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Dr Diane Lees-Murdock

Senior Lecturer

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School of Biomedical Sciences


Biomedical Sciences Research


Room W1085 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Research Interests

Investigating epigenetic regulation in normal development and disease e.g. osteoarthritis and hypertension. Particular focus is on the role of DNA methyltransferase enzymes in carrying out faithful transmission of the DNA methylation pattern and their contribution to onset and pathology of disease.

Investigating the influence of environmental factors such as nutrients and xenobiotics on DNA methylation maintenance and reprogramming.

Teaching interests

Diane obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority since 2008.

She designed and leads the innovative online Postgraduate Diploma Stem Cell Biology programme which was developed with BBSRC Modular Training for Industry funding. For full details of this course see our prospectus page

Administrative roles

Deputy Chairperson for the Royal Society of Biology, N. Ireland Branch
Chair of the judging panel of the Undergraduate Awards Life Sciences section