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The Epigenetics of Early Life Stress – Emerging connections with biosocial research – 26th May

Biosocial Research Lab
The recently formed Biosocial Research Lab in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is organising a series of monthly seminars that will run through the end of the year. The Lab aims to support innovative, creative, ethical, and experimental research collaborations and dialogues across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, with a shared focus on the biosocial dimensions of learning and behaviour. In pursuing these aims, the seminar series is designed to offer participants an opportunity to engage with current concepts, issues, technologies, practices and findings in the emerging field of biosocial research. We also see this as an opportunity to forge collaborative relationships with scholars and practitioners working in diverse fields across the arts, humanities, and sciences. Please find details of the first Biosocial Research Seminar below:

The Epigenetics of Early Life Stress: Emerging connections with biosocial research – Dr. Chris Murgatroyd, School of Healthcare Science
Friday 26th May 2017, 4pm – 6pm
Biosocial Research Lab, Room 252, Brooks building

This initial seminar will explore Dr. Murgatroyd’s recent research on the epigenetics of stress factors during infancy, including the effects of tactile interactions between mother and child. This research will also serve as the starting point for a broader discussion of epigenetics in the context of biosocial research, as aided by further examples from Dr. Murgatroyd’s website The Power of the Gene 

Drawing on these pivotal examples, our discussion will seek to explore potential resonances, convergences, questions, and problematics currently emerging in the intersections between the biological and the social sciences. In preparation for this discussion participants are invited to read the articles below

Murgatroyd et al (2015)
Youdell (2017)

Please contact David Rousell d.rousell@mmu.ac.uk with any questions about the seminars, and to register your interest in attending.