Skin Epigenetics

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
Time: 14.00-17.00
Room: Mozart 1,2,3

Chairs: Salvador Aznar Benitah (Barcelona) and Vladimir Botchkarev (Bradford/Boston)

This symposium is supported by:


14.00-14.05 Introductory remarks
Salvador Aznar Benitah (Barcelona) and Vladimir Botchkarev (Bradford/Boston)
14.05-14.35 Opening Keynote Lecture
Significance and potential of RNA modifications in skin biology

Michaela Frye (Cambridge)
14.35-14.55 Epigenetic mechanisms regulating epidermal homeostasis and cancer
Salvador Aznar Benitah (Barcelona)
14.55-15.15 Polycomb genes
Elena Ezhkova (New York)
15.15-15.30 Cbx4 in the control of wound healing
Andrei Mardaryev (Bradford)
15.30-15.45 Mechanisms of long non-coding RNA-mediated control of epidermal homeostasis
Markus Kretz (Regensburg)
15.45-16.00 Ultra-conserved non-coding transcript T-UC291 controls keratinocyte differentiation by interfering with ACTL6A
Eleonora Candi (Rome) 
16.00-16.15 Transcription factor p63, a master regulator of the enhancer landscape during epidermal differentiation
Jo Zhou (Nijmegen)
16.15-16.30 Biomechanical regulation of nuclear architecture in keratinocytes
John Connelly (London)
16.30-16.45 Boosting autophagy: potential anti-aging therapy
Karima Djabali (Munich)
16.45-17.00 Concluding remarks
Salvador Aznar Benitah (Barcelona) and Vladimir Botchkarev (Bradford/Boston)