ONLINE Chromatin-Con: Epigenetic Mechanisms & Human Disease Meeting

This will be an all-day, online event featuring presentations from 20 international experts focusing on the emerging research into the relationship between epigenetic mechanisms and human disease.


DATE: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

TIME: 10:00 a.m. (CEST) - 6:00 p.m. (PDT)

LOCATION: Online using Zoom - Register for Meeting Link Here
*There is no fee to join, but registration is required*


Session 1: Epigenetics and Disease - 10:00 a.m. CEST
 (10:00 a.m.) Paola Scaffidi - Chromatin Deregulation in Cancer: Mechanisms and Functional Impact
•    (10:45 a.m.) Charlotte Ling - Epigenetic Mechanisms in Type 2 Diabetes
•    (11:30 a.m.) Luciano Di Croce - The Biological Role of Polycomb and MLL Complexes in Stem Cells and Cancer
•    (12:15 p.m.) Edda Schulz - Signal Decoding at the Xist Locus
•    (1:00 p.m.) Manel Esteller - Cancer Epigenetics and Epitranscriptomics

Session 2: Single Cell Technologies in Epigenetics - 2:00 p.m. CEST
•    (2:00 p.m.) Goncalo Castelo-Branco - Single-cell Epigenomics of Oligodendroglia During Neural Development and in Multiple Sclerosis
•    (2:45 p.m.) Efrat Shema - Single-molecule Epigenetics: Decoding the Epigenome for Cancer Research and Diagnostics
•    (3:30 p.m.) Jop Kind - Single-cell Genome-wide Profiling of Epigenetics and Spatial Genome Organization with scDam&T
•    (4:15 p.m.) Ana Pombo - Specialization of 3D Genome Topologies in Specific Cell Types and States
•    (5:00 p.m.) Peter Tessarz - Single Cell Epigenomics Reveal Zonation-specific Differences in the Ageing of Liver and Establish Organoids as an Ex-vivo Model System for Ageing Research

Session 3: Epigenetic Mechanisms of Disease - 10:00 a.m. PDT
•    (10:00 a.m.) Bing Ren - Single Cell Epigenomics and Interpretation of Non-coding Disease Risk Variants
•    (10:45 a.m.) Diana Hargreaves - Remodeling the Chromatin Landscape: SWI/SNF Complexes in Development and Disease
•    (11:30 a.m.) Kristian Helin - Epigenetics, and Its Role in Transcription, Cell Fate and Cancer
•    (12:15 p.m.) John Rinn - Elucidating the Interface Between RNA & Chromatin
•    (1:00 p.m.) Lluis Morey - Defining the Role of PRC1 and CoREST Complexes in Breast Cancer

Session 4: Chromatin Regulation of Life and Disorders - 2:00 p.m. PDT
•    (2:00 p.m.) Karolin Luger - In the Beginning, There Were Histones: Chromatin Structure in Non-eukaryotic Organisms
•    (2:45 p.m.) Peter Adams - Histone Chaperone HIRA Reveals a Link Between Embryonic Development and Late Life Aging
•    (3:30 p.m.) Sarah Kimmins - A Tale of Mice and Men: Determining the Role of the Paternal Sperm Epigenome in Development and Disease
•    (4:15 p.m.) Suhn Kyong Rhie - Using 3D Epigenomic Maps to Understand Gene Regulation and Human Diseases
•    (5:00 p.m.) Aniruddha Deshpande - Changes in the Reading Curriculum – Chromatin Reader Alterations in Oncogenesis