Developing a global understanding of the PRC and NuRD complexes in stem cell differentiation and in disease


Spetses Summer School: Chromatin and Systems BIology 2013

On an isolated Greece island, PhD students and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with some of the top scientists in the field of epigenetics.

The Marie Curie Initial Training project Nueclosome4D is hosting the Chromatin and Systems Biology Summer school this year on Spetses, with the collaboration of 4DCellFate and EpiGeneSys

Participants will have amble opportunity to discuss science with established scientists in the epigenetics field during the dinner "sessions" (one established scientist dines with a small group of participants), poster sessions, discussion groups, and activities. 

Symposium lectures will be held each day. The speakers are:


Danny Reinberg    The Ups and Downs of Mammalian Polycomb Complexes Mediated Regulation of Gene Expression

Luciano Di Croce   Dissecting the role of Polycomb in ES cell and cancer

Imre Boros             ADA contributions to SAGA complexity

Kirin Padmanabhan  Dynamic transcriptional and epigenetic control of the mammalian circadian clock (selected from abstracts)

Anna Brestovitsky  The role of H2A.Z-nucleosomes  in regulating the ambient temperature response in Arabidopsis thaliana  (selected from abstracts)

Bryan Turner          Chromatin-based mechanisms by which cells defend themselves against epigenetic drugs and other environmental toxins

Paul Flicek              The evolution of transcriptional regulation

Michiel Vermeulen  Quantitiative interaction proteomics for epigenetics

Brian Hendrich       Transcriptional control of stem cell fate: when a "repressor" isn't

Antoine Peters       Epigenetic Control of Mammalian Germ Line and Early Embryonic Development

Bianca Schmitt       Expression of tRNA genes during mouse development  (selected from abstracts)

Nikolaos Parisis      Cell cycle-regulated chromatin control by a novel histone phosphorylation  (selected from abstracts)

Caroline Hill            Signalling by TGF-beta superfamily ligands to the epigenome

Petra Hajkova         Epigenetic reprogramming in mouse development

Axel Imhof              Chromatin and the formation of species

Michelle Arbeitman  Male-specific Fruitless isoforms have different regulatory roles conferred by distinct zinc finger DNA binding domains

Marc Rehmsmeier   Computational studies of epigenetic regulatory elements

Juanma Vaquerizas Computational approaches to study epigenetic regulation: Drosophila dosage compensation as a model system

Bartek Wilczynski   Do we need computational models of chromatin state?

David Arnosti          Global chromatin transitions show context-specific and universal aspects of transcriptional repression in Drosophila

Jürg Müller             Molecular mechanisms of the Polycomb/trithorax system

Simone Ecker         Epigenetic studies of aging and the effect of changing cell type distributions (selected from abstracts)

Tamas Schauer       CAST-ChIP Maps Cell-type-specific Chromatin States in the Drosophila Nervous System (selected from abstracts)

Reini Luco               Beyond DNA: the role of epigenetics in the regulation of pre-mRNA alternative splicing

Marco Bianchi         Genome-wide variation in nucleosome number

Leonie Ringrose      What are memories made of? Molecular mechanisms of epigenetic memory mediated by the Polycomb and Trithorax group proteins

Jesper Svejstrup      Transcription-associated genome instability

Manolis Papamichos- Chronakis Chromatin remodeling links nuclear proteostasis to genome stability

Hanneke Vlaming    Ubiquitin tethers on the nucleosome can substitute in trans for dynamic H2B ubiquitination in histone crosstalk and DNA damage response  (selected from abstracts)

Stephan Baumgaertner  Systems biological modelling of the dynamics of transcriptional initiation  (selected from abstracts)

Gerald Crabtree     Chromatin Regulation: New Concepts and Methods



Aug 30 to Sep 5