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Otto Warburg International Summer School and Research Symposium

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The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics invites applications to the

Otto Warburg International Summer School and Research Symposium on
Transcription Factors and their Role in Establishing and Maintaining Cellular Identity

This summer school brings together researchers and PhD students from different backgrounds (including molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, mathematics) to discuss recent advances in gene regulation in the context of differentiation.

Lectures will bridge from text book knowledge to where current research starts, and seminars will present current research in the field. A practical will acquaint bioinformaticians with the experimental side of the topic and experimental biologists with the bioinformatics. The summer school will also give students a chance to present their projects and interact with the speakers.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Epigenetic regulation and chromatin architecture
  • Computational and genomic approaches to understanding gene regulation
  • Role of TFs in establishing cellular identity
  • Molecular settings of organ development
  • Heart development, function and aging
  • Cardiac iPSCs for disease modeling and drug discovery
  • The interplay between cis-regulatory elements and TFs

Confirmed Speakers

Rolf Bodmer - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla
Robert Kelly - Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille
Uwe Ohler - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Ana Pombo - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Jörn Walter - Saarland University, Saarbrücken
Silke R. Sperling - Charité Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
David Stern - HHMI, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn
Joseph Wu - School of Medicine, Stanford University

Scientific Coordinators:

Silke R. Sperling - Charité Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Sebastiaan Meijsing - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG)
Peter Arndt - MPIMG
Martin Vingron - MPIMG

Deadline for applications: 7 June 2015.

The registration fee of 550 EUR includes costs for accommodation, meals and social events. (For Berlin participants: 250 EUR). Some subsidies will be available.