Bridging the gap: combining epigenetics and neuroimaging to shed new light on brain development and mental health in a population-based context

Project Code

MRCPHS24Ba Walton

Research Theme

Population Health Sciences

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Epigenetic processes (e.g., DNA methylation) play a key role in healthy development and function. Epigenetic alterations have been linked to neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and neurological conditions. The student will lead a unique, large and international set of studies to systematically characterize age-specific associations between peripheral DNA methylation extracted from blood and structural variation in the brain across development.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Esther Walton

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