CLEPSO Meeting 2012 - Scientific Program

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Please click on logo for meeting program in pdf format.

Day one, March 9th, 2012

 Get together 10:30 h – 11:00 h



Ulrich Mahlknecht, Conference Organizer


Welcome Speeches



Keynote Speakers



11:00 h – 11:30 h

Vijay TIWARI, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany

Environmental Regulation of the Genome Function through Epigenetic Mechanisms 


11:30 h – 12:00 h

Roderick H. DASHWOOD, Oregon State University

HDAC turnover and recovery following exposure to dietary isothiocyanates


12:00 h – 12:30 h

Heidi OLZSCHA, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Clinical Application of HDAC Inhibitors


12:30 h – 13:00 h

Domenico MASTRANGELO, University of Siena

Retinoblastoma as an Epigenetic Disease



Lunch break 13:00 h – 14:00 h

14:00 h – 14:30 h

Marc DIEDERICH, Fond. Rech. Cancer et les Maladies du Sang, Luxemburg 

Natural Compounds as Modulators of Epigenetic Events


14:30 h – 15:00 h

Susan DUTHIE, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom 

Epigenetics, Diet and Human Disease



15:00 - 15:30h

Clarissa GERHÄUSER, German Cancer Res.Center (DKFZ),Heidelberg,Germany

Methylation Profiling in Mammary Cancer Prevention - Impact of Soy Isoflavones


15:30 h – 16:00 h

Alexander HASLBERGER, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Microbiota and Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammatory Mediators


Coffee break 16:00 h – 16:30 h

16:30 h – 17:00 h

Alberto IZZOTTI, Università di Genova, Italy

Modulation of microRNA Expression by Dietary Chemopreventive Agents


17:00 h – 17:30 h

Claus JACOB, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Epigenetic Events Associated With Sulfur-Containing Natural Products




20:00 Dinner


 Day two, March 10th, 2012


9:00 h – 9:30 h

Santosh K. KATIYAR, University of Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Nutrition and Skin Cancer


9:30 h – 10:00 h

Isabel Rubio ALIAGA, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

Epigenetics in Nutrition Research

10:00 h – 10:30 h

Eckart MEESE,SaarlandUniversity,Homburg,Germany

MicroRNA Expression Signatures in Cancer Patients


Coffee break 10:30 h – 11:00 h


11:00 h – 11:30 h

Mihai NICULESCU, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Nutritional Epigenetics and Brain Development: Potential Roles of Early Nutrition in the Delay of Pathological Aging


11:30 h – 12:00 h

Marianne ROTS, University ofGroningen, TheNetherlands

Epigenetic Editing: Gene-Specific Overwriting of Epigenetic Marks to Modulate Expression Levels


12:00 h – 12:30 h

Thierry ROGER, Centre Hospitalier Univ. Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Targeting Histone Deacetylases in Sepsis


Lunch break 12:30 h – 14:00 h


14:00 h – 14:30 h

Richard SAFFERY, Murdoch Childrens Res Inst,Victoria,Australia

The Unique Nature of the Human Pacental Epigenome and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes


14:30 h – 15:00 h

Axel SCHUHMACHER, Biobank BRK, Munich, Germany

Lifestyle & Epigenetic Drift: Biobanking for Epigenetic Analyses


15:00 h – 15:30 h

Susanne ULBRICH, MunichTechnicalUniversity, Freising,Germany

Reconsidering "Low-Dose" - An Epigenetic Perspective on Endocrine Impacts During Intrauterine Development


Coffee break 15:30 h – 16:00 h


16:00 h – 16:30 h

Wim VANDEN BERGHE, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Phytochemicals and MBD2 Seq: Epigenetic Friends or Foe?


16:30 h – 17:00 h

Janos ZEMPLENI, University of Nebrasca, Lincoln, USA

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Gene Repression by Holocarboxylase Synthetase


17:00  – 17:00 h

Ulrich Mahlknecht

Concluding remarks, end of congress