Epigenetic information and cell identity are inextricably linked. The proof that epigenetic reprogramming of differentiated somatic cells can generate pluripotent stem cells has opened up numerous exciting possibilities for regenerative medicine and the treatment of many human conditions. However, the molecular events that occur during epigenetic reprogramming are poorly defined. Consequently, in vitro epigenetic reprogramming remains relatively inefficient and has been associated with genomic instability.
Hosted by the Université de Montréal's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), the symposium on “Epigenetics, Genome Integrity and Stem Cell Biology” will bring together scientists from three research communities that rarely attend the same meetings. Our goal is to provide a common platform for researchers whose complementary expertise is needed to advance our understanding of epigenetic reprogramming and fulfill its potential for regenerative medicine. Towards this goal, 20 pre-eminent scientists studying DNA and histone modifications, genomic instability and the biology of stem cells will present their work and recent discoveries at the symposium
The symposium will cover three research areas:
Among the Abstracts submitted for poster presentations, four will be selected for 15-minute oral presentations. For Abstract submission and registration, please click here