Understanding the dynamics of enhancer DNA methylation during cellular differentiation. With Dr Emily Hodges, Vanderbilt University.

Labroots webinar Emily Hodges 27Mar24

Event description

Join Dr Emily Hodges, assistant professor of biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, to learn more about how the Hodges Lab utilises the 6-base genome to investigate the dynamics of enhancer DNA methylation during cellular differentiation.

During the webinar, she will review:

  • The dynamics of DNA methylation as it relates to changes in gene expression, chromatin structure, and developmental status of the cells.
  • The temporal relationship between 5mC, 5hmC, and chromatin accessibility dynamics at key regulatory regions to gain insight into molecular mechanisms that drive the differentiation cascade.
  • Utilising duet multiomics solution evoC, Dr Hodges will illustrate how the advanced technology provided a multidimensional view that allowed the team to investigate the correlation of methylation state and chromatin accessibility at specific sites across the genome.

“Until recently, we have been measuring global 5hmC with limited success in identifying genomic locations of 5hmC at base pair resolution. With single-base resolution data, we will be able to precisely identify changes at individual gene enhancers, providing a detailed molecular understanding of how these changes impact gene regulatory programming.”

– Dr Emily Hodges

Dr Hodges’ research speciality is DNA methylation and non-coding gene regulatory variation in evolution, development, and disease.

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