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Symposium 2019

Epigenetic Inheritance: Impact for Biology and Society

26-28 August 2019, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The symposium is dedicated to the theme of epigenetic inheritance, a novel discipline at the interface between biology, medicine and environmental science that studies how life experiences and environmental factors can modify the organism across generations. The symposium 2019 is a follow-up of the Latsis Symposium 2017 and covers diverse scientific aspects from behavior to metabolism in humans and animals, to methodologies, and social and ethical questions. It includes keynote lectures by leaders in the field, short talks by young researchers and poster sessions. Some short talks will be selected from abstracts mid June 2019 (abstracts submission and registration are possible till July 15, 2019). It is followed by a workshop “Meet the Experts: Questions and Answers” (for 30 participants, independent registration).

Confirmed Speakers

  • Patrick Allard; University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • Tracie Baker; Wayne State University, Detroit, US
  • Ramji Bhandari; University of North Carolina, Greensboro, US
  • Romain Barrès; University of Copenhagen, DK
  • Qi Chen; University of California, Riverside, US
  • Victor Corces; Emory University, Atlanta, US
  • Lucia Daxinger; Leiden University Medical Center, NL
  • Jill Escher; Escher Fund for Autism, US
  • Larry Feig; Tufts University, Boston, US
  • Anne Ferguson-Smith; University of Cambridge, GB
  • Ali Jawaid; University and ETH Zurich, CH
  • Alexander Meissner; Max-Plank Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, DE
  • Gerlinde Metz; University of Lethbridge, CA
  • Michael Penkler; Munich Center for Technology in Society, DE
  • Antoine Peters; Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, CH
  • J. Andrew Pospisilik, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, US
  • Mark Robinson; University of Zurich, CH
  • Rose Schrott; Duke University, Durham, US
  • Julia Schröder; Imperial College London, GB
  • Upasna Sharma; University of California, Santa Cruz, US
  • Michael Skinner; Washington State University, Pullman, US
  • Corrado Spadafora; Italian National Research Council, Rome, IT
  • Azim Surani; University of Cambridge, GB

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