20/09/2012 - 09:00 - Auditori PRBB

Meeting "Chromosomes, Stem Cells and Disease"


Miguel Beato (CRG), Luciano di Croce (CRG), Marc Martí-Renom (CNAG-PCB)

The “Chromosomes, Stem Cells and Disease” meeting will be held at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona on the September 20-21, 2012. This exciting 2-day conference will bring together scientists studying chromatin structure, stem cell and epigenetics. The talks will cover a broad range of topics, including chromosome organization, long-range interactions, chromatin assembly, stem cell regulation/differentiation, RNA-based mechanisms and transcription regulation. Young scientists will be able to present their work through posters or through high number of short talks selected from submitted abstracts. The programme includes time for exchanging ideas and discussing novel hypothesis at the end of each session, and time for the informal interactions.


Confirmed Speakers

  • Genevieve Almouzni, Chromatin Dynamics Laboratory, Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Plasticity Unit, Institut Curie, Paris FR
  • Eduard Batlle, Colorectal cancer laboratory, Oncology, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Barcelona ES
  • Neil Brockdorff, Developmental Epigenetics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
  • Job Dekker, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester (MA) US
  • Tony Kouzarides, Gurdon Institute and Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Peter Fraser, Nuclear Dynamics and Function Laboratory, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge UK
  • Kristian Helin, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), Centre for Epigenetics, University of Copenhagen, DK
  • Leonid Mirny, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA) US
  • Paola Scaffidi, Cell Biology of Genomes Group, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda (MD) US
  • Guy Sauvageau, Molecular Genetics of Stem Cells Laboratory, Institute of Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), University of Montreal, CA
  • Yang Shi, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School & Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Boston (MA) US
  • Ramin Shiekhattar, Gene Expression and Regulation, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia (PA) US
  • Azim Surani, Mammalian germ cells, pluripotency and epigenesis, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Anton Wutz, Epigenetic Regulation and Cell Identity Control, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

PRBB Auditorium
Dr. Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona

Please register here. The registration deadline is 25 May. The accepted participants and posters (when applicable) list will be published on 19 June. Accepted participants will be asked to pay a registration fee of 50 EUR.