Investigating the epigenetic component of insulin secretion disorders

Project Code

MRCPHS24Ex Dempster

Research Theme

Population Health Sciences

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During this PhD, you will use innovative bioinformatic techniques to investigate how epigenetic processes contribute to rare genetic disorders that affect insulin secretion. Critically, you will use these disease-specific epigenetic patterns to develop classifiers termed “episignatures” to assist with the interpretation of novel genetic variants and as a diagnosis tool.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Emma Dempster

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