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 represents a collaborative research network with interests in developmental plasticity, nutrition, epigenetics, human health and animal productivity. Our work ranges from public policy, advocacy and educational interventions, to fundamental epigenetics and mathematical biology and to undertaking clinical trials. EpiGen has developed substantial and productive relationships with the private sector. These research contracts have provided in the region of SGD$60m in funding to enable us to advance the fields of applied epigenetics and maternal and infant nutrition.
In summary, EpiGen's three core operational foci are:
- academic research
- commercial partnerships that support our academic research
- promoting the impact of our research via influencing public policy and through 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. Although collaboration between investigators of member organisations preferred and critical to EpiGen’s success, the collaborative activity of individual investigators is not exclusive to member organisations, and investigators are encouraged to collaborate with outside partners (either academic or industry).