Workshop M2

Parent Category: Master studies Published: Thursday, 04 October 2018


Workshop on Epigenetics

BioHealth Master: speciality "Genetics, Epigenetics and Cell fate regulation"


Since 2015, EpiGenMed organizes an annual interactive six-day training workshop on Epigenetics for Master 2 students. The workshop, conducted every year by Giacomo Cavalli and Reini Fernandez de Luco, is fully recognized as integral in the BioHealth Master at Montpellier University. The Epigenetics workshop has been held in English since inception and it gained the highest reputation among students, who have the chance to meet top-level national and international researchers in a highly interactive, informal and inspiring setting. During one week, national and international high-profile researchers give public seminars, interact and discuss with students and explore career paths with Master, EpiGenMed PhD students and postdocs. One day is also dedicated to an extended interview of a science society leader (entrepreneur, publisher, policy maker, journalist, philosopher…) by the students to broaden their professional perspectives.


The workshop is organized in a full-immersion, 7 hours per day format. Each day revolves around a different subject, each subject being connected to the others. Each theme is centred around an invited guest scientist who is known for his/her cutting-edge research in his/her field. Students are provided with two articles published by the scientist. In the morning, these articles are discussed in the presence of a Montpellier researcher from the same field. A small group of students presents the results of these articles and the others will comment on them (they will hold a "referee" function). The morning activities are followed by a meal between the guest of the day and the students who will have exposed the article. In the afternoon, the guest speaker gives a scientific seminar open to any researcher from Montpellier. The day is concluded by a one-hour discussion between the scientist and the students.




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The Workshop since 2015

Former editions:



Ana POMBO - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine - Germany

Luciano Di Croce - Centre for Genome Regulation - Spain

Karla M Neugebauer - Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine - USA

Nikolay Tsanov - Scientific Editor Molecular Cell

Jean-Christophe Andrau - Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier - France




The workshop goes online!

  Salvador AZNAR-BENITAH - Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona - Spain

  Maite HUARTE - Universidad de Navarra - Spain

  Jérôme MOREAUX - Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier - France

  Alvaro RADAS-IGLESIAS - Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria - Spain

  Céline VALLOT - Institut Curie, Paris - France



Asifa AKHTAR - Max Planck Insitute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg - Germany

Jérôme DEJARDIN - Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier - France

Marcelo NOLLMANN - Centre of Structural Biochemistry, Montpellier - France

Lourdes PRIETO - Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Madrid - Spain

Juan Manuel VAQUERIZAS - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedecine, Münster - Germany


Wendy BICKMORE - MRC Centre for reproductive health university of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Sabine GUTH - Novartis, Basel - Switzerland

Edith HEARD - Institut Curie, Paris - France

Marta RADMAN-LIVAJA - Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier, Montpellier - France

Jean-Yves ROIGNANT - Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz - Germany


Deborah BOURCH'IS - Institut Curie, Paris - France

Peter FRASER - Department of Biological Sciences Florida State University, Miami - USA

Gérard MATHIS - CisBio, Codolet - France

Pablo NAVARRO - Institut Pasteur, Paris - France

Oded RECHAVI - Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and Sagol School Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv - Israel

Workshop Epigenetics 2016

Frédéric BERGER - Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna - Austria

Mounia LAGHA - Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier, Montpellier - France

Michel MORANGE - Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris - France

Maria-Elena TORRES-PADILLA - Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells, Munich - Germany


Susan GASSER - Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel - Switzerland

Antonin MORILLON - Institut Curie, Paris - France

Bernd PULVERER - EMBO Press, Heidelberg - Germany

Claire ROUGEULLE - University Paris Diderot, Paris - France

Amos TANAY - Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot - Israel

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