2019 Suddath Symposium, "Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to Tree of Life"

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"Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to Tree of Life"

Epigenetics studies the interactions of genomic DNA with its environment that regulates gene expression. Tremendous progress has been made in current research of epigenetics in various cellular processes, diseases, as well as in behavior and sociality across the tree of life. 

The 2019 Suddath Symposium showcases the depth and diversity of epigenetics research.   Central and emerging topics of epigenetics, from mechanisms in normal and diseases states to evolution and behavior, will be covered. The symposium is intended to spark discussion of concepts that span diverse systems and to inspire future leaders in epigenetics.

The Suddath Symposium is held annually to celebrate the life and contribution of F.L. "Bud" Suddath by discussing the latest developments in the fields of bioengineering and bioscience. The speakers include leading researchers across the world. This successful symposium has been taking place for 27 years! Each year the symposium topic changes.

Symposium Chairs: Yuhong Fan, Ph.D., and Soojin Yi, Ph.D.

Victor Corces, Ph.D. - Emory University
Sharon Dent, Ph.D. - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Yuhong Fan, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
Brendan Hunt, Ph.D. - University of Georgia
William Kelly, Ph.D. - Emory University
Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D. - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Paula Vertino, Ph.D. - Emory University / University of Rochester
Hengbin Wang, Ph.D. - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jerry Workman, Ph.D. - Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Soojin Yi, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
Yi Zhang, Ph.D. - Harvard Medical School / Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Early registration $25 through Friday, January 11, 2019 - all attendees
Regular registration $35 beginning Saturday, January 12, 2019 - all attendees

For complete symposium info and registration, visit: Suddath Symposium website

The 2019 Suddath Symposium is supported by the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.

The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, an internationally recognized hub of multidisciplinary research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, brings engineers, scientists, and clinicians together to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. With 19 research centers, more than 180 faculty members, and $24 million in state-of-the-art facilities, the Petit Institute is translating scientific discoveries into game-changing solutions to solve real-world problems.


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