Gianluca Severi is the new Director of HuGeF
November 11, 2013

The newly appointed Director of the Human Genetics Foundation, Gianluca Severi, takes up his office today.
Assoc Prof Gianluca Severi is a senior genetic and molecular epidemiologist with a national and international reputation in the field of cancer epidemiology gained during almost twenty years. His main research interest is genetic epidemiology, and, more recently, epigenetic epidemiology, of cancer. Between 2008 and 2013 he was the Deputy Director of the Cancer Epidemiology Centre of the Cancer Council Victoria (CEC), a leading research centre in Australia. In this role he had various responsibilities for large-scale collaborative studies including case-control studies, family studies and prospective and retrospective cohort studies. Assoc Prof Severi is an independent scientist with a career total of more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and a personal H-index of 32. MORE

from 28th to 30th May 2014
EpigeneticSeq Workshop 2014
The Human Genetics Foundation is proud to announce the first edition of the EpigeneticSeq Workshop 2014, a practical course for beginners, on ChIP-Seq and Bisulfite-Seq data analysis, and their integration with RNA-Seq data.
A platform for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis by the Epigenetics Unit

The growing rate of available data generated by Next-Generation sequencing isnot counterbalanced by efficient data analysis.
NGI is a platform for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis by the Epigenetics Unit of HuGeF provides to the scientific community. MORE
October 30, 2013
Paper by the Immunogenetics Unit appears on Leukemia
The paper "Functional impact of NOTCH1 mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia" appeared on Leukemia and the review "Multiple Metamorphoses Of CD38 MORE
September 26, 2013
A paper by the Epigenetics Unit appears on Cell
Dnmt3L Anta-
gonizes DNA Methy
lation at Bivalent Promoters and Favors DNA Methylation at Gene Bodies in ESCs


The de novo DNA methyltransferase 3-like (Dnmt3L) is a catalytically inactive DNA methyltransferase that cooperates with Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b to methylate DNA. Dnmt3L is highly expressed in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs), but its function in these cells is unknown MORE