exposure & epigenome

assessing impacts of the environment (exposome) on dna methylation patterns

I am investigating the impact of various environmental factors such as age, smoking, diet, or viral infections, on DNA methylation patterns. Part of this work is undertaken with the Human Exposome Assessment Platform (HEAP) Horizon 2020 programme.

Publications include:


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    Cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use induce shared DNA methylation changes linked to carcinogenesis
    Chiara Herzog, Allison Jones, Iona Evans, and 7 more authors
    Cancer Research, 2024


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    HPV‐induced host epigenetic reprogramming is lost upon progression to high‐grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
    Chiara Herzog*, Charlotte D. Vavourakis*, James E. Barrett, and 6 more authors
    International Journal of Cancer, 2023


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    DNA methylation at quantitative trait loci (mQTLs) varies with cell type and nonheritable factors and may improve breast cancer risk assessment
    Chiara Herzog, Allison Jones, Iona Evans, and 8 more authors
    npj Precision Oncology, 2023


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    Susceptibility to hormone-mediated cancer is reflected by different tick rates of the epithelial and general epigenetic clock
    James E. Barrett*, Chiara Herzog*, Yoo-Na Kim*, and 12 more authors
    Genome Biology, 2022


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    Dietary restriction in senolysis and prevention and treatment of disease
    Sepideh Aminzadeh-Gohari, Barbara Kofler, and Chiara Herzog
    Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2022