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I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the "4th Meeting of the Epigenetics and Human Disease Hub" at the Hebrew University Medical School.

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the

The Epigenetics and Human Disease Hub is a forum of about 75 students and principal investigators, established at the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. The forum gathers every 2-3 months for a day of lectures and open discussions of results and ideas in the intriguing and dynamic research fields of epigenetics and epigenomics. Typically, each of the meetings includes 4-5 talks given by students and PIs, 2 open discussion sessions, and a keynote lecture by a leading researcher from abroad. The forum specifically encourages research students to take active roles in talks and discussions. Due to a growing interest of researchers from other academic institutions to take part, the forum opened the meeting for contributors from all over Israel. In the first open meeting, held on October 10, 2013, there was a unique opportunity to hear some of the world-leader researchers of the Sirtuins gene and chromatin modulators. The speaker list included Dr. Mona Dvir-Ginzberg, the Head of the Laboratory of Cartilage Biology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Prof. Haim Cohen from the Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University and a member of the I-Core of Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease, and Prof. Raul Mostoslavsky from The MGH Cancer Center at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. An excellent talk was also given by Dr. Liran Carmel from the Faculty of Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, describing his work on reconstructing DNA methylation maps of archaic humans. All talks were highly appreciated by the audience and stimulated extensive discussions. Researchers who would like to take part in the next meeting are welcome to contact Prof. Asaf Hellman (I-CORE member) at: asafh@ekmd.huji.ac.il. 

 

Photo caption: Prof. Raul Mostoslavsky from The MGH Cancer Center at the Harvard Medical School presented his data on “From chromatin to metabolism: SIRT6 provides some clues.”