Welcome to the Epigenetic & Chromatin Regulation of Plant Traits Conference

On behalf of the EpiTRAITS and CHIP-ET EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks we are pleased to cordially invite you to the conference on Epigenetic & Chromatin Regulation of Plant Traits, which will take place in Strasbourg, France, January 14-15, 2016.

The Conference aims to provide a comprehensive overview of, and provoke ample discussions on several aspects of genome regulation by chromatin-mediated and epigenetic mechanisms, with an emphasis on the response to environmental and developmental cues. Different levels of regulation will be highlighted from an experimental and mathematical modeling point of view: from the DNA/RNA/protein molecular level to the chromosomal interaction and nuclear organisational level. The invited speakers cover topics ranging from the regulation of plant traits to the generic nature of chromatin regulation, also in non-plant kingdoms, providing an overview of the current achievements and future perspectives in the field. We invite established and young researchers, from academics as well as industry to apply, with the aim to have an inspiring meeting with ample exchange of thoughts and ideas among the participants.

The Conference Program will include invited speakers, speakers selected from abstracts, poster flash talks, a poster session and a conference dinner.

Information on the conference can be found on this website, which will be updated regularly.

We hope to welcome you on the 14th of January 2016!

Maike Stam – coordinator EpiTRAITS
Mieke Lijsebettens – coordinator ChIP-ET





Application and Abstract submission: 30 October 2015 7 November 2015

Payment and final Registration: 30 November 2015


Invited speakers

Frédéric Berger
Claudia Köhler
Cristel Carles
Francois Roudier
Albin Sandelin
Crisanto Gutierrez
Fredy Barneche
Wendy Bickmore
Dieter Heermann
Martin Howard
Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid