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33 Buccleuch Place

Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JS

United Kingdom

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The University of Edinburgh has been providing training for social workers since 1918. It is one of the largest centres for social work education in the UK and is among the highest ranked for the quality of its teaching and research. We provide a range of ... more

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Ph.D. Trustee and Scientific Advisor
Rett UK

Board Member

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Stratified Medicine Scotland

Foreign Associate Member
US National Academy of Sciences

Cancer Research UK

Member of the Editorial Board
King's College London

Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh

Scientific Advisory Board Member
University of Oxford


Board Member
Genome Research

Deputy Chairman of the Trust's Board of Governors
The Wellcome Trust Limited

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
International Rett Syndrome Association

Permanent Member
The Epigenome NoE

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Kirkhouse Trust

Member of the Science Planning Committee
The Francis Crick Institute

Institute for Molecular Pathology


University of Edinburgh

University of Sussex


University of Sussex UK


Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


University of Sussex


University of Sussex , United Kingdom

field of biology

French Academy of Sciences

Honorary Degree

Honorary Doctor of Science

University of Sussex



Edinburgh University


University of Edinburgh


University of Edinburgh , Scotland

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Latest News | The Patrick Wild Centre [cached]

Professor Adrian Bird awarded prize for research into Rett Syndrome

June 8th, 2016
The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine has been awarded to Adrian Bird, Buchanan Professor of Genetics, University of Edinburgh, UK for discovery of the... Read More

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Dr. Zoghbi shares the award with Dr. Adrian P. Bird, Buchanan Professor of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh, UK, for their discovery of the chemical modification of the DNA of chromosomes that influences gene control and leads to Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological and developmental disorder that affects the way the brain develops, causing a progressive inability to use muscles for eye and body movements and speech.

Bird Food Archives - Hay Barn Pet Supply [cached]

In the early 1990s, Adrian Bird of the University of Edinburgh discovered the MeCP2 protein and proposed that it functions as a repressor of downstream genes.

This research was funded primarily by RSRT through the MECP2 Consortium, an unconventional collaboration between our lab and the labs of Adrian Bird and Gail Mandel.

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Professor Adrian Bird, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, UoE

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Adrian Bird

Adrian Bird
Following his PhD at Edinburgh University in 1970, Dr Bird undertook postdoctoral research at the Universities of Yale and Z├╝rich. In 1975 he returned to the MRC Mammalian Genome Unit in Edinburgh, where his research focused on DNA methylation and the existence of CpG islands as markers for mammalian genes. Following 3 years at the Institute for Molecular Pathology in Vienna, he moved back to Edinburgh as Buchanan Professor of Genetics in 1990. During this period he established a mechanistic connection between DNA methylation and chromatin via methyl-CpG binding proteins. His laboratory discovered the first such protein, MeCP2 and generated a mouse model for Rett Syndrome. Since 1995 Dr Bird has been Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology.

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