The center for Epigenetics and Cell Fate celebrates its first decade

The Centre for Epigenetics and Cell Fate (UMR 7216 Epigénétique et Destin Cellulaire) was created in 2009 by the Université Paris Diderot and the CNRS. Thus began an ambitious project to build a new research and teaching center dedicated to epigenetics in the context of cell differentiation, development and disease. Over the past decade, the unit has grown to be a key contributor to research and training in epigenetics in Paris. The Unit has participated actively in research networks and promoted epigenetics research to scientific and medical colleagues as well as to the lay public.

The members of the unit will celebrate the first decade with a one-day symposium (program to be announce). The symposium will be an ideal opportunity to acknowledge the scientific achievements of the last 10 years and the unit’s contribution to teach and training in epigenetics. The symposium will be held at the end of May in the Amphitheatre Buffon on the Université Paris Diderot campus in Paris 13th. The speakers will include invited researchers from around the world who actively participated in the growth of the Unit. They will be joined by two international keynote speakers. The scientific topics will cover recent discoveries in epigenetics and gene regulation and their applications in disease models. We expect 180 participants from around Paris and France. The symposium will include coffee-breaks, an open buffet lunch, a poster session and considerable time for networking and scientific exchange.

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