Metabolic Epigenetics in the Barrès Group

The Barrès Group investigates how diet and physical activity, by influencing somatic and gametic cells, influence long-term metabolic health in present and future generations.

Members of the Barrés Group at work









Metabolic health and susceptibility to metabolic disease may in part be attributed to the gene expression programme that orchestrates when and where genes and their products are expressed. Epigenetic signals such as DNA methylation, chromatin structure, histone modifications and small RNAs contribute to modulate the gene expression program in time and space, thereby integrating the biological response to lifestyle and environmental factors that may result in disease.

The overarching objective of the Barrès Group is to understand how diet and physical exercise influence long term metabolic health, both in present and future generations. In particular, the group is interested in identifying the mechanisms by which lifestyle and environmental factors influence somatic and gametic cells and how these processes alter the long-term function of metabolic tissues and organs.






















































Group Leader Romain Barrès

Group Leader

Romain Barrès

Phone: +45 3533 7025 

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Altintas, Ali Assistant Professor +4535330625 E-mail
Andersen, Emil Academic Research Officer +4553321012 E-mail
Barrès, Romain Professor +4535337025 E-mail
Hansen, Ann Normann PhD Student +4535334035 E-mail
Hansson, Svenja PhD Fellow   E-mail
Hjort, Line Guest Researcher   E-mail
Iversen, Jo Frøkjær Research Assistant +4535332685 E-mail
Kjøller, Emma Tykesson Academic Research Staff   E-mail
Lundell, Leonidas Postdoc +4535324862 E-mail
Manitta, Eleonora Research Assistant +4535331095 E-mail
Moharrek, Farideh Postdoc +4535325722 E-mail
Preston, Jessica Minerva PhD Student +4524959619 E-mail
Small, Lewin Barkla Postdoc +4591108278 E-mail
Taylor, Jodie Research Assistant +4535335259 E-mail
Williams, Kristine Assistant Professor +4535334638 E-mail
Members of the Barrès Group

From the left: Romain Barrès, Lars Roed Ingerslev, Rebecca Hinrichsen Jeberg, Kristine Williams, Ali Altintas, Roberta May Fisher, Jessica Minerva Preston, Leonidas Lundell, Emil Andersen and Eleonora Manitta.