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SKMB Meeting 2016


7 September 2016

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Winship Herr


Prof. Winship Herr, UNIL
Prof. Alexandre Reymond, UNIL
Prof. Thomas Schalch, UNIGE
Prof. David Shore, UNIGE
Prof. Martine Collart, UNIGE


Déborah Bourc'his, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Catherine Dargemont, INSERM, Paris, France
David Gatfield, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
Laszlo Tora, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France
Alessandro Vannini, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK


The workshop on gene regulation is a one-day long, yearly event with two main goals: we wish to give the opportunity to researchers in Switzerland to keep abreast of the latest development in the field of gene regulation, and we wish to give the occasion to young researchers, specifically master and doctoral students as well as post-doctoral fellows, to hear and meet world re-known scientists, and to experience the excitement of scientific discussion. The meeting is organized accordingly. Thus: -the short length of the meeting (just one day) tailors it to researchers in Switzerland, who can travel in the morning, attend the entire meeting, and be back home in the evening. This format has the huge advantage of tremendously reducing the cost of attending the meeting, since there is no need for hotel stays. Moreover, registration is free. -We ask that the talks be 30 to 35 minute long, leaving 10 to 15 minutes for questions. This allows the speakers to give a comprehensive introduction to the specific problem they are studying, and to then describe their latest results at a comfortable pace, much different from the situation at many international meetings on gene expression where talks can be as short as 8 minutes! This format makes it easier not only for students, but also for experienced researchers who are not in the exact field of the speaker, to follow the talks. There is then ample time for discussion. Indeed, a characteristic of this meeting is the long question and answer period, which has on several occasions in the past years been quite memorable. To allow students to have time with the speakers, they will be able to register to have lunch with the speakers. This will allow them to interact with world-renowned scientists in the absence of any other professors, which is often intimidating for them


UNIL, Amphipôle C


The Gene Regulation Workshop is a one day meeting in Lausanne featuring internationally recognized scientists that work on molecular mechanisms controlling transcriptional and post-transcriptional responses in gene expression to cell-type specific, developmental or environmental cues.


09h30 Welcome coffee
Laszlo Tora (IGBMC, Strasbourg, France) Dynamics of transcription and chromatin remodelling complexes in living cells
Catherine Dargemont (INSERM, Paris) The journey of mRNA from the chromatin to the nuclear pore complex
Alessandro Vannini (The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK) New tricks for an old dog: Novel roles of RNA polymerase III gene transcription in oxidative stress and cancer 12h15 Lunch
Déborah Bourc'his (Institut Curie, Paris) Early epigenetic programming of phenotypes through transient genomic imprinting
Leemor Joshua-Tor (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA) All about U: destroying the let7 pre-miRNA
David Gatfield (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) Translation across time and space: exploring interactions between circadian timekeeping and RNA biology


Prof. Martine Collart, UNIGE
Prof. Winship Herr, UNIL
Prof. Alexandre Reymond, UNIL
Prof. Thomas Schalch, UNIGE
Prof. David Shore, UNIGE

Past Meetings

Future Meetings Planned

  • September 6, 2017
  • September 5, 2018
  • September 4, 2019
  • September 2, 2020


Deadline for registration 05.09.2016
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