Mario IurlaroShort Biography:
• 2016-current: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
• 2012-2016: PhD in Biological Sciences, Universtiy of Cambridge, Babraham Institute
• 2008-2011: MSc in Molecular Biotechnologies, University of Bologna, Italy
• 2005-2008: BSc in Biotechnologies, University of Bologna, Italy
I was born and raised in the sunny city of Taranto in Puglia, Italy. I studied in Bologna where I obtained a BSc in Biotechnologies with a thesis on transcriptional regulation in bacteria. I then went on to a Master’s in Molecular Biotechnologies, during which I spent 1 year at the University of Oxford studying molecular mechanisms underlying innate immune response in Drosophila. I finally joined the Reik Lab at the Babraham Institute, first as a visiting student and then as a PhD student, where I’ve been working on the molecular mechanisms linking DNA demethylation and pluripotency, and on the biological function of the oxidised derivatives of 5-methylcytosine.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling, movies and basketball. I’ve also been a proud member of the Babraham Institute football club since my first week here and I have the astonishing record of 1 goal in 4 years.
Genome-wide base-resolution mapping of DNA methylation in single cells using single-cell bisulfite sequencing (scBS-seq).
Clark SJ, Smallwood SA, Lee HJ
12 1750-2799:534-547 (2017)
Kalkan T, Olova N, Roode M
Development (Cambridge, England)
Milagre I, Stubbs TM, King MR
18 2211-1247:1079-1089 (2017)
Selleri L, Bartolomei MS, Bickmore WA
12 1553-7404:e1006485 (2016)
Stepper P, Kungulovski G, Jurkowska RZ
Nucleic acids research
Thienpont B, Aronsen JM, Robinson EL
The Journal of clinical investigation
Retinol and ascorbate drive erasure of epigenetic memory and enhance reprogramming to naïve pluripotency by complementary mechanisms.
Hore TA, von Meyenn F, Ravichandran M
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Comparative Principles of DNA Methylation Reprogramming during Human and Mouse In Vitro Primordial Germ Cell Specification.
von Meyenn F, Berrens RV, Andrews S
39 1878-1551:104-115 (2016)
Eckersley-Maslin MA, Svensson V, Krueger C
17 2211-1247:179-92 (2016)
Iurlaro M, McInroy GR, Burgess HE
17 1474-760X:141 (2016)
Impairment of DNA Methylation Maintenance Is the Main Cause of Global Demethylation in Naive Embryonic Stem Cells.
von Meyenn F, Iurlaro M, Habibi E
Clark SJ, Lee HJ, Smallwood SA
17 1474-760X:72 (2016)