Workshop 1: Bioinformatics
Date: November 11-14
Hosted by EpiGenetiks, Turkey.
The workshop will provide the ESRs with basic bioinformatic tools and concentrate on the analysis of epigenetics-related datasets, including (a) DNA mehylation and hydroxymethylationanalysis, (b) ChIP-seq and RNA-seq analysis (c) Mathematical modelling techniques in epigenomics in health and disease.
Workshop 2: Epigenetics and Chromatin: processes and mechanisms
Date: April 3-5
To be hosted by Helmholz Centrum .
The workshop will be organised by Torres-Padilla, who also organised two previous meetings of the series in Strasbourg together with Abcam (2012, 2014). Main topics will include (a) Epigenomics and single cell approaches (b) histone, RNA and DNA modifications (c) Epigenetic phenomena (d) Reprogramming and stem cells.
Workshop 3: Single cell & MS Technologies
Date: 1 – 5 August 2019
To be hosted by Hubrecht Institute and Radboud University, the Netherlands.
The workshop will be constructed of two parts: (a) Cutting-edge single cell technologies for transcriptomics and epigenomics focusing on DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation, (b) State-of-the-art proteomics technologies, focusing on methods which could be readily implemented in the ESRs’ research.
Workshop 4: Reprogramming and disease modelling
Date: February 2020
To be hosted by The University of Milan, Italy.
The Workshop will include hands-on experimental work; discuss aspects of (a) reprogramming techniques, (b) chromatin remodelling and iPS cells. (c) The fundamental principles of reprogramming cells to pluripotency and the power of modelling neurological diseases using pluripotent models. Supplementary session: Ethical issues in reprogramming.
Workshop 5: ES/iPS cells
Date: June 2020
To be hosted by KadimaStem, Israel.
The workshop will focus on the major aspects of stem cell research: (a) advanced methods of differentiation (b) stem cell drug screen platform technologies (c) regenerative medicine. A special session will be dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry, trends and directions.
This workshop will be supplemented with 2 special sessions:
• Training on communication and public engagement skills by Ben-Horin Alexandrovitch ibh.co.il
• Training conducted by a professional organisational consultant.
International conference on stem cell epigenetics
Place: University of Milan
Date: September 2020
To be held at the University of Milan, Italy and organised by Meshorer, Testa and Almouzni.
It will focus on the variety of the topics investigated by EpiSyStem network. The conference will open its doors not only to all ESRs, Network partners and members of the supervisory board, but will bring additional internationally acclaimed experts to present their science and engage in active discussions with the students. Applications from international students in the field of stem cell epigenetics will also be encouraged and “flash talks” / “elevator pitch” techniques will enable short presentations of posters. Activities such as ‘Meet the expert lunch’, meetings with journal editors, industry representatives, as well as group discussions will be held during this conference.
An international annual course on epigenetics
Place: Institut Curie
Date: January 2021
To be given at Institut Curie and co-organised by EpiSyStem member Almouzni – a past organiser of the Spetses Summer School.
This 5-days course, now reaching its 12th year, focusing on Chromatin Dynamics and Epigenetics and is aimed to give an overview of epigenetic mechanisms and their link to chromatin dynamics. The course grants its students participants with 6 ECTS-credit points, and is recognised by most of the academic institutions as part of a PhD course duties. Seats for EpiSyStem members will be reserved. The course covers the following subjects which are all directly related to EpiSyStem: (a) Epigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics (b) Imaging the Nucleus and its function (c) Silencing, transcriptional landscapes and genomics (d) Memory of transcriptional states, stem cells and reprogramming (e) Epigenetics:
Quantitative approaches and theoretical models (f) Maintenance of epigenome integrity (g) Epigenetics and cancers. In addition, a round table career development workshop will be held on the last day, involving contact with industrial parties and information to various career tracks.
The Jerusalem School in Life Sciences
Place: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date: April 2021
An annual Summer School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reaching now its 23rd year.
The school is organised by EpiSyStem SAB member and Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Kornberg (Stanford) and co-organised by Meshorer. The Summer School deals with different aspects of chromatin, nuclear dynamics and Eukaryotic transcription. This School will be open to and will hold seats for all EpiSyStem’s ESRs.
Workshop 6: Epigenetics
Date: July 2021
To be hosted by Diagenode, Belgium.
The workshop will focus on epigenetic research in the industry. Main topics will cover (a) production and validation of ChIP-grade antibodies and reagents (b) epigenetics related technologies (c) entrepreneurship and the emerging epigenetic industry. Supplementary session: Intellectual property management in academia and industry.