut Curie in Paris, and is currently director of the Genetics and Developmental Biology Department. Her work focuses on epigenetic processes in mammals, with a particular interest in epigenetics and the role of non-coding RNAs, chromatin structure and nuclear organization, in the establishment and maintenance of differential expression patterns during development and in disease. To read more about Professor Heard, click here.
The lecture will start at 12:00 and will take place at the Academy offices.
After the lecture guests will have the oportunity to make connections and share their experience of life and work in medical science over an informal lunch.
This event is by invitation only.