Epigenetic Control & Cellular Plasticity

A new Partnership with Paolo Sassone-Corsi (Director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, UCI, USA) and INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research)

‘Memory’ lies at the heart of cellular identity, underscoring the existence of fundamental mechanisms to ensure that cells remember who they are and how they move along elaborate pathways of cellular differentiation, a cornerstone of multicellular organisms. Epigenetics delineate a system that allows a constant genetic blueprint to be organized as to accommodate variability resulting from extrinsic and intrinsic signals that come from environmental, dietary and other influences. The goal of this series of Symposia is to bring together international leaders in the field of epigenetics to Souther California to discuss recent discoveries and future directions of research. The setting is outstanding, the Symposium being held at the Beckman Conference Center of the National Academy of Sciences.