University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Epigenetics symposium is Nov. 15

The UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium will be held in the Memorial Union River Valley Room Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a reception to follow at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The schedule follows.

8 - 9 a.m., registration and continental breakfast.  First session chair is Joyce Ohm, UND.

9 - 9:15 a.m., opening remarks, Joshua Wynne, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m., keynote address, Mike Kladde, University of Florida, “An “EPICgenetic” Tale of Two Viruses: MAPit Single-Molecule, Integrated Analysis of Chromatin Structure.”

10:15 - 10:45 a.m., Susan Puumala, Sanford Research/University of South Dakota, “DNA methylation as a potential biomarker in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.”

10:45 - 11a.m., break

11 a.m. - noon, Beth Sullivan, Duke University, “Genomic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Human Centromere Function.”

Noon - p.m., lunch and poster session.  Second session chair is Kurt Zhang, UND.

2 - 2:30 p.m., Glenn Dorsam, North Dakota State University, "Chromatin Structure Changes at the Neurotransmitter VIP Receptor Gene in Naive and Activated T Lymphocytes."

2:30 - 3 p.m., Sergei Nechaev, UND, “Global Analysis of Pol II Activities: Linking Epigenetics and Gene Transcription.”

3 - 3:30 p.m., refreshments.

3:30 - 4 p.m., Travis Desell, UND, " DNA@Home: Using Volunteered Computers for Finding Transcription Factor Binding Sites."

4 - 4:30 p.m., Tim Steppe, QIAGEN, “miRNA Profiling in Human Disease: Cells, FFPE, and Body Fluids.”

4:30 - 4:40 p.m., closing remarks, Denise Korniewicz, Dean of the College of Nursing.

5 - 6 p.m., reception at the North Dakota Museum of Art.