Theme: Emergence in Biological Systems: Challenges to Bridging Hierarchies
Date: Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 3, 2022
Registration fee: FREE
Registration: Advance registration is required for all attendees.
Deadline: Abstract Submission Sunday, January 16, 2022
We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from participants around the world to increase opportunities for lively and informative exchange of views. A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.
We look forward to welcoming you to our online symposium in March 2022.
Organizer: TEMTIA (the EMT international association)
Time: Dec 14-17 (2-hours each day for 4 days; see below for exact time windows)
Meeting topics: “from basic biology EMT to therapeutic targeting of EMT”
There will be four sessions: Targeting EMT (1,2), Immunosensitisation / Immunotherapy (3) and Prognostic/Predictive EMT signatures(4).
A program of 4 @ 2 hrs sessions, (Tue December 14 to Fri December 17) is set with alternating session times to allow global participation.
Australia - AEDT Sydney, Melbourne
Date: December 14, 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 JST
17:10–17:40: Epigenetic dynamics of X-chromosome inactivation
17:40–17:50: Q&A session
17:50–18:20: The X-chromosome dosage compensation program in cynomolgus monkeys
18:20–18:30: Q&A session
"Epigenetic dynamics of X-chromosome inactivation"
Prof. Edith Heard, Director General, EMBL
X-chromosome inactivation during early female development is an essential epigenetic process that is required to achieve appropriate dosage for X-linked gene products. We are interested in understanding how the differential treatment of the two X chromosomes in the same nucleus is set up during development and how this differential expression is then maintained, or reversed in certain circumstances during development or in a disease context. The establishment of X inactivation involves the non-coding Xist RNA that triggers chromosome-wide chromatin re-organisation and gene silencing. Our lab has provided recent insights into the nature of these chromosome-wide changes, and the factors that induce them during early development and in stem cell models. I will present our recent work exploring the epigenetic mechanisms underlying X inactivation and the relationship between gene activity and chromosome topology.
"The X-chromosome dosage compensation program in cynomolgus monkeys"
Prof. Mitinori Saitou, Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology, Kyoto University, Japan
The germ-cell lineage ensures the creation of new individuals, perpetuating/diversifying the genetic and epigenetic information across the generations. We have been investigating the mechanism for germ-cell development in mice, monkeys, and humans both in vivo and in vitro, elucidating the mechanism of key events such as germ-cell specification, epigenetic reprogramming/programming, sex determination, and meiotic entry. Here, I would like to discuss our latest findings regarding the X-chromosome dosage compensation program in cynomolgus monkeys. Our findings reveal evolutionary divergence of epigenetic regulations in development among mammals and bear a critical implication in the female pluripotent stem cell-based in vitro reconstitution studies in primates, including humans.
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd ASHBi SignAC Workshop will be held online on 10 December 2021, and the registration is now open!
Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
Registration Fee: Free
Organizers: Yasuaki Hiraoka, Toshiaki Yachimura,Takuya Yamamoto, Taro Tsujimura, Mitinori Saitou (ASHBi, Kyoto University)
Registration form: https://forms.gle/KiLTSdv9xuZvtU9m6
Please find the flyer or visit the following website for more information.
Date: December 12 - 15, 2021
Venue: Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan
Lead-organizer: Eiji Hara (Osaka University)
*This Conference is supported by grant from the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ) International Meeting Support Program.
(Online) The 12th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID 2022)
Date: 22–24 February 2022
Addressing the immense burden of pediatric infectious diseases
We look forward to seeing you online!
Date: February 19 – 23, 2022
Venue: San Francisco, CA