An ambitious EC-funded research initiative on epigenetics advancing towards systems biology 173

Permanent members

Coordinating Team

Scientific Coordinator: Geneviève Almouzni
Deputy Coordinators: Asifa Akhtar, Wolf Reik, Eran Segal

Asifa Akhtar

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany

X chromosomal regulation

Robin Allshire

Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK

Assembly of Heterochromatin and Kinetochore-associated Chromatin

Geneviève Almouzni

Nuclear Dynamics – Institut Curie/CNRS UMR 3664, Paris, France

Organisation of Heterochromatin Domains

Stephan Beck

Department of Cancer Biology at the at UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, UK

Epigenomics in Health & Disease

Giacomo Cavalli

Department of Genome Dynamics at the INSTITUTE of HUMAN GENETICS, CNRS UPR 1142, Montpellier, France

Nuclear Architecture

Vincent Colot

CNRS / ENS ,Paris, France

Chromatin dynamics and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance

Stephen Cusack

Unit of Virus Host-Cell Interactions, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble Outstation, Grenoble, France

Structure of Chromatin Modifying Machinery

Anne Ferguson-Smith

Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, UK

Environmental Modulation of Epigenetic States

Edith Heard

CNRS/ Institut Curie, Paris, France

X chromosome inactivation

Caroline Hill

Cancer Research UK London Research Institute

Developmental Signalling

Axel Imhof

Adolf Butenandt Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany


Andreas Ladurner

Department of Physiological Chemistry, Adolf Butenandt Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany

Molecular mechanisms of chromatin plasticity

Angus Lamond

Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, The College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, UK

Nuclear structure and gene expression

Nicholas Luscombe

Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute

Marcel Méchali

Department of Genome Dynamics at the Institute of Human Genetics, CNRS UPR 1142, Montpellier, France

DNA Replication

Jane Mellor

Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University

Chromatin remodeling and gene regulation in simple eukaryotes

Renato Paro

Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Basel, Switzerland

Regulation of Chromatin & Gene Expression by Polycomb / Trithorax

Wolf Reik

The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Epigenetic reprogramming in mammalian development

Leonie Ringrose

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria

Dirk Schübeler

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

Epigenetic modulation of genome function

Eran Segal

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Linking Genotype to Epigenotype

Amos Tanay

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Modelling Epigenetic and Chromosomal Organisation