Seminar Colour Guide:              
EMBL - Sapienza Lecture
Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:00Add to calendarChromatin topology and its function in the regulation of gene expression: a view from 3DEileen Furlong, EMBL , Genome Biology Unit, Heidelberg, GermanyHost: Cornelius Gross / Irene BozzoniSapienza Università di Roma - Aula Odeion - Museo dell'Arte Classica - P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - Roma, EMBL Rome
External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTBCKristina Havas Cavalletti, IFOM, Milan, ItalyHost: Phil Avner / Matthieu BoulardCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
Career Day
Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedEmmy Tsang, eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, Cambridge, UK, United KingdomHost: Santiago RompaniCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
Career Day
Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedKonstantina Rowald, Biosova, Heroldsberg, Germany, GermanyHost: Santiago RompaniCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
Career Day
Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedLina Vasiliauskaite , STORM Therapeutics Ltd, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, UK, United KingdomHost: Santiago RompaniCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 11:00Add to calendarEpi-Evo: insight into epigenetic mechanisms through evolutionary analysesPeter Sarkies, MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences , London, UK, United KingdomHost: Jamie HackettCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
Abstract: Epigenetic gene regulation is fundamental for development of multicellular organisms, hence the deep conservation of many of the molecular pathways involved. However, despite their ancient origin, many epigenetic pathways evolve surprisingly rapidly, including repeated losses in many independent metazoan lineages. Interestingly, similar diversification of epigenetic mechanisms occurs in cancer. We are interested in understanding how epigenetic mechanisms evolve across species and identifying the factors that drive repeated loss of epigenetic gene regulatory pathways. Focusing on our recent work studying the evolution of DNA methylation across eukaryotes I will demonstrate how this approach allows us to obtain new insights into why epigenetic mechanisms are perturbed in cancer cell evolution.
External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedAlexandra Pacureanu, 1ESRF, The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, FranceHost: Cornelius GrossCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
External Faculty Speaker
Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedGiandomenico Ianetti, IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Roma, ItalyHost: Cornelius GrossCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
EMBL - Sapienza Lecture
Friday, 31 January 2020, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedOliver Rando, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MASS, USA, USAHost: Matthieu Boulard / Irene BozzoniSapienza Università di Roma - Aula Odeion - Museo dell'Arte Classica - P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - Roma, EMBL Rome
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:00Add to calendarTo be announcedAlexander Borst, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany, GermanyHost: Hiroki AsariCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:00Add to calendarTo be announcedDirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland, SwitzerlandHost: Mathieu BoulardCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
EMBL - Sapienza Lecture
Friday, 24 April 2020, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedClaire Wyart, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere CHU, Paris, France, , FranceHost: Cornelius GrossSapienza Università di Roma - Aula Odeion - Museo dell'Arte Classica - P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - Roma, EMBL Rome
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:00Add to calendarWhat Art can tell us about the BrainMargaret Livingstone, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, , USAHost: Santiago Rompani CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
Abstract: Artists have been doing experiments on vision longer than neurobiologists. Some major works of art have provided insights as to how we see; some of these insights are so fundamental that they can be understood in terms of the underlying neurobiology. For example, artists have long realized that color and luminance can play independent roles in visual perception. Picasso said, "Colors are only symbols. Reality is to be found in luminance alone." This observation has a parallel in the functional subdivision of our visual systems, where color and luminance are processed by the evolutionarily newer, primate-specific What system, and the older, colorblind, Where (or How) system. Many techniques developed over the centuries by artists can be understood in terms of the parallel organization of our visual systems. I will explore how the segregation of color and luminance processing are the basis for why some Impressionist paintings seem to shimmer, why some op art paintings seem to move, some principles of Matisse's use of color, and how the Impressionists painted "air". Central and peripheral vision are distinct, and I will show how the differences in resolution across our visual field make the Mona Lisa's smile elusive, and produce a dynamic illusion in Pointillist paintings, Chuck Close paintings, and photomosaics. I will explore how artists have figured out important features about how our brains extract relevant information about faces and objects, and I will discuss why learning disabilities may be associated with artistic talent.
EMBL - Sapienza Lecture
Friday, 29 May 2020, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedJernej Ule , Crick Institute, London, UK, United KingdomHost: Matthieu Boulard / Irene BozzoniSapienza Università di Roma - Aula Odeion - Museo dell'Arte Classica - P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - Roma, EMBL Rome
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 18 September 2020, 10:00Add to calendarDNA methylation in development and disease.Alexander Meissner, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, GermanyHost: Jamie HackettCNR Seminar Room, EMBL Rome
EMBL - Sapienza Lecture
Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedTracy L. Bale, Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USAHost: Cornelius Gross / Andrea MeleSapienza Università di Roma - Aula Odeion - Museo dell'Arte Classica - P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - Roma, EMBL Rome