Bird, Adrian
Adrian Bird
Group Leader

Adrian's research group is interested in the way chemical marking of chromosomes influences genome activity in normal cells and in disease. As a member of Associate Faculty he aims to pursue research projects in collaboration with Sanger scientists, taking advantage of the Institute's strength in large scale genetics and genomics.

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  • Rett syndrome: a complex disorder with simple roots.

    Lyst MJ and Bird A

    Nature reviews. Genetics 2015;16;5;261-75

  • Synthetic CpG islands reveal DNA sequence determinants of chromatin structure.

    Wachter E, Quante T, Merusi C, Arczewska A, Stewart F et al.

    eLife 2014;3;e03397

  • Rett syndrome mutations abolish the interaction of MeCP2 with the NCoR/SMRT co-repressor.

    Lyst MJ, Ekiert R, Ebert DH, Merusi C, Nowak J et al.

    Nature neuroscience 2013;16;7;898-902

  • CpG islands and the regulation of transcription.

    Deaton AM and Bird A

    Genes & development 2011;25;10;1010-22