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Sunday October 2nd

Arrival Day

Arrival at Palermo or Trapani Airport.
Please communicate your travel details, group transfer will be provided to Centro Ettore Majorana.Check-in and accommodation.

Monday October 3rd

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
  08:00 - 09:00 Welcome. Valter Tucci, Anne Ferguson-Smith, Gavin Kelsey and Anthony Isles
    Session Chair: Anne C. Ferguson-Smith
  09:10 - 09:55 Marisa Bartolomei - Epigenetic Regulation of Imprinted Gene Clusters
  09:55 - 10:25 Lisa Huelsmann - Parental-origin-specific allelic bias: Is this imprinting?
  10:25 - 11:00 Coffee break
  11:00 - 11:45 Hiroyuki Sasaki - Roles for epigenetic regulator UHRF1 in imprint maintenance and preimplantation development
  11:45 - 12:15 Beverly I Strassmann - Genomewide Assessment of Loss of Imprinting in Human Placentas
  12:15 - 13:00 Gavin Kelsey - Memory of epigenetic events in gametes
  13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    Session Chair: Gavin Kelsey
  15:00 - 15:45 Nissim Benvenisty - Haploid Human Parthenogenetic Embryonic Stem Cells
  15:45 - 16:15 Laurent Journot - Genome-wide characterization of Plagl1/Zac1 target genes reveals its role as a regulator of extracellular matrix genes and the imprinted gene network
  16:15 - 17:00 Coffee break
  17:00 - 18:00 Plenary Lecture 1EMBO logo tagline RGBblack outlinedAnne C. Ferguson-Smith - EMBO lecture - Introduced by Marisa Bartolomei
Regulation of genomic imprinting by ZFP57

Tuesday October 4th

  Session Chair: Anthony Isles
  09:00 - 09:45 David Haig - Early zygotic genome activation, genomic imprinting, and retroviruses. Why are mammals different?
  09:45 - 10:15 Robert Feil - Developmental control of imprinting at the Dlk1-Dio3 domain
  10:15 - 11:00 Marika Charalambous - Dlk1 - adiposity and pregnancy
  11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
  11:30 - 12:00 Gráinne McNamara - Maintaining social stability: the role of imprinted genes
  12:00 - 12:45 Anthony Isles - Genomic imprinting in cognition and neuropsychiatric illness
  13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    Session Chair: David Haig
  15:00 - 15:45 Rosalind John - Paternal manipulation of maternal care
  15:45 - 16:15 Déborah Bourc’his - Transient imprinted transcription in the early embryo programs growth potential
  16:15 - 17:00 Coffee break
  17:00 - 18:00 Plenary Lecture 2EscherFundLogoPNG406kb
Catherine Dulac - Ecscher lecture - Introduced by Anthony Isles
Genomic Imprinting and Neural Circuits.

Wednesday October 5th

09:00 - 15:00 Excursion to Temples of Segesta or Selinunte - TBA
(entrance ticket to the archeological site not included)
  16:00 - 19:00 Poster Session

Thursday October 6th

  Session Chair: Valter Tucci
  09:00 - 09:45 Kim Moorwood - A mother’s Grb10 gene impacts on her offsprings’ lifelong health
  09:45 - 10:15 Juliane Glaser - Functional characterization of Zdbf2, a new growth - controlling imprinted gene
  10:15 - 11:00 Francoise Muscatelli - Neuronal mechanisms in Prader-Willi syndrome
  11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
  11:30 - 12:00 Noriko Osumi - Paternal aging-induced differential DNA methylation in sperm: possible transgenerational effects on gene expression and behavior
  12:00 - 12:45 Valter Tucci - Genomic imprinting: a neurodevelopmental regulation of sleep
  13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    Session Chair: Francoise Muscatelli
  15:00 - 15:45 Jon Wilkins - Genomic Imprinting and the Origins of Maladaptive Phenotypes
  15:45 - 16:15 Salah Azzi - A new model of Zac1 loss-of-imprinting to investigate the pathophysiology of 6q42 TNDM
  16:15 - 17:00 Coffee break
  17:00 - 17:30 Hisato Kobayashi - DNA methylome analysis in mouse germ cells and early embryos

Friday October 7th

Departure Day

Departure from Palermo or Trapani Airport.
Please communicate your travel details, free group transfer will be provided from Centro Ettore Majorana to airport.

Organizers

  • Anne Ferguson-Smith - UK
  • Gavin Kelsey - UK
  • Anthony Isles - UK
  • Valter Tucci - ITA

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