Confirmed Invited Speakers

A distinguished panel of world-renowned speakers have already confirmed their participation to the CLEPSO Meeting 2016:


Barbara BANELLI, IRCSS San Martino - IST, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genoa, Italy

Epigenetics of Brain Tumors


Wilhelm BLOCH, German Sports University Cologne, Cologne Germany

Physical exercise and epigenetic adaptations of the cardiovascular system


Hermann BRENNER, DKFZ, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

DNA Methylation Changes in Response to Cigarette Smoking


Ida DONKIN, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Epigenetics and assisted reproductive technologies (ART)


Wanda BAER-DUBOWSKA, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Targeting aberrant cancer metabolism - The role of sirtuins.


Josef DAVIDSSON, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

The epigenetic landscape of aneuploidy


Jim DAVIE, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

H3K4 Trimethylation: Role in Dynamic Histone Acetylation, pre-mRNA Splicing and Cell Identity


Jukka JUUTILAINEN, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

Epigenetic Induction of Genomic Instability Between Cell Generations 


Tobias A. KNOCH,  Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Clinical Epigenetic Context of the 3D Multi-Loop Aggregate/Rosette Chromatin Architecture and Functional Dynamic Organization of Genomes


Vessela N. KRISTENSEN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

The Epigenetics of Breast Cancer


Hwan Young LEE, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Epigenetic age signatures in the forensically relevant body fluid of semen


Hosun LEE, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

Maternal Diet and the Epigenome during In Utero Life


Eckart Meese, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany

Micro RNA Signatures for Lung Cancer


Päivi PELTOMÄKI, University of Helsinki, Finland

Epigenetic mechanisms of cancer susceptibility: Lynch syndrome as an example


Irene Maeve REA, University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Living Long Ageing Well: Is Epigenetics the missing link between Nature and Nurture? 


Bodo C. Melnik, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany

Milk: an epigenetic imprinting system for stable FoxP3 expression


Ram REIFEN, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 

Vitamin A and the Epigenome


Marianne ROTS, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Epigenetic Editing: reprogramming cancer into chronic disease??


Boris SHENDEROV, Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology after G.N. Gabrichevsky, Moscow, Russia

Gut indigenous microbiota and epigenetics


Harold SNIEDER, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Epigenetic epidemiology of birthweight and obesity


Adelheid SOUBRY, University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

DNA methylation at imprinted genes in germ cells of obese men


MosheSZYF, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

The Epigenome as an Anticancer Target


Armon TAMATEA, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 

Biologizing' Psychopathy: Ethical, Legal, and Research Implications at the Interface of Epigenetics and Chronic Antisocial Conduct


Mehmet TASPINAR, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey

Methylation Patterns in Temozolomide Resistant Glioblastoma Patients


Gustavo TURECKI, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Epigenetics of Mental Disease


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

Age-associated DNA methylation changes – biomarkers for biological age and disease