Clinical Epigenetics International Meeting

Thursday March 5th – Friday March 6th, 2015

Düsseldorf, Germany



Day one, March 5th, 2015


Get together 10:00 h – 10:30 h


Ulrich Mahlknecht, Conference Organizer


Welcome Speeches


Keynote Speakers


10.30 h – 11:00 h

Eckart MEESE, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany

Potentials and Limitations of miRNomes in the Cancer Context


11:00 h – 11:30 h

Zdenko HERCEG, International agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

Epigenome Deregulation in Cancer: Searching for Drivers and Passengers on the Road to Malignancy


11:30 h – 12:00 h

Nita AHUJA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Epigenetics of Gastrointestinal Malignancies


12:00 h – 12:30 h

Nabieh AYOUB, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Dysregulation of KDM4A-D Lysine Demethylases Promotes Chromosomal Instability


Lunch break 12:30 h – 13:30 h


13:30 h – 14:00 h

James CS CHIM, University of Hong Kong

DNA Methylation of Tumor Suppressive microRNA in Myeloma


14:00 - 14:30 h

Manfred JUNG, University of Freiburg, Germany

Epigenetic Drug Discovery


14:30 h – 15:00 h

Guillermo BARRETO, Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Lung Cancer Epigenetics


15:00 h – 15:30 h

Renske STEENBERGEN, VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cervical Cancer Epigenetics


Coffee break 15:30 h – 16:00 h


16:00 h – 16:30 h

Francois FUKS, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to Genome-Wide Profiling in Cancers


16:30 h – 17:00 h  

Nadia ZAFFARONI, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy

Epigenetic Changes in Prostate Cancer Metastasis: the Role of microRNAs


17:00 h – 17:30 h

Tina RÖNN, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden

Epigenetic Adaptation to Regular Exercise in Humans


17:30 h – 18:00 h

Marianne ROTS, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

Epigenetic Editing: an innovative anti-fibrosis approach?


20:00 Dinner



Day two, March 6th, 2015


9:00 h – 9:30 h

Christine Guo LIAN, Harvard Medical School

Melanoma Epigenetics


9:30 h – 10:00 h

Wolfgang WAGNER, Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Aachen, Germany

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Aging


10:00 h – 10:30 h

Adele MURRELL, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Genomic Imprinting and Epigenetic Disease


Coffee break 10:30 h – 11:00 h


11:00 h – 11:30 h

Asaf HELLMAN,  The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical, Jerusalem, Israel

DNA Methylation Profiles in Cancer


11:30 h – 12:00 h

Albert JELTSCH, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Functional Effects of Somatic Tumor Mutations in Epigenetic Enzymes


Lunch break 12:00 h – 13:00 h


13:00 h – 13:30 h

Chiara RAGGI, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Italy

Epigenetics of Liver Cancer


13:30 h – 14:00 h

Therese Marion MURPHY, University of Exeter Medical School, Devon, UK

The Epigenetics of Mood Disorders


14:00 h – 14:30 h

Thomas FLEISCHER,  The Norwegian University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Breast Cancer Epigenetics


Coffee break 14:30 h – 15:00 h


15:00 h – 15:30 h

Jonathan TURNER,  Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Epigenetic Control of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Axis and Immune Phenotypes


15:30 h – 16:00 h


Epigenetic mechanisms and lipid raft signaling in human colon cancers


16:00  – 16:15 h

Ulrich Mahlknecht

Concluding Remarks, End of Congress




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