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Villars Symposium 2022 I: Advances in Epigenetics and Epigenomics


Date TBA - 3 days


Mme Corinne Dentan, StarOmics


TO BE CONFIRMED: 8 external and international speakers


The Villars 2022 Symposium, taking place in the beautiful village of Villars-sur-Ollon in the western Swiss Vaud Alps, 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.

Fundamental questions that will be discussed at the meeting include for example:

  • How can the same genome give raise to different cell types?
  • How do epigenetic mechanisms lead to changes in chromatin structure and gene expression?
  • How are environmental changes translated into epigenetic changes?
  • How does epigenetics impact phenotypes and disease states?
  • To what extent is epigenetic variation controlled genetically?
  • How heritable and stable are epigenetic marks over time?
  • What is the role of epigenetic inheritance in evolution and adaptation?

The symposium is open to PhD students from all four CUSO doctoral programs inbiology (i.e., Staromics, Plant Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology andEvolution).

The symposium will consist of lectures by the invited experts as well asdiscussions with the students in smaller groups (journal club format).



More information will follow


Eurotel Victoria, Villars- sur-Ollon


It is likely that a valid COVID certificate will be required to attend this activity. TBC depending on the evolution of the pandemic.



Reimbursements for CUSO Microbiologie Students:
- Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.
- NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.


NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
See HERE for the procedure.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the coordinators at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch



Deadline for registration : TBA 



Deadline for registration

In case of question, please write to us at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

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