Jose graduated with a BS in Biology and obtained a PhD in Genetics from the University of Leon (Spain). He started his work on epigenetics at the University Oxford and moved to Warwick in 2008 where he leads a multidisciplinary team investigating the control of developmental plasticity in plants and animals.
University of Warwick
Talk title and synopsis
Molecular changes induced by stress and developmental reprogramming in plants
Epigenetic modifications such as cytosine methylation and histone modifications influence phenotype without permanent modification of the DNA sequence. I will discuss how newly acquired epigenetic imprints can be inherited over many generations and how these modifications can provide adaptive values to offspring.