Lecture Series Cancer Research - "Epigenetics and epigenomics in health and diseases" - Prof François Fuks
24/05/2018 11:00 to 24/05/2018 14:00 (Europe/Luxembourg)
Prof François FUKS is Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics
& ULB-Cancer Research Center (U-CRC), Brussels, Belgium.
Since chemical modifications of DNA or histones are reversible processes, there is potentially a huge benefit in modulating such modifications for the treatment of human cancers using pharmacological drugs. To achieve such anti-cancer therapy, it is essential to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic and epigenomic perturbations in tumours. We will present our recent efforts, using our epigenomic plateform EPICS (www.epics.ulb.be), to better understand and map epigenetic alterations in cancers, including DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation. We will also discuss about our very recent work on an emerging realm of biological regulation, termed RNA epigenetics. We will present our ongoing attempts to decipher the roles of a novel RNA modification: RNA hydroxymethylation.
11.00 - 12.00: LECTURE
12.30 - 14.00: 'meet & eat'
LIH, BAM, Mc Clintock room
Registration required for the 'Meet & Eat' - send us an email
About the Lecture & Workshop series - cancer research
The LIH lecture and workshops series in Cancer Research, supported by the FNR and jointly organized with the University of Luxembourg, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Cancer Research. Please find here he full programme for 2017-2018.
This lecture will be followed by a workshop especially dedicated to early-stage researchers.
Attendance to the lecture and workshop are free of charge. Should you be interested in registering for the workshop, please feel free to do so by sending us an email.