Epigenetic Chemical Biology COST Scientific Workshop
The Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Algarve host the Epigenetic Chemical Biology COST meeting. The gathering will take place at the University of Algarve (Campus de Gambelas, Building 8), from the 18th to the 20th February 2019.
Epigenetics refers to dynamic changes that occur at the DNA, RNA and protein level in eukaryotes. Epigenetics is at the heart of gene regulation and determines which genes are activated or silenced. It is of great importance fundamentally and has many exciting translational aspects including therapeutics, diagnostics, stem cell research, microbial pathway engineering and agriculture.
The key objective of the Epigenetic Chemical Biology COST Action is to establish the first European chemical biology network focused on epigenetics.
This will provide common ground for researchers from academia, research institutes, SMEs and multinational organizations. The fruitful interactions between these sectors will lead to the creation of new chemical tools as well as leads for translational applications that impact upon human society. The Action’s second objective is to increase awareness of epigenetics within the European scientific community and it will provide training for ESRs and emphasize involvement of COST inclusiveness targeted countries.
See the program and the abstracts here.
For registration and other questions regarding this event, please contact the local organisers:
Maria de Lurdes Cristiano