Updated as of 26 October 2018
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IHEC Annual Meeting: 26 Oct 2018
27 Oct (Sat)
|Session 1: Single Cell Analyses|
"Exploring the Physical Genome"
William Greenleaf (Stanford University)
"Decoding the Gene Regulation Network in Human Germline Cells by Single-cell Functional Genomics Approaches"
Fuchou Tang (Peking University)
"Transcriptional and Epigenetic States of Oligodendroglia in Development and
Disease: Insight from Single Cell Omics"
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco (Karolinska Institutet)
"(Selected talk) DNA Hypermethylation encroachment at CpG Island
Borders in Cancer"
Susan Clark (Garvan Institute of Medical Research)
|Session 2: Developmental Epigenetics|
"Conservation and Divergence of Chromatin Reprogramming in Early Animal
Wei Xie (Tsing Hua University)
"Variable silencing of the Repeat Genome - Implications for Epigenetic Inheritance"
Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge)
"Crosstalk of N-A-Acetyltransferase and DNA Methylation in
Development and Disease"
Li-Jung Juan (Academia Sinica)
"(Selected talk) Enhancing Cellular Reprogramming by Directed Factor
Ralf Jauch (The University of Hong Kong)
|12:45-13:15||Rapid Fire Talks|
"Chromatin Integration Labeling Technology (ChILT): An immunoprecipitation-free
Method for Low-input Epigenomic profiling"|
Hiroshi Kimura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Integrative Chromatin Profiling of Primary Liver Cancers Reveals
Epigenetic Vulnerability for Effective Combination Immunotherapy"
Alfred Cheng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
"Histone H3K9 Methyltransferase G9a in Oocyte is Essential for
Preimplantation Development but Dispensable for CG Methylation
Wan Kin Au Yeung (Kyushu University)
"Global DNA Methylation Levels Regulates PD-L1 Expression in
Aniruddha Chatterjee (University of Otago)
"MyoD Induced Enhancer RNA Interacts with hnRNPL Protein via CAAA
Motif to Activate Target Gene Transcription during Myogenic
Huating Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
"Allelic Binding of Human Transcription Factors to
Genetic Variants that Are Associated with Type-2-Diebetes
Jian Yan (City University of Hong Kong)
|13:15-14:15||IHEC EXEC Meeting (Closed Meeting)|
|Session 3: Epigenetic Regulation of Repetitive Sequences|
"Single-cell Chromatin Accessibility Landscapes in Cell Fate Reprogramming"
Jonathan Loh (Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR))
"Transposable Elements in Normal and Cancer Epigenome"
Ting Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)
"Expanded Potential Stem Cells of Mammals"
Pentao Liu (The University of Hong Kong)
|Session 4: Cancer Epigenetics|
"Transcriptional Matching Identifies the Cell Lineage and Timing
for the Origin for Childhood Posterior Fossa Tumors"
Michael Taylor (The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids))
"Role of Transcription Factors and Epigenetic Enzymes in Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis"
Marjorie Brand (The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
"A Vicious Combination of Tet Repression and Increased Dnmt Activity Underlies Aberrant DNA Methylation in Human Disorders"
Toshikazu Ushijima (National Cancer Center Japan)
|19:00||Conference Dinner (Venue: China Garden Restaurant, G/F)|
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|Session 5: Transcriptional Regulation|
"Functional Elucidation of Non Coding Regulatory Elements"
Jay Shin (RIKEN)
"Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: From the Epigenome to
Isabelle Mansuy (University of Zurich)
"Engaged RNA Polymerases Clarify Regulatory Architectures of the Epigenome"
John Lis (Cornell University; HKUST IAS Visiting Professor)
|Session 6: 3D Chromatin and RNA Structure|
"A 3D Code in the Human Genome"
Erez Lieberman-Aiden (Baylor College of Medicine)
"Genome Organization of Dengue and Zika viruses"
Yue Wan (Genome Institute of Singapore)
"(Selected Talk) Structural Cell Biology of Eukaryotic Nuclei"
Lu Gan (National University of Singapore)
"(Selected Talk) Inference of Genomic Spatial Organization from a
Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Sample"
Simon Heath (Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico)
|11:55-12:25||Rapid Fire Talks|
"Epigenomic Signatures in Sperm Associated with Body Mass Index
(BMI) and Male Infertility"
Sarah Kimmins (McGill University)
"A Supervised Method for Enhancer Identification and Linkage to
Marcel Schulz (Goethe University Frankfurt)
"Characterization of the Molecular Consequences of CIC-knockout
and Neomorphic IDH1 R132H Mutation on Transcriptomic and Epigenomic
Dongsoo (Stephen) Lee (University of British Columbia)
"Genome-wide DNA Methylation Profiling Identifies Convergent
Molecular Signatures Associated with Idiopathic and Syndromic Forms
of Autism in Post-Mortem Human Brain Tissue"
Chloe Wong (King’s College London)
"Regulation of Peripheral Heterochromatin Domain Organization via
Histone and Non-histone Protein Methylation"
Shravanti Rampalli-Deshpande (Institute For Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine)
"Systematic 3D Genome Architecture Analysis in Xenopus Tropicalis"
Chunhui Hou (Southern University of Science and Technology)
NIH 4D Nucleome Workshop [Details]
(Venue: Mr and Mrs Lee Siu Lun Lecture Theater (LT-K), HKUST)
|Session 7: Computational Epigenetics|
"Decoding Epigenetic Programs in Differentiation and Disease"
Christina Leslie (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
"3D Genome Organization in Cancer Cells"
Feng Yue (The Pennsylvania State University)
"Understanding Transcriptional Regulation by Mining Epigenomics Data"
Kevin Yip (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
"(Selected Talk) The ethics of epigenetics research: An overview
of the activities of the IHEC Bioethics Workgroup"
Yann Joly (McGill University)
"(Selected Talk) Epigenetic Discrimination: Emerging Applications of Epigenetics Calling for Ethical Scrutiny"
Charles Dupras (McGill University)
|Session 8: Disease Epigenetics|
"Coordinated Signatures of DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Human aging"
Karen Conneely (Emory University)
"Epigenomic Trajectories to Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disease"
Jonathan Mill (University of Exeter Medical School)
"Applied Epigenomics: Insights into the Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis"
Maja Jagodic (Karolinska Institutet)
"(Selected talk) Single Nuclei Chromatin Accessibility Analysis
Reveals Epigenetic Heterogeneity of Mouse Brain Regions"|
Sebastian Preissl (University of California, San Diego)
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