Events: Keystone Symposia: Developmental Origins and Epigenesis in Human Health and DiseaseMon, 26 Apr 2010
Organized by Judith Swain of Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences,
Peter D. Gluckman of the University of Auckland,
Michael Meaney of McGill University and
Anne Ferguson-Smith of the University of Cambridge,
the conference will feature a keynote address by Adrian P. Bird of the University of Edinburgh on the evening of Monday, April 26, followed by three days of informative plenaries, short talks and poster sessions.
Developmental plasticity results from the interplay of fetal environment and genetic factors. There is considerable data to indicate that these interactions play an important role in the susceptibility of the individual to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity and to the cognitive capacity of that individual. Evidence suggests that gene/environment interactions may result in epigenetic changes that not only indicate susceptibility to chronic disease, but may play a causative role in the processes. The specific nature of the signaling pathways that dictate these susceptibilities and capacities is not known. This symposium is designed to explore experimental models of development, to understand the role of epigenetics in regulating important signaling pathways and to examine the relationship of the fetal environment to normal development and the susceptibility to chronic disease.
The meeting is organized in collaboration with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
Early Registration Deadline – 26 February, 2010
For more information including the full meeting program, please visit http://www.keystonesymposia.org/10D1.
For a meeting flyer, visit http://keystonesymposia.org/media/pdfs/2010_D1_Flyer.pdf.