17th Course on Epigenetics

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of epigenetic mechanisms and their links to gene expression and chromatin dynamics, in different systems. The diverse functions of the nucleus involving the genome and its organization will be discussed with an emphasis on technological limits and the new experimental approaches being developed today. Links between the disruption of nuclear functions and the development of human pathologies will be discussed. This year emphasis will be on the physiological and pathological aspects of epigenetics in relation with metabolism and maintenance of cell identity.  

The success of the course relies on the contributions of participants who are expected to be proactive and to participate in all of the events organized, including Poster sessions, Journal Club, "career development" workshop on Saturday morning and the "epi-Courses", such as the “Art & Science” workshop.

A special session will be devoted to 3 alumni students who have gone on to successful careers in the field of Epigenetics.


Main topics discussed during the 17th Course on Epigenetics: metabolism and cell identity determination

- Epigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics
- Imaging the Nucleus and its functions
- Silencing, transcriptional landscapes and genomics
- Memory of transcriptional states, stem cells and reprogramming
- Epigenetics : quantitative approaches and theoretical models
- Maintenance of (Epi)genome integrity
- Epigenetics and Cancer


Round table for the “career development” workshop


1. POSTER SESSION: Presentation of participant's own scientific project with a poster,

2. JOURNAL CLUB: Participation in the Journal Club to both present and review key articles proposed by the speakers,

3. WORKSHOP: Participation in the "career development" workshop during the Saturday morning and the "epi-Courses" such as the “Art & Science” workshop.


Almouzni Geneviève (Institut Curie, FR)

Baubec Tuncay (University of Zurich, CH) 

Bourch'is Déborah (Institut Curie, FR)

Boskovic Ana (EMBL, IT)

Buschbeck Markus (JC Leukaemia Research Institute, ES)

Coulon Antoine (Institut Curie, FR)

Dauphin Aurélien (Institut Curie, FR)

Delattre Olivier (Institut Curie, FR)

di Croce Luciano (Centre for Genomic Regulation, ES)

Dostatni Nathalie (Institut Curie, FR)

Drinnenberg Ines (Institut Curie, FR)

Dunleavy Elaine (Center for chromosome Biology, IE)

Harrison Paul Liam (NY, USA)

Iovino Nicola (Max Planck Institute, Frieburg, DE)

Le Baccon Patricia (Institut Curie, FR)

Lenstra Tineke (Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL)

Moore Andrew (Bioessays, DE)

Périé Leila (Institut Curie, FR) 

Schneider Rob (Institute of Functional Epigenetics, DE)

Siegel Nicolai  (Ludwig-Maximilians University, DE)

Taddei Angela (Institut Curie, FR)

Van Ourdernaarden Alexander (Hubrecht Institute, NL)


Workman Jerry (Stowers Institute, USA)


Nathalie Dostatni, UMR3664, FlyTeam (Institut Curie / Sorbonne Université)

Geneviève Almouzni, UMR3664, FrogTeam (Institut Curie / CNRS)

Iva Simeonova, UMR3664, FrogTeam (Institut Curie / Sorbonne Université)


  • Geneviève ALMOUZNI
  • Antoine COULON
  • Nathalie DOSTATNI
  • Angela TADDEI

Registration deadline: January 5, 2022



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