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Barcelona Conference on Epigenetics and Cancer: Beyond Cancer Genomes

13 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016

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Over the past few years, the genomes and transcriptomes of thousands of tumors have been sequenced. This information has revealed an enormous diversity of tumor genotypes and it is helping personalize the treatments of cancer patients. However, despite these advances, it remains a major challenge to predict fundamental aspects of tumor cell behavior such as resistance to therapy or metastatic dissemination.

In this conference world-leading experts in the fields of epigenetic regulation, RNA processing and translation, stem cell biology or tumor microenvironment will discuss how the information contained within the cancer genomes is being integrated with temporal and spatial gene regulation mechanisms to understand the complex cellular reprograming associated to cancer progression.

 

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Beyond Cancer Genomes. Barcelona Conference on Epigenetics and Cancer

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR A POSTER OR ORAL PRESENTATION HERE

Deadline: 23 September 2016.

Language: English

Abstracts must describe studies addressing cancer epigenetics.

The abstract is limited to 300 words including tables (please do not include figures)

The following structure of the abstract is mandatory: Title, authors, objectives, methods, results, conclusions. The abstract must contain all relevant data. It has to be clear and statistical data have to be specified.

Selected abstracts will be accepted as oral presentations or posters. Notifications about acceptance or refusal will be sent before 30 September 2016.

Please bring with you your printed poster!


BARCELONA CONFERENCE ON EPIGENETICS AND CANCER

13-14 OCTOBER 2016

 

ORGANISERS
Dr. Eduard Batlle (IRB Barcelona and ICREA)
Dr. Salvador Aznar Benitah (IRB Barcelona and ICREA)
Dr. Raúl Mendez (IRB Barcelona and ICREA)

 

THURSDAY, 13TH OCTOBER

9:00 Welcome

9.15 - 11.20 SESSION 1 – Epigenetic Control of Cell States

09:15 Luciano di Croce - Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Epigenetic Control of ES differentiation and cancer

09:50 Rick Young - Whitehead Institute. Cambridge, MA, USA
Super-enhancers in cancer

10:25 Short talk from selected abstracts

10:45 Sandra Peiró - Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), Barcelona, Spain
Chromatin during epithelial to mesenchymal transition

11:20 Coffee

 

11:50 – 13:55 SESSION 2 – Stem Cells and Cancer

11:50 Salvador Aznar Benitah - Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain
Epigenetic mechanisms governing stem cell function in homeostasis and cancer

12.25 Short talk from selected abstracts

12.45 Fiona Watt - Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. King’s College London, UK
Epidermal cancer stem cells

13:20 Michaela Frye - Wellcome Trust Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, UK

13:55 Lunch and posters

 

15:35 – 18:55 SESSION 3 – Regulation of RNA functions in Cancer

15:25 Davide Ruggero - University of San Francisco (USCF), CA, USA
Characterizing of the molecular machinery of cancer cells at the nexus of translation, metabolism and signaling

16:00 Short talk from selected abstracts

16:20 Raúl Méndez - Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain
RNA-binding proteins in cancer

16:55 Coffee

17:25 Juan Valcárcel - Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Alternative splicing in cancer

18:00 Adrian Krainer - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), NY, USA
Protein translation rates in adult and cancer stem cells

18:35 Short talk from selected abstracts

18:55 Poster Session, Networking

 

20.30 Speakers dinner

 

 

FRIDAY, 14TH OCTOBER

09:00 – 10:45 SESSION 4 – ONCOGENIC AND NON-ONCOGENIC ADDICTIONS IN CANCER

09:00 Andreas Trumpp - German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Heidelberg, Germany
Myc functions in stem cells and cancer

09:35 Johannes Zuber - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

10:10 Cayetano González - Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain
Asymmetric cell division in Drosophila stem cells

10:45 Coffee

 

11:15 - 13:20 SESSION 5 – Modeling cancer therapeutics

11:15 Laura Soucek - Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Barcelona, Spain
Anti-Myc based therapeutics

11:50 Oscar Fernández Capetillo - Centro Nacional de investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Modeling the study of DNA damage responses in mice

12:25 Short talk from selected abstracts

12:45 Eduard Batlle - Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain
Modelling anti-TGF-beta therapies for advanced colorectal cancer

13:20 Lunch

 

14:50 – 16:55 SESSION 6 – Mining genomics to understand cancer

14:50 Ben Lehner - Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Influence of chromatin, DNA repair and replication rates in the mutational landscape of tumors

15:25 Carlos López Otín - Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Mutational landscape of Leukemia

16:00 Short talk from selected abstracts

16:20 John Dick - Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Toronto, Ontario

16:55 Closing remarks

 

Scientific Committee

  • Eduard Batlle, Coordinator of the Oncology Program and Group Leader of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory.
    IRB Barcelona and ICREA. The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).
  • Salvador Aznar Benitah, Group Leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory.
    IRB Barcelona and ICREA. The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).
  • Raúl Méndez, Group Leader of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Laboratory.
    IRB Barcelona and ICREA. The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

List of Speakers

  • John Dick - Toronto Univerisity. Canada.
  • Luciano di Croce - Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Oscar Fernández Capetillo - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), Madrid, Spain.
  • Michaela Frye - Wellcome Trust Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, UK.
  • Cayetano González - Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Ben Lehner - Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Carlos López Otín - Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain.
  • Sandra Peiró – Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Davide Ruggero - University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Laura Soucek - Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Andreas Trumpp - German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Johannes Zuber - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria.
  • Juan Valcárcel - Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Rick Young - Whitehead Institute. Cambridge, MA. USA.
  • Fiona Watt – Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. King’s College London. UK.
  • Adrian Krainer - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. NY. USA.