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Scientific Conference of Friday Noon - Myriam Hemberger

The significance of the placenta for development and lifelong health

Friday 16 October 2020 from 12:00 at 13:00


  • Myriam Hemberger, PhD
    • Full Professor,  Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary
    • Canada Research Chair in Developmental Genetics and Epigenetics

I will be presenting recent insights and new data that highlight the importance of the placenta for development, which has fundamental consequences on health and disease predisposition throughout life. The placenta is critical for nutrient supply to the embryo during gestation; moreover, our high-throughput phenotyping screen has underpinned a strong association between placenta, heart and brain development. I will discuss ongoing strategies aimed at dissecting mechanistic roles of how the placenta can affect specific organ systems. I will also present data on the impact of maternal age on placental development, which may originate in age-induced epigenomic changes in the uterus of females of advanced maternal age.

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