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    Prof. Dr. Isabelle Mansuy, University/ETH Zurich


    Symposium 2021

    Epigenetic Inheritance: Impact for Biology and Society

    25-27 August 2021, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Here you can find a link to our Epigenetic Symposium 2021 booklet.

    Our next symposium will be held in Zürich, Switzerland on 23-25 Aug 2023

    The symposium is dedicated to the theme of epigenetic inheritance, a recently emerged discipline at the interface between biology, medicine and environmental science that studies how life experiences and environmental factors modify the organism across generations. It is the third edition of an international conference dedicated to this topic held at ETH Zurich first in 2017 then in 2019. The 2021 symposium will gather leaders from different disciplines working on epigenetic inheritance, and cover aspects from behavior to metabolism in humans and animal models. It will feature keynote lectures from leaders in the field and short talks from young researchers, and provide a platform for discussion and debate about the current state of research, new findings and discoveries, challenges of the discipline and perspectives for biology, medical research and the society. A workshop “Meet the Experts: Questions and Answers” will be held on the 2nd day with 3 speakers and 25 participants (separate registration).


    Confirmed Speakers

    • Jordana Bell, King’s College London, UK
    • Gavin Kelsey, The Babraham Institute, UK
    • Noora Kotaja, University of Turku, Finland
    • Brett Nixon, University of Newcastle, Australia
    • Anita Öst, Linköping University, Sweden
    • Wolf Reik, The Babraham Institute, UK
    • Kai Kleber, Dovetails Genomics, UK
    • Bermans Iskandar, University of Wisconsin, USA
    • Anar Alshanbayeva, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    • Emilie Rissman, North Carolina State University, USA
    • Michael Skinner, Washington State University, USA
    • Cecilie Svanes , University of Bergen, Norway
    • Fuchou Tang, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University, China
    • Adam Watkins, University of Nottingham, UK


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