University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Register by Aug. 30 for the Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Canad Inn (1000 S 42nd St.). The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 30.

This event will bring together experts from fields such as dynamics of chromatin structure and function; epigenetics and gene expression; genomics; computational biology and human health.

The keynote speaker is Gordon Hager, chief, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression at NCI/ NIH, who specializes in steroid hormone receptor function and chromatin biology. In addition, we have Michael Freitag, from Oregon State University who studies how genome defense systems and epigenetic silencing phenomena shape and maintain eukaryotic genomes and "epigenomes." The symposium will also feature scientists from UND and NDSU who will be presenting their research related to epigenetics.

Students will have an opportunity to present posters based on their research in the fields of epigenetics and epigenomics. This event aims to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers in the Dakotas and beyond, and provide opportunities for learning about cutting-edge tools, approaches, and resources to advance epigenetics as it applies to human disease and development.

Please register: http://www.med.und.edu/community/events/epigenetics-symposium/

Sponsors:
Division of Research and Economic Development
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Anatomy and Cell Biology
Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics
Department of Biology

-- Archana Dhasarathy, assistant professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 777.4285, archana.dhasarathy@med.UND.edu.


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