Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

  • EpiGeneSys bids farewell to Denise Barlow
    It is with immense sadness that we learned that this great scientist and pioneer in the field of genomic imprinting, passed away on October 21st 2017.
  • Edith Heard chosen as new EMBL director
    Edith Heard, member of both EpiGeneSys and EpiGene2Sys, has been elected unanimously as the new dire...
  • EpiGeneSys the Movie
    23 Apr 2017
    EpiGeneSys the Movie Meet EpiGeneSys scientists and find out about the achievements of the network.
  • The Hashtag # movies
    21 Apr 2017
    Discover the #Hashtag – Vision of Epigenetics video clips! Listen to interviews with artists about...
  • A Star for the galaxy EpiGeneSys!
    Awarded by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the "Stars of Europe"...

Epigenesys activities


EpiGene2Sys Meeting 15th – 17th of January 2018, Munich
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The “EpiGeneSys” Network of Excellence has established a framework to catalyse interdisciplinary exchanges and training, as well as to foster the sharing of tools, resources and knowledge. These cohesive efforts have significantly contributed to structuring the European Research Area (ERA) in both epigenetics and systems biology and to advancing our understanding of epigenetic systems. The success of EpiGeneSys demonstrates the effectiveness such large, integrative projects and calls for a continuation of such vital contribution to the sustainability of the ERA through new instruments and continued European funding.

research organisations
Wed, Apr 25th 2018- Fri, Apr 27th 2018

The regulation of the transcriptome is key to cellular processes that underpin cell biology, development and tissue function. All classes of cellular RNA are subject to posttranscriptional modificatio...

  • EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Organizer
Mon, Jun 4th 2018- Fri, Jun 8th 2018

Discounted Registration Deadline: April 11, 2018 The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 has catalyzed innovations in scientific research and in healthcare embodied in the term “precision ...

Wed, Jun 13th 2018- Sat, Jun 16th 2018

This conference presents recent progress made in two relatively novel areas of skeletal biology not covered by other meetings. The first one is the cross-talk between bone, hematopoiesis and leukemoge...

Mon, Jun 25th 2018- Fri, Jun 29th 2018

The 3rd European Summer School on Nutrigenomics aims to give new inside the modulation of the epigenome by nutrition and xenobiotics during early life and across the life span: the key role of life st...


EpiGeneSys Final
Meeting in Paris

Thur. 11 February 2016 - Sat. 13 February 2016

More than 280 scientists attended the fifth Annual Meeting of EpiGeneSys. The conference kicked off with a talk by coordinator Geneviève Almouzni, Director of the Research Center at the Institut Curie, highlighting the achievements of the network over more than five years...

Maison des océans - Paris Read more


The Non-Coding Genome ...

December 3-4 th, 2015

The last training workshop of the EpiGeneSys network

Hotel Mediterraneo - Rome, Italy Read more

Paris / TriRhena Chromatin Club

July 9th, 2015

...exciting talks and network with members of the Chromatin community!

... An EpiGeneSys TAB workshop

June 11st-12nd , 2015

... learn about current approaches to single cell epigenetics and to meet up and network with...

Montpellier, FranceRead more

Latest publications


The Histone Acetyltransferase Mst2 Protects Active Chromatin from Epigenetic Silencing by Acetylating the Ubiquitin Ligase Brl1.

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Proliferation Drives Aging-Related Functional Decline in a Subpopulation of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Compartment.

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The impact of rare and low-frequency genetic variants in common disease.

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News flash

Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance

08-07-2016 - News

The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of...

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Epigenetic switch for obesity

08-02-2016 - News

Obesity can sometimes be shut down It is well known that a predisposition to adiposity lies in our genes. A new study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology...

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