Epigenetics and the Impact on Health and DiseaseSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Epigenetic modifications are one of the main mechanisms underlying the phenomenon by which organisms alter gene expression and phenotypic characteristics in response to environmental conditions. This course will cover basic concepts of epigenetics as well as detailed concepts how epigenetics control and influence human development as well as how epigenetic alterations can cause various diseases such as for example cancer, metabolic disorders, and neurological conditions.

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Kristine Freude

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University, Berlin, Germany in Human Genetics (2005). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Irvine, CA, USA (2005-2011) Postdoctoral Researcher (2012-2014) University Copenhagen. MSc at Robert Koch Institute and Free University, Berlin, Germany, in 2001 working with Mycobacteria.  Assistant Professor (2014-2015) University Copenhagen. Associate Professor (2015-present) University Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.