Program CLEPSO 2016


Clinical Epigenetics International Meeting

Thursday March 3rd – Friday March 4th, 2016

Düsseldorf, Germany



Day one, March 3rd, 2016

 Get together 9:30 h – 10:00 h



Ulrich Mahlknecht, Conference Organizer


Keynote Speakers


Session Chairs: Ulrich MAHLKNECHT and Eckart MEESE


10.00 h – 10:30 h Barbara BANELLI, IRCSS San Martino - IST, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genoa, Italy

Epigenetics of Brain Tumors


10:30 h – 11:00 h Hermann BRENNER, DKFZ, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

DNA Methylation Changes in Response to Cigarette Smoking


11:00 h – 11:30 h Wanda BAER-DUBOWSKA, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Targeting aberrant cancer metabolism - The role of sirtuins.


11:30 h – 12:00 h Moshe SZYF, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

The Epigenome as an Anticancer Target


Lunch break 12:00 h – 13:00 h


Session Chairs: Päivi PELTOMÄKI and Moshe SZYF


13:00 h – 13:30 h Päivi PELTOMÄKI, University of Helsinki, Finland

Epigenetic mechanisms of cancer susceptibility: Lynch syndrome as an example


13:30 h – 14:00 h Wolfgang WAGNER, Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Aachen, Germany

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



14:00 - 14:30 h Jim DAVIE, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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


14:30 h – 15:00 h Jukka JUUTILAINEN, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

Epigenetic Induction of Genomic Instability Between Cell Generations



Coffee break 15:00 h – 15:30 h


Session Chairs: Silvia WEIN and Carmen JERONIMO


15:30 h – 16:00 h Armon TAMATEA, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 

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


16:00 h – 16:30 h Hwan Young LEE, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Epigenetic age signatures in the forensically relevant body fluid of semen


16:30 h – 17:00 h Hosun LEE, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

Maternal Diet and the Epigenome during In Utero Life 


17:00 h – 17:30 h 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 




20:00 Dinner





Day two, March 4th, 2016


Session Chairs: Irene Maeve REA and Roberto ZEFFERINO


8:30 h – 9:00 h Irene Maeve REA, University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

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


9:00 h – 9:30 h Marianne ROTS, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Epigenetic Editing: reprogramming cancer into chronic disease?


9:30 h – 10:00 h Boris SHENDEROV, Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology after G.N. Gabrichevsky, Moscow, Russia

Gut indigenous microbiota and epigenetics



Coffee break 10:00 h – 10:30 h


Session Chairs: Adelheid SOUBRY and Margit CICHNA


10:30 h – 11:00 h Eckart MEESE, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany

MicroRNA Signatures for Lung Cancer


11:00 h – 11:30 h Ram REIFEN, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Vitamin A and the Epigenome


11:30 h – 12:00 h Adelheid SOUBRY, University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

DNA methylation at imprinted genes in germ cells of obese men



Lunch break 12:00 h – 13:00 h



Session Chairs: Wim VANDEN BERGHE and Marianne ROTS


13:00 h – 13:30 h Harold SNIEDER, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Epigenetic epidemiology of birthweight and obesity


13:30 h – 14:00 h Vessela N. KRISTENSEN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

The Epigenetics of Breast Cancer


14:00 h – 14:30 h Wilhelm BLOCH, German Sports University Cologne, Cologne Germany

Physical exercise and epigenetic adaptations of the cardiovascular system 


14:30 h – 15:00 h Bodo C. Melnik, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany

Milk: an epigenetic imprinting system for stable FoxP3 expression



Coffee break 15:00 h – 15:30 h



Session Chairs: Wolfgang WAGNER and Huige LI


15:30 h – 16:00 h Josef DAVIDSSON, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

The epigenetic landscape of aneuploidy


16:00 h – 16:30 h Gustavo TURECKI, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Epigenetrics of Mental Disease


16:30 h Ulrich MAHLKNECHT

Concluding Remarks, End of Congress