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PROFESSOR RICHARD MEEHAN

Chromosomes and Gene Expression

Programme Leader


Dr Richard Meehan

Contact Details

E-mail address: richard.meehan@igmm.ed.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)131 332 2471
Fax: +44 (0)131 467 8456
Address: MRC Human Genetics Unit MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Research Programme: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Disease

 

Biography

Richard Meehan is a genetics graduate of TCD (Dublin) and has been studying DNA methylation dynamics for over 25 years. Research landmarks include the identification of methyl-CpG binding proteins (MeCP1 and MeCP2), non-catalytic roles for DNMT1 and alternate hypotheses regarding DNA methylation reprogramming in development and disease states. He is currently a Professor at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh and investigating how 5-hydroxymethylcytosine profiling can be used as a cell identifier.

 

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor
    • 1982, Bachelor of Science, 2:1, Trinity College Dublin
  • Doctorate
    • 1988, Doctor in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh