Seminar details

November 19, 2019, 12:00 pm @ SLT

Professor Wolf Reik

Host: Victoria Cowling

Wolf Reik obtained his MD from the University of Hamburg. He did his thesis work with
Rudolf Jaenisch, and postdoctoral work with Azim Surani in Cambridge. He became a
Fellow of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine at Cambridge and subsequently the
Head of the Epigenetics Programme at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and its
Associate Director. He is honorary Professor of Epigenetics at the University of
Cambridge and Associate Faculty at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where he is a
founding member of the recently established Centre for Single Cell Genomics. He is a
Member of EMBO, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow of the Royal
Society, and Member of the Academia Europaea.
His research interests are in epigenetics, particularly in epigenetic reprogramming during
mammalian development and its role in stem cell biology and inheritance. His current
work addresses the mechanisms of genome-wide demethylation in the mammalian
germline, links between reprogramming and pluripotency, the potential for
transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, and the role of epigenetic mechanisms in
experimental reprogramming. His lab also develops new epigenomics technologies
especially in small numbers of cells.