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You are here: Home / Events / Prof. Vincent Dion: “(Epi)genome editing of expanded CAG/CTG repeats”

Prof. Vincent Dion: “(Epi)genome editing of expanded CAG/CTG repeats”

Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
When Apr 29, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where CNR Conference Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 081 6132 261
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Vincent Dion started his scientific career in 1999 as a summer student in Stanley L. Miller’s laboratory at UCSD (USA). He also spent time as an undergraduate in the laboratories of Benoit Chabot and Reymund Wellinger at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). He completed his B.Sc. in molecular biology and genetics in 2002 at the University of Guelph (Canada) with a honours thesis supervised by David H. Evans. In 2007, he obtained his PhD from Baylor College of Medicine (USA), under the supervision of John H. Wilson, for defining the role of DNMT1, the maintenance DNA methyltransferase, in preventing disease-causing CAG/CTG repeat expansions. As a postdoc with Susan M. Gasser at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (Switzerland), he discovered a novel role for chromatin remodeling enzymes in the repair of deleterious DNA double-strand breaks. He joined the Center for Integrative Genomics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2013 on a professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He became Professor at the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University in January of 2019. His lab has made key contributions towards the development of gene editing approaches to correct mutations that cause 14 different neurological, neuromuscular, and neurodegenerative diseases, which all remain without a cure. 
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