Fifth Barcelona Chromatin Club Meeting: ncRNA and heterochromatin

Tuesday 10 March 2015

ncRNA and heterochromatin

Embedded in the 5th Annual Chromatin and Epigenetics symposium. Co-organized with Albert Jordan from the Molecular Biology section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB).  Contact Dr Jordan on albert.jordan(ELIMINAR)

The 5th BCC is organized by Sònia Forcales & Marcus Buschbeck at the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC).   Contact Drs Buschbeck and Forcales on bcc(ELIMINAR)

Please contact us on   bcc(ELIMINAR) to submit an abstract for a short talk on ncRNA and heterochromatin.

Register at:


8.20-8.50 Registration and documentation pickup

8:50   Opening Session I. Chair: Marian Martínez Balbás (IBMB-CSIC)

09.00-09.20      Lorenzo Pascuali (IGTP-IJC) 3D
Chromatin structure and cis regulatory networks in human pancreatic islets
09.20-09.40 Lourdes Campos (Eng.Quim.-UPC)
Underwinding and kinking DNA with HMG proteins
09.40-10.00 Francesc Piferrer (ICM-CSIC)
Environmental effects during early development mediated by epigenetic mechanisms in fish
10.00-10:20 Bernhard Payer (CRG-PRBB)
X-chromosome reactivation during mouse development and stem cell reprogramming
10.20-10:40 Albert Jordan (IBMB-CSIC-PCB)
Specificities on the genomic distribution of human histone H1 subtypes

10:40-11.20 Coffee break and poster session sponsored by Covalab

Session II. Chair: Alfred Cortés (CRESIB)

11.20-11.40 Maria José Barrero (CMRB-PRBB)
Determinants of H1 recruitment during differentiation
11.40-12.00 Joan-Ramon Daban (UAB)
The energy components of stacked chromatin layers explain the morphology, dimensions and mechanical properties of metaphase chromosomes
12.00-12.20 Alejandro Vaquero (PEBC-IDIBELL)
A new role for SIRT6 in the regulation of NF-kB
12.20-12.40 Joaquim Roca (IBMB-CSIC-PCB)
The topology of DNA at the point centromere of budding yeast
12.40-13.00 Montserrat Corominas (IBUB-UB)
Gene expression, transcriptional stability and histone modifications
13.00-13.20 Jordi Bernués (IBMB-CSIC-PCB)
Functional analysis of Drosophila melanogaster Histone H1

13.30-15:00 Lunch

Session III-BCC. Non-coding RNA and heterochromatin
Chair: Sonia Forcales (IMPPC)

15.00-15.10 Sponsor’ talk Sarantis Chlamydas (Active Motif)
Active Motif’s toolbox for non-coding RNA studies
15.10-15.40 Gunnar Schotta (Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich, Germany)
Establishment and maintenance of heterochromatin requires Atrx
15.40-16.10 Natalia Azpiazu (CBM-CSIC)
16.10-16.20 Short talk TBD
16.20-16.30 Short talk TBD
16:30-17.00 Coffee break and poster session sponsored by Active motif

Session IV. Chair: Jorge Ferrer (IDIBAPS)

17:00-17.20 Ángel Barco (IN-UMH/CSIC)
Genomic landscape of histone acetylation in the adult hippocampus: Implications in neuroplasticity and brain disorders
17.20-17.40 Miguel A Peinado (IMPPC)
Insights into the epigenetic architecture of the cancer cell
17.40-18.00 Esteban Ballestar (PEBC-IDIBELL)
Interplay between transcription factors and DNA methylation changes in myeloid differentiation
18.00-18.20 Melike Lakadamyali (ICFO)
Super-resolution imaging of nucleosome organization in vivo
18.20-18.40 Miguel Beato (CRG-PRBB)
Chromatin dynamics and nuclear ATP synthesis
18.40-19:00 Guillaume Filion (CRG-PRBB)
Promoters interpret the chromatin context in different ways
19.00-19.20 Marc A. Marti-Renom (CRG-PRBB, CNAG-PCB)
Does color have a structure? Modeling 3D domains of the fly genome

19.25 Farewell and meet together for a beer



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