Detailed information about the course
CUSO Biology Symposium I: 'Advances in Epigenetics and Epigenomics'
27-29 June 2022
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Corinne Dentan, UNIL
Prof. Daniel Zilberman, ISTA, Austria
Prof. Troy Day, Queen's University, Canada
Prof. Josep Casadesús, University of Sevilla, Spain
Prof. Frank Johannes, TUM, Germany
Dr. Axel Visel, University of California Merced, USA
Prof. Vincent Colot, CNRS, France
Prof. Albert Jeltsch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel
The CUSO Biology Symposium 2022 will bring together internationally leading experts in epigenetics and epigenomics to discuss cutting-edge advances and recent trends in this fascinating field. The area of epigenetics – the study of developmental and phenotypic changes that do not involve DNA sequence changes – touches upon many fundamental aspects of biology and is therefore of great interest to a large audience of biologists: development and cellular biology; gene regulation; chromatin biology; phenotypic plasticity; non-genetic inheritance; and evolutionary adaptation.
The symposium is open to PhD students from all four CUSO doctoral programs inbiology (i.e., Staromics, Plant Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology and Evolution).The symposium will consist of lectures by the invited experts as well as discussions with the students in smaller groups (journal club format).
Please note that registration to the two parts of the Symposium has to be done separately:
For the first part: CUSO Biology Symposium 2022 I 'Epigenomics'
For the second part: CUSO Biology Symposium 2022 II: 'Bioinformatics' (SIB)
Proposed schedule (TBC)
Monday June 27, 2022
14:00-15:00 Troy Day:"The role of natural selection and epigenetics in adaptation"
15:00-16:00 Albert Jeltsch:"Setting of DNA methylation patterns"
16:00 Coffee break
16:30-18:30 Journal Club sessions 1-2
20:30-21:30 Students' flash talks
Tuesday June 28, 2022
09:00-10:00 Daniel Zilberman:"Inheritance and function of DNA methylation within chromatin"
10:00 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Luca Giorgetti:"Towards a quantitative understanding of long-range transcriptional regulation"Distant-Acting Enhancers in Development, Disease, and Evolution"
11:30-12:30 Vincent Colot:"Plant transposable elements and their epigenetic control: engines of rapid adaptation?"
13:30-17:00 Free time (hiking and other activities)
17:00-19:00 Journal Club sessions 3-5
Wednesday June 29, 2022
09:00-10:00 Axel Visel :"Distant-Acting Enhancers in Development, Disease, and Evolution"
10:00 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Journal Club sessions 6-8
14:00-15:00 Josep Casadesus:"Phenotypic heterogeneity in bacterial populations"
15:00-16:00 Frank Johannes:"Spontaneous epimutations in plants"
End of the meeting
Caux Palace, Caux (Vaud)
- Train ticket, 2nd class, half-fare from the main train station of your university location to the place of the activity.
- NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.
For CUSO PhD candidates: a participation of 30.- CHF. Bank details will be sent in the confirmation e-mail.
For CUSO postdocs: 180.- CHF
Deadline for registration: 10.06.2022
- 10 places available for CUSO EE students
Participants will be asked a registration fee (CHF 30.- for PhD candidates and CHF 180.- for postdocs). Bank details will be sent in the confirmation e-mail.
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