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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

    The meeting will be online, more information is coming soon

    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. In addition to scientific talks, there will be two poster sessions and a workshop “Meet the Experts: Questions and Answers” (limited to 30 participants) at the end of the symposium.


    Confirmed Speakers

    • Jordana Bell, King’s College London, UK
    • Bruce Blumberg, University of California Irvine, USA
    • Simone Immler, University of East Anglia, UK
    • Gavin Kelsey, The Babraham Institute, UK
    • Noora Kotaja, University of Turku, Finland
    • Martin Lind, Uppsala University, Sweden
    • Brett Nixon, University of Newcastle, Australia
    • Anita Öst, Linköping University, Sweden
    • Susan Ozanne, University Cambridge, UK
    • Wolf Reik, The Babraham Institute, UK
    • Emilie Rissman, North Carolina State University, USA
    • Fuchou Tang, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University, China
    • Jacquetta Trasler, McGill University, Canada
    • Michael Skinner, Washington State University, USA
    • Cecilie Svanes , University of Bergen, Norway
    • Adam Watkins, University of Nottingham, UK


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