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EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that this conference is going virtual and invite you to join us online.
Metabolism and epigenetics are intricately linked, playing a key role in development, cancer, immune signalling and ageing. This symposium brings together world-leading researchers and young scientists to explore this nexus with a particular focus on how metabolites and metabolic networks impact gene regulation, on recently discovered roles of metabolites in disease and how this opens novel therapeutic avenues.
We will highlight enabling molecular and computational tools enabling detection of metabolites in time and space, shedding light on metabolism, and linking metabolism with the regulation of chromatin structure, gene activity and epigenetic inheritance. We will explore recent discoveries at the frontiers of metabolism and epigenetics — focusing at the intersection of these topics — achieved in vitro, in model organisms, inhuman, and in the environment. The goal of our interdisciplinary symposium is to strengthen the emerging connection between metabolism and epigenetics, inspire transformational ideas and help establish collaborations at this frontier of modern biology.
“I was delighted to discover new approaches in metabolism from the epigenetic and metabolomic perspective. This conference boosted my view about the potential of my research.” Dr. Manuel A. Fernandez-Rojo, Head of the Hepatic Regenerative Medicine Group, IMDEA-Food Institute, Spain
“The conference brought together great speakers and many open-minded young scientists from various fields. It sparked many fruitful discussions, helped to come up with new ideas and enabled me to look at my own PhD project from a different perspective.” Anna Nieborak, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
“An outstanding conference on a timely subject. I learned from the experts how metabolic changes and epigenome influence each other.” Anand Swaroop, National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Northwestern University, USA
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Institute Genomics Functional De Lyon, France
University of California, San Diego, USA
Harvard Medical School, USA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Imperial College London, UK
Centre d’Immunologie Marseille-Luminy, France
Princeton University, USA
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Chicago, USA
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
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All times in the programme below are shown as the time in Europe (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris).
To find out the equivalent time zone in your location, enter Berlin, the programme time and date along with your city into the Time Zone Converter.
|13:00 – 13:25||Opening remarks by Scientific Organisers|
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
|13:25 – 14:25||Krebs Cycle and macrophages|
Keynote: Luke O’Neill – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
|14:25 – 17:30||Session 1: Metabolism|
|14:30 – 14:55||Sex differences in inter-organ metabolic crosstalk|
Irene Miguel-Aliaga – Imperial College London, UK
|14:55 – 15:20||Alexander Aulehla – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany|
|15:20 – 15:45||Mitochondria as signaling organelles|
Navdeep Chandel – Northwestern University, USA
|15:45 – 16:00||Break|
|16:00 – 16:15||Short talk 1|
|16:15 – 16:30||Short talk 2|
|16:30 – 16:45||Short talk 3|
|16:45 – 17:10||Asifa Akhtar – Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany|
|17:10 – 17:15||Transition|
|17:15 – 17:45||Panel discussion 1|
|17:45 – 18:15||Meet the editors – panel discussion|
|18:15 – 18:30||Meet the speakers|
|18:30 – 19:00||Social programme: speed networking|
|19:00||End of day 1 – Continued access to digital posters, networking and discussion platforms|
|13:00 – 15:55||Session 2: Chromatin|
|13:05 – 13:30||Short talk 4|
|13:30 – 13:55||Regulating gene expression in 3D during embryonic development|
Yad Ghavi-Helm – Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon, France
|13:55 – 14:20||Deconstructing the relationship between levels of oncometabolites, gene expression and changes to the epigenome|
Jane Mellor – University of Oxford, UK
|14:20 – 14:35||Break|
|14:35 – 14:50||Short talk 5|
|14:50 – 15:05||Short talk 6|
|15:05 -15:20||Short talk 7|
|15:20 – 15:25||Transition|
|15:25 – 15:55||Panel discussion 2 |
|15:55 – 16:55||Break and digital poster session|
(live chats and video calls with poster presenters)
|16:55 – 20:05||Session 3: Tools and systems analyses |
|16:55 – 17:20||Joshua Rabinowitz – Joshua Rabinowitz Princeton University, USA|
|17:20 – 17:45||Exploiting dynamic enhancer landscapes to identify pathogenic signaling pathways in metabolic disease|
Christopher Glass – University of California, San Diego, USA
|17:45 – 18:10||Hongbo Chi – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA|
|18:10 – 18:25||Break|
|18:25 – 18:40||Short talk 8|
|18:40 – 18:55||Short talk 9|
|18:55 – 19:30||Short talk 10|
|19:30 – 19:35||Transition|
|19:35 – 20:05||Panel discussion 3 |
|20:05 – 20:20||Meet the speakers|
|20:20 – 20:50||Social programme: virtual bar mixer|
|20:50||End of day 2 – Continued access to digital posters, networking and discussion platforms|
|13:00 – 16:20||Session 4: Immunometabolism |
|13:05 – 13:30||Lydia Lynch – Harvard Medical School, USA|
|13:30 – 13:55||Philippe Pierre – Centre d’Immunologie Marseille-Luminy, France|
|13:55 – 14:20||Histone deacetylases as molecular switches controlling macrophage metabolism, inflammation and host defence|
Matt Sweet – University of Queensland, Australia
|14:20 – 14:45||Mitochondrial Shape-Shifting in T Cells|
Erika Pearce – Johns Hopkins University, USA
|14:45 – 15:00||Break|
|15:00 – 15:15||Short talk 11|
|15:15 – 15:30||Short talk 12|
|15:30 – 15:45||Short talk 13|
|15:45 – 15:50||Transition|
|15:50 – 16:20||Panel discussion 4 |
|16:20 – 17:20||Break and digital poster session|
(live chats and video calls with poster presenters)
|17:20 – 20:30||Session 5: Disease |
|17:25 – 17:50||Spatial single-cell metabolomics reveals metabolic cell states|
Theodore Alexandrov – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
|17:50 – 18:15||Metabolism at the interface of infection-induced inflammation and pathophysiology|
Andreas Bergthaler – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
|18:15 – 18:40||Histone monoaminylation in brain: novel mechanisms of neural development, plasticity and disease|
Ian Maze – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
|18:40 – 18:55||Break|
|18:55 – 19:10||Short talk 14|
|19:10 – 19:25||Short talk 15|
|19:25 – 19:40||Short talk 16|
|19:40 – 19:55||Short talk 17|
|19:55 – 20:00||Transition|
|20:00 – 20:30||Panel discussion 5|
|20:30 – 20:45||Meet the editors|
|20:30 – 20:45||Meet the speakers|
|End of day 3 – Continued access to digital posters, networking and discussion platforms|
|13:00 – 17:15||Session 6: Epigenetics|
|13:05 – 13:30||Lactate‐mediated Histone Lysine Lactylation: Chemistry, Proteome and Biochemistry|
Yingmin Zhao – University of Chicago, USA
|13:30 – 13:55||Jan Jakub Żylicz – University of Copenhagen, Denmark|
|13:55 – 14:20||Andreas Ladurner – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany|
|14:20 – 14:35||Break|
|14:35 – 14:50||Short talk 18|
|14:50 – 15:05||Short talk 19|
|15:05 – 15:20||Short talk 20|
|15:20 – 15:35||Short talk 21|
|15:35 – 16:35||Epigenetic and metabolic regulation of stem cell aging|
Keynote: Anne Brunet -Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
|16:35 – 16:45||Transition|
|16:45 – 17:15||Panel discussion 6|
|17:15 – 17:45||Break & Transition for speakers to Zoom breakout rooms|
|17:45 – 18:15||Meet the speakers|
|18:15 – 18:45||Award and closing remarks|
Registration Fees (include access to all of the talks, digital poster sessions and online group discussions, and help us cover our costs to run the event. For further information please refer to the FAQ page):
|PhD Student||140 Euro|
|EMBL Staff||Intranet access|
Accredited journalists may be eligible to register for complimentary registration. Registrants may be required to provide accreditation or equivalent proof of press membership after registration. Please contact Inna Bösselmann for more information.
Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.
Types of payments accepted are international bank transfers and credit card payments.
Only registered participants are eligible to submit an abstract. We only accept online abstract submissions.
After registration you can submit your abstract via a separate link that will be provided in the email confirmation. Alternatively, you can access the link on the confirmation page directly after registering. The same login credentials are used for both processes.
Title: The title should not exceed 20 words. Only the first word of the title should start with a capital letter and the rest of the title should be in lowercase.
Authors and Affiliations: Please fill in the author’s details as requested in the online form. The compulsory details are: First Name, Last Name, Organisation Name (Affiliation or Company), Country and Email. Mark only one author as the role of First author and please don’t forget to indicate who will be presenting. The order of the authors will be listed as follows: First Author, Co-First Author (alphabetically if multiple), co-author(s) (in the order added by the submitter).
Presentation Types: When submitting your abstract, you can apply for an oral or poster presentation. A selection process will take place with the results announced 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline.
Please check our FAQs pages for further information on how to submit an abstract.
Registration Fee Waivers
All academic and student registrants are invited to apply for a registration fee waiver, provided by the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme and EMBO. The registration fee waiver covers the registration sum that you have paid to attend the meeting. Conference participants are not required to pre-pay the registration fee to be selected for a fee waiver for a virtual meeting. If you have already paid the registration fee and are awarded a fee waiver, it will be reimbursed after the meeting. Course participants are required to pay the course fee in advance, which will then be reimbursed after the course to the fee waiver recipients.
For participants and speakers with childcare responsibilities, there is the possibility to apply for a grant, provided by the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme, to offset childcare costs incurred when participating in a virtual event. Eligible costs include fees for a babysitter or childcare facility or travel costs for a caregiver. Please note that priority will be given to early-stage researchers. Costs will be reimbursed after the meeting only once a reimbursement form and original receipts have been received. Attendance at the event is required in order to be eligible to receive the reimbursement. In order to apply for this grant, you must be registered by the abstract submission deadline.
Registration Fee Waivers
You may apply for financial assistance when submitting your abstract for this conference. In your application you will be asked to answer questions regarding your motivation for applying, reasons why your lab cannot fund your attendance and how your attendance will make a difference to your career. Application for financial support will not affect the outcome of your registration application.
Participants registered by the abstract deadline will be emailed information about the childcare grants. You should apply for the grant by the deadline specified in the email.
The scientific organisers will select the recipients of registration fee waivers during the abstract selection process. Results will be announced approximately 3 – 4 weeks before the event start date. Selection results do not impact your admission to the meeting. Registration fee waiver selection is based on your current work or study location, your motivation for applying, the reasons for needing financial support and the impact this event will have on your career. Childcare grants are allocated based on career stage, with priority given to early stage researchers.
For further information about financial assistance please refer to the FAQ page.
Additional information can be found in our Code of Conduct.
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Date: 17 - 20 Nov 2021
Abstract submission: 22 Sep 2021
Registration: 20 Oct 2021