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Environmental Epigenomics and Disease Susceptibility (D3)


Organizer(s) Randy L. Jirtle, Moshe Szyf and Frederick L. Tyson
March 27—April 1, 2011
Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa • Asheville, North Carolina USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 30, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 31, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 30, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 28, 2011

Supported by the Directors’ Fund

Summary of Meeting:
There are now compelling human epidemiological and animal experimental data that indicate the risk of developing adult-onset complex diseases and neurological disorders are influenced by persistent epigenetic adaptations in response to prenatal and early postnatal exposures to environmental factors. Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA. The main components of the epigenetic code are DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs. The epigenetic programs in cells are normally faithfully reproduced during mitosis. Moreover, they can also be maintained during meiosis, resulting in epigenetic transgenerational disease inheritance, and potentially introducing phenotypic variation that is selected for in the evolution of new species. The objective of this conference is to provide evidence that environmental exposures during early development can alter the risk of developing medical conditions, such as asthma, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and schizophrenia later in life by modifying the epigenome. Epigenetic research promises to markedly improve our ability to diagnosis, prevent, and treat the pathological conditions of humans; however, it also introduces unique legal and ethical issues. These will also be discussed.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27

15:00—19:30
Registration

Vanderbilt
18:15—19:15
Refreshments

Grand Ballroom B-C
19:15—20:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
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Grand Ballroom A
Eva Jablonka, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Being Fit in Four Dimensions


MONDAY, MARCH 28

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Grand Ballroom B-C
08:30—11:45
Fetal Origins of Adult Disease Susceptibility
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Grand Ballroom A
* Cathrine Hoyo, Duke University, USA

Ezra S. Susser, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
Prenatal Famine, Epigenetics, and Schizophrenia

Marcus Pembrey, University College London, UK
Nature of Human Transgenerational Responses

Gudrun E. Moore, Institute of Child Health, UK
Epigenetic Dysregulation of Imprinting Influences Birth Weight and Disease Susceptibility in Humans

Claudine Junien, INRA, France
Nutritional and Metabolic Programming: Sexual Dimorphism Epigenetics

Martha Susiarjo, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Effects of Bisphenol A Exposure on Genomic Imprinting in the Mouse

Ruijun Han, University of Minnesota, USA
Short Talk: Prenatal Stress Up-Regulates NPY Expression and Leads to Gender-Specific Abdominal Obesity and Glucose Intolerance: Possible Role of Epigenetics

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Grand Ballroom B-C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:45—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Ballroom Foyer
17:00—19:00
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Gene Regulation
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Grand Ballroom A
* Douglas A. Bell, NIEHS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Ian C. Wood, University of Leeds, UK
Chromatin Crosstalk in Development and Disease

Joseph R. Ecker, HHMI/The Salk Institute, USA
Sequencing the Epigenomes of Plants and People

Victor V. Lobanenkov, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
CTCF Dysfunction, Epigenetic Deregulation, and Cancer Susceptibility

Sonja J. Prohaska, Institute of Computer Science, Germany
Short Talk: Analytical Analysis and Modeling of the Dynamic Epigenome

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Grand Ballroom B-C
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Grand Ballroom B-C

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Grand Ballroom B-C
08:30—11:45
In vitro Fertilization, Cloning and Stem Cells
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Grand Ballroom A
* J. Richard Chaillet, University of Pittsburgh, USA

James A. Thomson, Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin, USA
Epigenetic State and Genetic Stability of Human iPS Cells

Louise Laurent, University of California, San Diego, USA
The Epigenomics of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Wolf Reik, Babraham Institute, UK
Mechanisms and Functions of Epigenetic Reprogramming in Mammalian Development

Rosanna Weksberg, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Short Talk: Increased Frequency of Multilocus Loss of Methylation in Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome Cases Conceived using Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Toshi Shioda, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Short Talk: Specific Erasure of the Abnormal Biallelic Hypermethylation at the Gtl2/Meg3 Intragenic DMR in Mouse Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) during In Vitro Derivation of Germline Cells

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Grand Ballroom B-C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:45—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Ballroom Foyer
17:00—19:15
Postnatal Epigenetic Programming of the Brain
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Grand Ballroom A
* Ian C.G. Weaver, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

Moshe Szyf, McGill University, Canada
Early Life Environment and the Epigenome

Barry Keverne, University of Cambridge, UK
Epigenetics, Maternal Brain Evolution and Behavior

J. David Sweatt, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation

Syed Wasem Bihaqi, University of Rhode Island, USA
Short Talk: Alzheimer’s Disease: Epigenetic Intermediates and Exposure to Pb in an in-vitro Model

Eunah Kim, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Short Talk: Altered Chromatin Structure Induced by Hyperexpanded GAA Repeats in Friedreich’s Ataxia

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Grand Ballroom B-C
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Grand Ballroom B-C

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Grand Ballroom B-C
08:30—11:15
Epigenetics and Complex Diseases
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Grand Ballroom A
* Janos Zempleni, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Maria Berdasco, IDIBELL, Spain
Human Cancer Epigenetics

Frederica P. Perera, Columbia University, USA
Prenatal Environmental Exposures to Common Hydrocarbons PAH and BPA

Dana C. Dolinoy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA
Complex Diseases: Epigenetic Manifestation of Environmental Exposures

Cheryl L. Walker, Texas A&M Health Science Center, USA
Fetal and Early Postnatal Environmental Exposures and Female Reproductive Health Effects

Robert Lyle, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Short Talk: DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Psoriasis

Carrie V. Breton, University of Southern California, USA
Short Talk: Air Pollution is Associated with DNA Methylation in Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Grand Ballroom B-C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:45—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Ballroom Foyer
17:00—19:15
Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance
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Grand Ballroom A
* Patrick O. McGowan, University of Toronto, Canada

Emma Whitelaw, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Michael K. Skinner, Washington State University, USA
Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance Following Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors

Douglas Ruden, Wayne State University, USA
Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance in Drosophila

Yoav Soen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Short Talk: Heritable Epigenesis is beyond the Developmental Program

Jennifer T. Wolstenholme, University of Virginia, USA
Short Talk: Bisphenol A Alters the Epigenome and Social Behavior over Multiple Generations

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Grand Ballroom B-C
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Grand Ballroom B-C

THURSDAY, MARCH 31

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Grand Ballroom B-C
08:30—11:30
Epigenetics and Neurological Disorders
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Grand Ballroom A
* Simon G. Gregory, Duke University, USA

Art Petronis, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Epigenomics and Complex Psychiatric Disease

Janine M. LaSalle, University of California, Davis, USA
Epigenetics at the Interface of Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Farah D. Lubin, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Histone Methylation in Memory Formation and Aging

Lorraine Young, University of Nottingham, UK
Modelling Nutritional Programming of the Human Preimplantation Embryo using Embryonic Stem Cells

Fatemeh G. Haghighi, Columbia University, USA
Short Talk: Role of DNA Methylation in Brain Aging and Depression

Kommu Naga Mohan, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Identification of Candidate Epimutations in One Autism and One Schizophrenia Brain Sample

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom B-C
11:30—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Ballroom Foyer
17:00—19:00
Mammalian Evolution and Disease Susceptibility
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Grand Ballroom A
* Catherine (Kay) M. Nolan, University College Dublin, Ireland

David Haig, Harvard University, USA
Transfers and Transitions: The Evolution of Human Life History

Christopher Badcock, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
The Imprinted Brain Theory: How Genes Set the Balance between Autism and Psychosis

Randy L. Jirtle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Biological Consequences of the Divergent Evolution of IGF2R Imprinting

Jan Engelhardt, University of Leipzig, Germany
Short Talk: Evolution of the HOTAIR ncRNA in Vertebrates: Structural and Functional Flexibility of a Scaffold

19:00—19:55
Closing Remarks
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Grand Ballroom A
Mark Rothstein, University of Louisville School of Medicine, USA
Legal and Ethical Implications of Epigenetics

19:30—20:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Grand Ballroom B-C
20:30—23:30
Entertainment

Grand Ballroom B-C

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:


Autism Speaks


Society of Toxicology

March of Dimes Foundation
Rete Mirabile Fund of Triangle Community Foundation


We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13ES020113-01




National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 5R13DK084688-02




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