Monday, November 7, 2016

Annual Symposium of “Chromatin in Development and Diseases”

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Forum Hall (Palmer Commons)

We are excited to announce that the University of Michigan Medical School will host the second biennial "Chromatin in Development and Disease" symposium. The goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers exploring basic chromatin regulatory mechanisms in cells, tissues, and model organisms. The symposium will include opportunities to interact with the speakers and other faculty at a networking breakfast, group lunch, and a poster session.


The symposium is being generously sponsored by the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and the Departments of Human Genetics,  Pediatrics, Neurology, and Biological Chemistry at The University of Michigan Medical Center

All attendees are eligible to submit an abstract, and we especially encourage students and postdocs to participate.  Several abstracts will be selected for oral presentations; others will be recommended for the symposium poster session. The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2016 via the Symposium RSVP registration.

We look forward to meeting you at the symposium! 

External speakers include:

  • Gerd Blobel, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, the University of Pennsylvania
  • Douglas Higgs FRS
    Professor, The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Taekyung Kim, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Qing Richard Lu, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Daniel R. Marenda, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Drexel University
  • Peter Scacheri, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
  • Axel Visel, PhD
    Acting Director, Joint Genome Institute, US Department of Energy
  • Anne E. West, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center
  • Jiang Wu, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center