Agenda
30/03/2020 - 12:00

Virtual EMBL Conference: The four-dimensional genome


Scientific sessions

Jef D. Boeke, NYU Langone Health, USA, and others



Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and in an effort to prioritise the participants’ health while still promoting scientific exchange, EMBL is hosting this event as a virtual meeting. This includes live streamed oral presentations from invited speakers, digital poster sessions and online group discussions.

Symposium Overview

We will discuss the principles that govern the three-dimensional folding of the genome in chromosomes and inside the nucleus. Our understanding of how this organisation controls genome function and how it changes over time, both in the context of the cell cycle and in the course of normal development is incomplete. Currently, the study of the spatial organisation of the genome is being revolutionised by new genomics and microscopy techniques. The computational analysis and modelling of such data are delivering new insights into genome structure and function.

This symposium will bring together latest advances in the fields of genomics, microscopy and modelling to foster their integration towards a comprehensive spatial and temporal understanding of the functional four-dimensional organisation of the eukaryotic genome.

Session Topics

  • Methods to measure and model chromosomes
  • Chromosome compartments
  • Chromatin and X chromosomes
  • Gene regulation
  • New ways to image chromosomes
  • Chromosome folding during interphase and mitosis
  • Recombining chromosomes
  • Chromosome architecture during development