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THE DYNAMIC EPIGENOME ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: From germ cells to disease, from development to ageing

22 December 2016 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

A mini-symposium on the occasion of the thesis defence of Roderick Slieker that features state-of-the-art insights into the many faces of epigenetic regulation that drive development, ageing and disease, and into the potential of reversing disease-causing epigenetic changes.

When: Thursday 9 February 2017, 10.30 - 13.00
Where: Klein Auditorium Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

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 10.30 - 11.00     Coffee and tea 
 11.00 - 11.05    Welcome
 11.05 - 11.30    Roderick Slieker, MSc (Molecular Epidemiology, LUMC
     Charting the dynamic epigenome across the human lifespan
 11.30 - 11.55    Prof.dr. Gerald de Haan (Ageing Biology and Stem Cells, UMCG)
     Epigenetic regulators of hematopoietic stem cells
 11.55 - 12.15    Dr. Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes (Anatomy and Embryology, LUMC)
     Singele cell tracking of epigenetic reprogramming in human female germ cells
12.15 - 12.35    Prof. dr. Maarten Vermeer (Clinical Dermatology, LUMC)
     DNA methylation landscape of the T-cell lymphoma: from understanding to clinical utility
12.35 - 13. 00    Prof. dr. Marianne Rots (Pathology and Medical Biology, UMCG)
     Rewriting epigenetic signatures at will: The Curable Genome within reach?