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Title

Villars 2020: Advances in Epigenetic and Epigenomics

Dates

16-18 September 2020

Organizer(s)

Marta Bellone, Dr., CUSO Ecology & Evolution, UNIFR

Speakers

3 speakers from Overseas (to be confirmed)
5 European sepakers (to be confirmed)

Description

The Villars 2020 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 in biology (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).

Program

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Location

Eurotel Victoria, Villars sur Ollon

Information
Expenses

Reimbursements:


Common meals and accomodation will be arranged.
Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.


Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the MPS coordinator Zoia Debora at University of Lausanne, Department of Molecular Plant Biology, Biophore - quartier UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Lausanne.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.

Registration

10 places available for MPS students.

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Places

40

Deadline for registration
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