Denise P. Barlow

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Barlow in March 2012

Denise Patrice Barlow (31 January 1950 – 21 October 2017) was a British geneticist. She was born in Yorkshire. She worked in the field of epigenomics.

Barlow was an elected member of European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), an honorary professor of genetics at the University of Vienna and received the Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2014. Her discovery of the first mammalian imprinted gene, IGF2R, which codes for the insulin-like growth factor was her best known work.[1][2]

Barlow died of pancreatic cancer in Vienna, Austria on 21 October 2017 at the age of 67.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The mouse insulin-like growth factor type-2 receptor is imprinted and closely linked to the Tme locus". Barlow et al., 1991 Nature 349, 84-87. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. De Swaaf, Kurt (23 December 2012). "Im Wilden Westen der Genetik". Der Standard. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. "Obituary Denise P. Barlow". CEMM. 29 October 2017.