Fourth Barcelona Chromatin Club Meeting

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Polycomb: new insight into an epigenetic paradigm

Embedded in the 4th Annual Chromatin and Epigenetics symposium. Co-organized with Albert Jordan from the Molecular Biology section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB).

The 4th BCC is organized by Julien Douet & Marcus Buschbeck


9:00 Alfred Cortés (CRESIB)
Epigenetic variation in malaria parasites: sex, drugs, and ... survival

9:20 Dave Monk (PEBC)
Genome-wide characterization of imprints: implication for patients with multi-locus methylation defects

9:40 Eulàlia de Nadal (UPF)
Control of stress-induced long non-coding RNAs by the Hog1 SAPK

10:00 Ferran Azorín (IBMB-CSIC, IRB)
Epigenetic regulation of chromatin function

10:20 Josep Jiménez (Htal. St Joan de Deu)
Transgenerational inheritance of diabetes risk: Epigenetics on board?

10:40-11:10 Coffee

11:10 Manel Esteller (PEBC)
Epigenetics in Health and Disease

11:30 Marian Martínez Balbas (IBMB-CSIC)
Histone demethylases: new regulators of nervous system development

11:50 Maribel Parra (PEBC)
HDAC7: A novel master regulator in B cell development

12:10 Pere Suau (UAB)
Linker histone ex vivo partial phosphorylation impairs chromatin aggregation

12:30 Rafael Oliva (IDIBAPS, UB)
Chromatin structure and epigenetics of the sperm cell

13:00-14:45 Lunch

Barcelona Chromatin Club 4 session
Polycomb – new insight into an epigenetic paradigm

14:45 Diego Pasini (IEO, Italy)
Novel activities of Polycomb Group Proteins in proliferation and identity control.

15:05 Malte Beringer (CRG)
A novel interactor of Polycomb group proteins in embryonic stem cells.

15:25 Marcus Buschbeck (IMPPC)
A Polycomb complex facilitates gene activation during ES cell differentiation

15:45-16:05 Holger Richly (IMB, Germany)
Epigenetic regulation of Nucleotide Excision Repair

16:05-16:20 Short Talk 1 TBD

16:20-16:35 Short Talk 2 TBD

16:35-17:00 Coffee

17:00 Roderic Guigó (CRG)
Transcriptional activation without chromatin marking in developmentally regulated genes.

17:20 Sandra Peiró (IMIM)
Chromatin dynamics in EMT

17:40 Sergio Alonso (IMPPC)
Exploring DNA methylation alterations in colorectal cancer.

18:00-18:20 Tanya Vavouri (IMPPC)
The small RNA content of human sperm

Registration and 4th Annual Chromatin and Epigenetic Symposium

This edition of the Barcelona Chromatin Club will be embedded into the Fourth Annual Chromatin and Epigenetics symposium, organized by the Molecular Biology section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB). Then, the registration to the BCC has to be done on the Annual Chromatin and Epigenetics Symposium webpage.


The Barcelona Chromatin Club is sponsored by:


Generalitat de Catalunya

Unió Europea


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Ajuntament de Badalona

Institut Català de la Salut

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital

Fundació Institut d'investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol