Workshop details

SciStairs_VAI_smallThank you for your interest. The application period for the 2019 workshop is now closed. Registration for the one-day kick-off symposium on July 29 is open and may be completed here.

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI will give gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research.

Sessions will cover:

• DNA methylation
• Chromatin modification
• Tumor initiation
• Big Data and high performance computing
• Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
• Epigenetic processes in the brain
• Epigenetic therapies
• Signaling pathways and epigenetics
• Epigenetic models and disease heterogeneity
• Intergenerational control
• Small RNAs
• Career developement

The course is designed to engage students and promote discussion between fellow participants and course instructors. In addition to talks and hands-on epigenomics lessons, students will present a poster at the symposium. There also will be several social events that will provide opportunities to network.

By the end of the week, students will have a greater appreciation of what can be achieved through the application of epigenomics and novel techniques.