Detailed information about the course
CUSO Biology Symposium 2022 I: Advances in Epigenetics and Epigenomics
27-29 June 2022
Corinne Dentan, CUSO Coordinator StarOmics
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.
Fundamental questions that will be discussed at the meeting include for example:
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 as discussions with the students in smaller groups (journal club format).
CUSO Biology Symposium 2022 I
Advances in Epigenetics and Epigenomics
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"
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:30 Journal Club sessions 1-2
20:30-21:30 Student's quick talks
Tuesday June 28, 2022
09:00-10:00 Daniel Zilberman:"Inheritance and function of DNA methylation within chromatin"
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Luca Giorgetti:"Towards a quantitative understanding of long-range transcriptional regulation"
11:30-12:30 Vincent Colot:"Plant transposable elements and their epigenetic control: engines of rapid adaptation?"
13:30-17:00 Free time for 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"
10:00-10:30 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 meeting
Caux Palace, Caux (VD)
REGISTRATION COSTS: Participants will be asked a fee of 30 CHF to pay before June 1st at the latest. Bank details will be sent in the confirmation e-mail.
Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students:
NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.
Please Register through the CUSO StarOmics webpage.
Deadline for registration: 10 June 2022
> Please tell us with your registration if you want to present a short talk.
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