Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

What is the difference between epigenetics and epigenomics?

In eukaryotic cells, the DNA is packaged within the nucleus in a structure called chromatin. This structure is a highly dynamic nucleoprotein complex that plays a central role in regulating how and when DNA is copied and transcribed into RNA. Thus chromatin states vary from cell type to cell type and along chromosomes. The epigenome refers to these states at the whole genome level. Typically, a multi-cellurar organism will be characterized by one genome, but by as many epigenomes as there are cell types.

Epigenetics encompasses all processes that lead to heritable changes in gene expression (during development or across generations) without changes in the DNA sequence itself. In eukaryotes, chromatin is at the heart of most epigenetic processes. Thus, the study of epigenetics often crosses that of epigenomes (epigenomics).

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...

Mon, Jun 25th 2018- Tue, Jun 26th 2018

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 2018 will be held in Berlin,Germany,Europe during June 25-26, 2018 hosted by Conferences Series LLC. The conference is organized with the theme "Excavating laboratory...

Thu, Aug 16th 2018- Sat, Aug 18th 2018

Conference series cordially invites all participants across the globe to attend the 25th International Conference on Nano Congress for Future Advancements (Nano congress 2018) which is going to be hel...

Mon, Sep 3rd 2018- Wed, Sep 5th 2018

Endocrinology Congress 2018 welcome to the world largest gathering in the World Congress on Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders with a theme “Exploring Novel Aspects in Endocrinology and Metabolic D...

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LAST EVENTS

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

PAST EVENTS

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

2017-06-27

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

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2017-05-26

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

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2017-04-30

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

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