Epigenetics Course on Epigenetics

13-20 March 2019 / Institut Curie, Paris Geneviève Almouzni, Nathalie Dostatni

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of epigenetic mechanisms and their link to chromatin dynamics. The different functions of the nucleus involving the genome and its organization will be discussed with an emphasis on technological limits and the new experimental approaches being developed today. Links between the disruption of nuclear functions and the development of human pathologies will be discussed.

The success of the course relies on the active contribution of participants who are expected to be proactive and to participate in all of the events organized including:
i) presentation of their own scientific project with a poster
ii) participation in the Journal Club to both present and review key articles proposed by the speakers,
iii) participation to the “career development” workshop during the Saturday morning and the “epi-Courses” such as the “Art & Science” workshop.

A special session will be devoted to 2 or 3 alumni who have gone on to successful careers in the field of Epigenetics. Everything is in English.

This course is open to:
– M2 or PhD students (up to 12) of Parisian universities: 5 positions are reserved to Master 2 students from UPMC
– Master or PhD students from France and all over the world (up to 12)


Epigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics
Imaging the Nucleus and its functions
Silencing, transcriptional lands capes and genomics
Memory of transcriptional states, stem cells and reprogramming
Epigenetics: quantitative approaches and theoretical models
Maintenance of Epi(genome) integrity
Epigenetics and cancers


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