EpiBio 2018 Program

Schedule is subject to change. Last updated September 26, 2018


Thursday October 4th
8:00 AM 8:00 PM REGISTRATION
8:00 AM 8:45 AM MORNING COFFEE
8:45 AM 9:00 AM WELCOMING REMARKS
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Keynote Speaker: Susan Clark, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
9:45 AM 10:15 AM BREAK 
10:15 AM 2:30 PM SESSION 1: Writing Epigenetic Modifications
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Invited Speaker: Ahmad (Mo) Khalil, Boston University
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Histone Acetylation Modulates Transcriptional Bursting Dynamics of Neuronal Activity-Inducible Genes - Liang-Fu Chen, Duke University
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Bioorthogonal Approaches to Probing Protein Acetylation - Y. George Zheng, University of Georgia
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Exploring Centromere Epigeneticity to Facilitate Genetic Tool Development in Yeasts - Zengyi Shao, Iowa State University
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Nucleosome Turnover Establishes Histone Methylation Valence Status Genome-Wide - Emma J Chory, Stanford University
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Active Versus Accessible: Engineering Open Chromatin in Mammalian Cells - Casssandra Barrett, Arizona State University
12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Invited Speaker: Stanley Qi, Stanford University
1:30 PM 1:45 PM Engineering Epigenetic Memory Requires Both DNA and Histone Methylation - Henriette O'Geen, University of California Davis
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Novel Bifunctional Molecules Redirect Chromatin Machinery and Control Gene Expression - Anna Chiarella, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Invited Speaker: Elizabeth Heller, University of Pennsylvania
2:30 PM 3:00 PM BREAK 
3:00 PM 3:45 PM SESSION 2: Epigenetic Diagnostics and Therapeutics
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Invited Speaker: Charles Gersbach, Duke University
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Ultrasensitive miRNA Detection for Disease Diagnosis - Burcu Ozay, Montana State University
3:45 PM 4:30 PM SESSION 3: Computation and Modelling in Epigenetics
3:45 PM 4:15 PM Invited Speaker: Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University
4:15 PM 4:30 PM A Bayesian Hidden Markov Model for Detecting Differentially Methylated Regions - Tieming Ji, University of Missouri at Columbia
4:30 PM 5:00 PM BREAK and POSTER SET-UP
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Poster Session and Reception
     
Friday, October 5th
8:30 AM 8:00 PM REGISTRATION
8:30 AM 9:00 AM MORNING COFFEE
9:00 AM 9:15 AM WELCOMING REMARKS
9:15 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Ting Wu, Harvard University
10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK 
10:30 AM 12:15 PM SESSION 4: Single Cell Epigenetics
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Invited Speaker: Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Invited Speaker Jason Buenrostro, The Broad Institute
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Lacramioara Bintu, Stanford University
12:00 PM 12:15 PM Exponential Fluorescent Amplification of Individual Nucleic Acids Using Clampfish Probes - Sara H. Rouhanifard, University of Pennsylvania
12:15 PM 1:45 PM LUNCH
1:45 PM 3:00 PM SESSION 5: The Epitranscriptome
1:45 PM 2:15 PM Invited Speaker: Lydia Contreras, University of Texas at Austin
2:15 PM 2:45 PM Winston Timp, Johns Hopkins University
2:45 PM 3:00 PM RNA Regulation Mediated By m6A Readers in the Nervous System - Seung Ho Choi, Duke University
3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK 
3:30 PM 4:15 PM SESSION 6: Nuclear Organization
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Multiplexed Super-Resolution Imaging of Chromatin Domains in Single Cells - Bogdan Bintu, Harvard University
3:45 PM 4:00 PM Long-Range Single-Molecule Mapping Reveals the Multikilobase-Scale Organization of Accessible Chromatin in Eukaryotes - Georgi Marinov, Stanford University
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Probing Short-Range Chromatin Fiber Folding and Nucleosome Occupancy with a Minimally Invasive Approach - Viviana Risca, Stanford University
4:15 PM 7:00 PM POSTER TEAR-DOWN
     
Saturday, October 6th
8:30 AM 9:00 AM MORNING COFFEE and POSTER TEAR-DOWN
9:00 AM 11:15 AM SESSION 7: Sensing Epigenetic Modifications
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Invited Speaker: Hadley Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Invited Speaker: Hiroshi Kimura, Tokyo Institute of Technology
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Invited Speaker: Karmella Haynes, Arizona State University
10:30 AM 10:45 AM TET1-Mediated 5hmC Deposition Establishes a Labile Chromatin Landscape Necessary for SOX9 Binding - Nidhi Bhutani, Stanford University
10:45 AM 11:00 AM High-Resolution Chemo-Enzymatic Approaches to Epigenomic Profiling of cfDNA - Saulius Klimasauskas, Vilnius University
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Nanopore Sequencing for Targeted Methylation Analysis at Cancer Driver Genes - Timothy Gilpatrick, Johns Hopkins University
11:15 AM 11:30 AM CLOSING REMARKS
11:30 AM 12:00 PM POSTER TEAR-DOWN