1st HMGU-Japan Epigenetics and Chromatin Symposium (Kopie 1)

The first HMGU-Japan Epigenetics and Chromatin Symposium took place at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Großhadern last week, from 4th-5th September 2017. 

Jointly organized by Professors Maria Elena Torres-Padilla (HMGU Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells), Hiroshi Kimura (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Kazuo Yamagata (KINDAI University), the aim of the meeting was to bring together two excellent networks of epigenetics and chromatin researchers for scientific talks, discussions and networking opportunities.

Twenty-seven researchers from 9 Japanese research institutes and universities travelled to Munich for the symposium.  “This meeting was a wonderful opportunity to bring researchers from a number of Japanese universities and research centers interested in epigenetics and chromatin research, many of which are world leaders in their field, together with our epigenetics @hmgu community” said Maria Elena Torres-Padilla.  We share a common driving force in the pursuit of scientific advancement and I very much hope we will be able to continue working and developing together in the future” said Maria Elena Torres-Padilla. 

With experts in computational modelling, embryonic development, structural and molecular analyses present, speakers presented data that stimulated great discussions and highlighted the complementary nature of their ongoing research. Lively poster sessions also gave the opportunity for students and postdocs to present their work to a new community and gain valuable feedback for the progression of their research.