The symposium has afternoon sessions with presentations by invited speakers and flash talks. It also proposes an independent workshop “Meet the Experts: Questions and Answers” with 3 speakers (limited to 25 people, separate registration).
Day 1: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction by Isabelle Mansuy
Session 1: Environmental epigenetics
14:10-14:50 Cecilie Svanes, University of Bergen, Norway
Epidemiological studies of exposures during the pre-puberty period and future offspring health.
14:50-15:30 Adam Watkins, University of Nottingham, UK
Paternal programming of offspring development and ill-health.
15:30-16:10 Jordana Bell, Kings College London, UK
Genetic impacts on human methylome variation
16:30-17:10 Emilie Rissman, North Carolina State University, USA
Transgenerational actions of BPA on behavior and synapses.
17:10-17:50 Michael Skinner, Washington State University, USA
Environmentally-induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of pathology: Systems epigenetic disease etiology and generational toxicology.
Day 2: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Session 2: The power of single cell approaches
14:00-14:40 Fuchou Tang, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University, China
Decoding the epigenetic regulation of human germline cell development by single cell genomics approaches.
14:40-15:20 Gavin Kelsey, The Babraham Institute, UK
Intergenerational impact of maternal high-fat diet – A single-cell analysis.
15:20-15:30 A piece of art by Sandrine Donnio Renaud
15:45-16:25 Wolf Reik, The Babraham Institute, UK
Single cell multi-omics landscape of development and ageing.
16:25-16:40 Kai Kleber, Dovetails
HiChIP and promoter capture Hi-C: Using MNase-based kits to investigate transcriptional control.
17:00-18:30 Workshop Meet the experts (25 people maximum, registration needed)
Noora Kotaja, Gavin Kelsey and Michael Skinner.
Day 3: Friday, August 27th, 2021
Session 3: Mechanisms
14:00-14:40 Noora Kotaja , University of Turku, Finland
Germline RNAs in the control of male fertility and epigenetic inheritance of diet-induced metabolic conditions.
14:40-15:20 Anita Öst, Linköping University, Sweden
SmallRNAs transmit big epigenetic message: Intergenerational reprogramming of metabolism
15:30-16:00 Flash talks 3+1mn
16:00-16:40 Brett Nixon, University of Newcastle, Australia
The role of the epididymis in linking paternal exposures to alteration of the sperm epigenome (Talk recorded).