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SKMB Meeting 2015


September 2, 2015

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Françoise Stutz


Prof. Winship Herr, UNIL
Prof. Alexandre Reymond, UNIL
Prof. Thomas Schalch, UNIGE
Prof. David M. Shore, UNIGE
Prof. Françoise Stutz, UNIGE


Frank Holstege University Medical Center, Utrecht, The NetherlandsRobert Kingston Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital, Boston, USAAnamaria Necsulea, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Karla Neugebauer
Yale School of Medicine, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, USARamesh Pillai EMBL, Grenoble, FrancePatrick Schultz IGBMC, Strasbourg, France


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, Génopode, auditoire C


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09h30 Welcome coffee

10h00 Frank Holstege
University Medical Center, Utrecht, The NetherlandsUnderstanding genome-wide regulatory circuitry by perturbation analyses

10h45 Patrick Schultz
IGBMC, Strasbourg, FranceThe RNA polymerase II transcription coactivator SAGA: lessons from structural analysis by cryo electron microscopy

11h30 Anamaria Necsulea
EPFL, Lausanne, SwitzerlandLong non-coding RNAs in mammalian evolution and development

12h15 Lunch with students

14h15 Karla Neugebauer
Yale School of Medicine, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, USACo-transcriptional splicing: full speed ahead!

15h00 Ramesh Pillai
EMBL, Grenoble, FranceGenome defense by germline small RNAs

15h45 Robert Kingston
Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital, Boston, USANucleosomes and lncRNAs as epigenetic regulators

16h30 Apéro

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Reimbursement: PhD students of StarOmics are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) and receipts with the reimbursement form to Corinne Dentan.


CUSO PhD students: through your MyCUSO account.  External participants (non-CUSO PhD students, post-docs, etc...): use the icon "registration" at top of page and the last gray box "non-CUSO student" ("personne hors myCUSO").



Deadline for registration 05.09.2015
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