2021 May 12

The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute organizes the EMBO Workshop: Physiology and function of histone variants

This EMBO Workshop, organized by Marcus BUSCHBECK (Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute) and Emily BERNSTEIN (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US), will be held at the Josep Carreras Institute headquarters (Badalona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) on 22-24 September 2021

The modulation of chromatin structure and function is the basis of epigenetic regulation. The replacement of replication-coupled histones in the nucleosome by histone variants is still one of the least understood aspects of chromatin regulation. Advances in recent years have made it clear that histone variants play a pivotal role in development and cancer. 

We will discuss the latest molecular insights into how histone variants are regulated and how they execute their epigenetic function.

This EMBO workshop, organized by Marcus BUSCHBECK (Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute) and Emily BERNSTEIN (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US), will be held at the Josep Carreras Institute headquarters (Badalona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) on 22-24 September 2021

This is the fourth workshop in a series focused on histone variants, and will be the first to be organized in a hybrid format*, with an adapted program to make it as interactive and intimate as possible for both in-person and virtual participants. 

The confirmed speakers are:

  • Geneviève ALMOUZNI (Institute Curie, FR)
  • Fred BERGER (Georg Mendel Institute, AT)
  • Ben BLACK (Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn, US)
  • Tiziana BONALDI (Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, IT)
  • Diana CHU (San Francisco State University, US)
  • Simon ELSAESSER (Karolisnka Institutet, SE)
  • Sylvia ERHARDT (Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, DE)
  • Matthew GAMBLE (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, US)
  • Sandra HAKE (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, DE)
  • Patrick HEUN (Wellcome Center for Cell Biology, UK)
  • Nada JABADO (McGill University, CA)
  • Cigall KADOCH (Dana Farber Cancer Institute, US)
  • Benjamin LOPPIN (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, FR)
  • Karolin LUGER (University of Colorado Boulder, US)
  • Kyle MILLER (University Texas Austin, US)
  • Yasuyuki OHKAWA (Kyushu University, JP)
  • Sophie POLO (Epigenetics & Cell Fate Centre, FR)
  • Carl WU (Johns Hopkins University, US)
  • Nicolas YOUNG (Baylor College of Medicine, US)

+ Plenary short talks
+ Online poster sessions
+ Virtual specials 

Apply now and send your abstracts until June 29th! Accepted participants will confirm their preferred mode of participation when notified by July 12th 2021.

For more information, please visit:

https://meetings.embo.org/event/20-histone-variants

*Given the current health situation affecting travel and our ability to congregate in large numbers, this workshop will consist of 50 in-person participants and 100 additional participants online. These numbers will be revised accordingly if the situation changes.