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King's Genomics Centre celebrates 10 years of success

The Genomics Centre at King’s College London marked its tenth anniversary by hosting a special event on Friday 22 November, featuring internationally-renowned speakers on the theme of genome regulation.

Dr Matthew Arno, the Centre’s Manager, was delighted to welcome the speakers, including Dr Henrion-Caude, INSERM, who gave a fantastic update on latest advances in RNA and microRNA biology, and Dr Paul Lavender, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Science at King's, who shared exciting developments in histone modification and transcriptional regulation.

Dr Sue Ozanne, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, discussed the mechanisms by which maternal nutrition can programme adult-onset type 2 diabetes in offspring.

Professor Tom Sanders, Division of Nutrition & Diabetes at King’s, delivered the closing remarks, congratulating the hard work of staff in the Genomics Centre that had ensured its success in the ten years since launching. He praised the event, saying, ‘It was all highly informative and stimulating. The speakers were excellent and the audience very enthusiastic. The presentations were fascinating – for example, I think it was the first time that many of the audience had heard about silicon nanomembranes to decode nucleic acid and proteins.’

The anniversary event was generously sponsored by Qiagen and Toray.