Bryan Turner & John Halsall

Bryan Turner is Professor of Experimental Genetics and head of the Chromatin and Gene Expression Group in the in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham. He has previously held research positions in Clinical Genetics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and Immunology at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill. He pioneered the use of antibodies to analyse the role of histone modifications in chromatin function and has published landmark papers in the field. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

John Halsall’s research career has focused on defining environmental and genetic factors important in cancer development and biochemical approaches to treatment. His PhD and postdoctoral research at the University of Leicester explored functional genetic variation of the vitamin D receptor in malignant melanoma and psoriasis. He joined the Chromatin and Gene Expression Group at the University of Birmingham in 2008 as a Research Fellow funded by Cancer Research UK and has built a programme of research based on use of high throughput technologies to explore the role of histone modifications in regulating the growth and behaviour of normal cells and cancers.

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