Dr Denise Furness

Your Genes and Nutrition

Dr Denise Furness

“Understanding methylation and biological ageing: A pilot study”

Dr Furness is an award winning medical researcher, international speaker and author. Also a CSIRO trained Molecular Geneticist (think of her as a Holistic Geneticist). Dr Furness has been working in the field of nutritional genomics and personalised health for almost 20 years. In 2012 she founded Your Genes & Nutrition and began working with integrative G.Ps and learning about functional medicine.

1. 2003-2007: Doctor of Philosophy, CSIRO Human Nutrition and The University of Adelaide Medical School, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Folate nutrigenomics and DNA methylation in pregnancy). 2. 2007-2012: NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow, The Robinson Institute, Research Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide (Nutrigenomics Research Leader) – currently an associate – still publishing 3. 2012 – current: Founded “Your Genes and Nutrition” started as a brick-and-mortar integrative medicine clinic in Melbourne, now a virtual clinic. 4. Published multiple papers in peer revived journals – Furness DL et al. One-carbon metabolism enzyme polymorphisms and uteroplacental insufficiency. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 – this paper won the international SMFM “Award of Research Excellence” in Dallas, Texas at the Annual SMFM conference. 5. Elected faculty member ACNEM, lecturing on various topics relating to epigenetics and genetics.

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