DNA day!

For a long time I’ve been meaning to write some posts about my research and science in general. As yesterday was DNA day (and also marked 15 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project) I decided it’s the perfect opportunity to around to this.

If you want to find out more about DNA and public events surrounding this topic, the United States’ NIH (National Institute of Health) has a dedicated page to DNA day which provides a tonne of resources to learn about advances in genetics and genomics, how this knowledge has changed people’s lives and what the future holds for this field.


In order to share more about my field of research and experiences in science, my next few blog posts will include my thoughts on the following:

  • What is Molecular Biology- an overview of genetics, epigenetics and gene regulation
  • What is epigenetics? going into more depth about my favourite topic!
  • What’s the link between epigenetics and complex diseases?
  • What did I do during my PhD? Using family studies to unravel genetic and epigenetic predisposition to familial prostate cancer
  • What my research currently involves– using Finnish twins to understand the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to epigenetic patterns and how these patterns influence complex disease risk
  • My experience using 23andMe to generate my own genomic data


Would love to hear your thoughts on any of my upcoming posts!