This Mooc aims to provide basic knowledge of what is considered epigenetics and to increase our knowledge of genetics, heredity and relationships with diseases.
Epigenetics is a new form of hereditary information that can be transmitted along with the DNA in every cell of our body and to future generations. This new type of information is central for explaining how multicellular organisms, which are composed of cells with identical DNA, generate and maintain many different cell types. Similarly, epigenetics may explain how our lifestyle and exposure to different environmental stresses can also influence the life of future generations. Thus, Epigenetics will contribute to expanding our notion of genetics, heritability, and diseases.This MOOC aims to provide a basic fundamental knowledge of what is considered to be epigenetic and explain in detail the molecules and mechanisms participating in epigeneticprocesses and their mechanism of action. Furthermore, we will discuss the implication of epigenetics in animal development and disease heritability.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Comprehend the concept of epigenetics and give examples of epigenetic phenomena.
- Explain the main molecular mechanisms and molecules known to act in epigenetic processes.
- Discuss the implication of epigenetics in development and how environmental experiences can impact subsequent generations.
- Describe examples of diseases that are influenced by epigenetic mechanisms.
This MOOC is part of the Online Diploma of infectious Diseases of the Institut Pasteur DNM2IP.
Enrollment: From December 1st, 2022 to April 11, 2023
Course: From February 15 to April 18, 2023
Languages: The videos are in English, with English and French subtitles.
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