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Northern Communities Health Foundation lecture | Professor Randy Jirtle

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Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, The University of Adelaide

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I am pleased to welcome visiting Professor Randy Jirtle. A dynamic and inspirational mind, Professor Jirtle's research has established a new paradigm for determining how the environment impacts human development and health.

Please join me for his presentation on
'Epigenetic Origins of Human Health'


Where: G030 lecture theatre, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, the University of Adelaide (map)

When: Wednesday 23 May, 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm


Professor Randy Jirtle was the first to show that maternal environmental exposures can alter disease susceptibility in the offspring by modifying the epigenome.

These modifications result in heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence – a change in phenotype without a change in genotype. This means that environmental exposures to poor nutrition, toxic chemicals, and other kinds of stress can exert long-term effects on susceptibility to chronic diseases.

These changes in our epigenetic makeup can also be transferred through the gametes into the next generation, so environmental exposures at conception are critically important for the health of future generations.

I invite you to hear about Professor Jirtle's innovative research when he visits the University of Adelaide in May as a part of his visiting professorship.

Regards

Professor Alastair Burt
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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