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episode 15: Epigenetic Mechanisms of Aging and Longevity (Shelley Berger)

In this Episode we sat down with Shelley Berger, Keynote Speaker at the "EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Metabolism Meets Epigenetics" to talk about her work on Epigenetic Mechanisms of Aging and Longevity. On how cytoplasmic chromatin fragments are involved in these processes, how alcohol has an effect on Histone PTMs in the brain and last but not least how Ants became her favorite Model Organism.


  • Hazel A. Cruickshanks, Tony McBryan, … Peter D. Adams (2013) Senescent cells harbour features of the cancer epigenome (Nature Cell Biology) DOI: 10.1038/ncb2879
  • Zhixun Dou, Kanad Ghosh, … Shelley L. Berger (2017) Cytoplasmic chromatin triggers inflammation in senescence and cancer (Nature) DOI: 10.1038/nature24050 
  • Hua Yan, Comzit Opachaloemphan, … Claude Desplan (2017) An Engineered orco Mutation Produces Aberrant Social Behavior and Defective Neural Development in Ants (Cell) DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.051 
  • P. Mews, G. Egervari, … S. L. Berger (2019) Alcohol metabolism contributes to brain histone acetylation (Nature) DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1700-7 
  • Karl M. Glastad, Riley J. Graham, … Shelley L. Berger (2019) Epigenetic Regulator CoREST Controls Social Behavior in Ants (Molecular Cell) DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2019.10.012


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 2019-11-21  38m