Otto Warburg Summer School

Otto Warburg International Summer School
and Research Symposium 2015

Transcription factors and their role in establishing
and maintaining cellular identity

September 6th-11th, Berlin

 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 in an interactive environment.

Lectures will bridge from text book knowledge to where current research starts, and seminars towards the end of the summer school will present current research in the field. 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

David Stern - HHMI, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn

Jörn Walter - Saarland University, Saarbrücken

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

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