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Part III student Keir Murison publishes in The Biochemist

last modified Nov 07, 2017 11:38 AM

17.11.07 Article Keir Murison

Keir Murison, one of our Department’s Part III students, has co-authored an article alongside Dr Michelle Holland (King’s College London) for The Biochemist magazine; RNA modifications shed new light on DNA’s older brother.

In speaking about his article, Keir said that “delving into the delightful world of DNA modifications to find some sense in this new field has important implications for many biological processes, including disease and ageing, where we’ve not previously considered the influences of the epigenome”.

The full article is available in the October 2017 Epigenetics issue of The Biochemist as ezine or .pdf format.

 

Keir is currently a Part III student in Professor Ernest Laue’s laboratory, using single molecule imaging to investigate kinetics of the nucleosome remodelling complex in real time on different nucleosome variants. This follows on from his Part II project where he investigated proteins that protect imprints from demethylation in the pre-implantation embryo. Keir is particularly interested in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression and plans to research in this field for his PhD.