Liggins Institute

EpiGen Research Consortium

The Liggins Institute is a foundation partner in the EpiGen collaboration which combines leadership and skills in the science of applied epigenetics.

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Established in 2006, EpiGen Global Research Consortium is an international research network with 5 partner institutions in 3 countries. The key groups within these organisations have synergistic skills and world leadership in the technology and science of applied epigenetics.


EpiGen is a collaborative research network with interests in
• Developmental plasticity
• Nutrition
• Epigenetics,
• Human health

EpiGen’s operations include
• academic research
• commercial partnerships that support the academic research
• promoting the impact of the research through influencing public policy; outreach and public education activities

The Consortium functions as a virtual but integrated academic network which embraces all relevant work across the members, independent of income source.


EpiGen member organisations

• Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, represented in the consortium by Auckland UniServices Ltd
• Human Development and Health Academic Unit, University of Southampton
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
National University of Singapore

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