Activities

Throughout the duration of the EpiTrain ITN, the EpiTrain Fellows have attended a number of training courses and workshops as well as having the opportunity to present their work at a number of conferences and meetings. Below is a list of the conferences attended and presentations that the EpiTrain Fellows have made as part of their Fellowships with the EpiTrain ITN:

7th to 10th November 2013
Epigenomics of Common Diseases, Cambridge UK
Leonie Roos (ESR 2) – Poster “A blood DNA methylation biomarker study for cancer using identical twins”

6th to 10th April 2014
Keystone Symposium: Epigenetic Programming and Inheritance, Boston, USA
Richa Gupta (ESR 5) – Poster “Allele-specific methylation across brain and blood”

30th May 2014
Quantitative Genomics 2014, London, UK
Richa Gupta (ESR 5) – Oral Presentation “Allele-specific methylation across brain and blood”

6th July 2014
64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, Physiology or Medicine, Lindau, Germany
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Poster (as Marie Curie Selected Researcher) “eForge: a tool for identifying tissue-specific signal in epigenetic data”

12th to 16th October 2014
World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Oral Presentation “Allele-specific methylation across brain and blood”

27th October 2014
Environmental Epigenetics – ChIP sequencing technology, Helsinki, Finland
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Invited Lecturer

28th to 31st October 2014
Epigenomics of Common Diseases, Cambridge, UK
Juan Edgar Castillo Fernadez (ESR 1) – Poster “The effect of in vitro fertilisation on epigenetic profiles”;
Leonie Roos (ESR 2) – Poster “EWAS in healthy human skin tissue in relation to total body neavus counts”;
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Poster “Association between pro-inflammatory cytokines and smoking status” and Poster “Epigenomic approach to unravel the weight loss associated markers from a 12 month intervention study” ;
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Oral Presentation “eForge: a tool for identifying tissue-specific signal in epigenetic data”;
Richa Gupta (ESR 5) – Poster – “Allele-specific methylation across brain and blood”;

16th to 19th November 2014
Epitrain workshop and conference: Precongress course in epigenetics and 15th Congress of the International Society of Twin Studies, Budapest, Hungary
Juan Edgar Castillo Fernandez (ESR 1) – Poster “Characterizing DNA Methylation Heritability Across the Genome”;
Lenoie Roos (ESR 2) – Oral Presentation “A blood DNA methylation biomarker study for cancer using identical twins”;
Sara Marzi (ESR 3) – Oral Presentation “Epigenomic approach to unravel the weight loss associated markers from a 12 month intervention study” and Oral Presentation “Allele-specific methylation across brain and blood;
Rute Marisa Abrantes Loureiro (ESR 8) – Oral Presentation “Cells abnormal growth and DNA damage bypass under epigenetic control?”;
Mario Lucariello (ESR 9 ) – Poster “Presentation of my projects” and Teodroa Ribarska (ER5) – poster “Mastering ChIP-Seq”

19th to 21st November 2014
Danube epigenetic conference, Budapest, Hungary
Teodroa Ribarska (ER6) – Poster “Mastering ChIP-Seq”

15th January 2015
NIASC (The Nordic Information for Action eScience Center) meeting, Helsinki, Finland
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Poster “Epigenomic approach to unravel the weight loss associated markers from a 12 month intervention study”

15th to 16th January 2015
Mining Data in Complex Disease Genetics by NIASC (The Nordic Information for Action eScience Center), Helsinki, Finland
Sarah Marzi (ESR3) – Poster “Association between pro-inflammatory cytokines and smoking status”

14th to 16th May 2015
6th International Workshop on Genomic Epidemiology,  London, UK
Juan Edgar Castillo Fernandez (ESR 1) – Oral Presentation “Effects of in vitro fertilization on DNA methylation profiles”

29th May 2015
Quantitative Genomics 2015, London, UK
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Oral Presentation “eForge: a tool for identifying tissue-specific signal in epigenetic data” and Richa Gupta (ESR 5) – Oral Presentation “Severe psychosocial deprivation in early childhood is associated with hypermethylation across a region of the CYP2E1 gene”

10th to 14th July 2015
ISMB/ECCB 23rd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the 14th European Conference on Computational Biology, Dublin, Ireland
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Poster “eForge: a tool for identifying tissue-specific signal in epigenetic data” and F1000 Prize Talk: “eForge: a tool for identifying tissue-specific signal in epigenetic data”

6th to 10th October 2015
American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Baltimore US
Leonie Roos (ESR 2) – Poster “Epigenome-wide association analyses of healthy human skin and blood DNA methylation profiles in relation to total body neavus count

7th October 2015
2nd Bioinformatics Student Symposium, International Society for Computational Biology UK Regional Student Group, TGAC, Norwich UK
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Oral Presentation “eForge: a tool for identifying cell type-specific signal in epigenetic data”

16th to 20th October 2015
World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics 2015, Toronto, Canada
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Poster “Severe psychosocial deprivation in early childhood is associated with hypermethylation across a region of the CYP2E1 gene”

30th Oct to 1st Nov 2015
4th European Congress on Rett Syndrome, Rome, Italy
Mario Lucariello (ESR 9) – Oral Presentation “Analysis of a cohort of Rett-like families using Exome sequencing”

6th to 9th November 2015
Epigenomics of Common Diseases,Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
Juan Edgar Castillo Fernandez (ESR 1) – Poster “Association of DNA methylation with age at menarche and menopause “;
Leonie Roos (ESR 2) – Poster “Multi-omic analyses of total body neavus count in skin tissue”; Sara Marzi (ESR 3) – Oral Presentation “Genetics and epigenetics of a nicotine metabolism biomarker” and Poster “Integrated Transcriptomic and Epigenomic Analysis of Adipose Tissue to unravel the weight loss associated markers”;
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Poster “Bioinformatics prioritisation and 4C-seq analysis of regions associated with neurological disorders”;
Sailalitha Bollepalli (ESR 6) – Poster – “Severe psychosocial deprivation in early childhood is associated with hypermethylation across a region of the CYP2E1 gene” and Rute Marisa Abrantes Loureiro (ESR 8) – Poster “Epigenetic Mechanisms on the starting point of DNA replication”

15th December 2015
Epigenomics: new marks, new horizons, London, UK
Sailalitha Bollepalli (ESR 6) – Invited lecture “Profiling H3K27ac using ChIP-seq in post-mortem human brain tissue: identifying links with Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology”

6th June 2016
Quantitative Genomics 2016, London, UK
Richa Gupta (ESR 3) – Oral Presentation “Neuregulin signaling pathway in smoking”

7th to 9th September 2016
BLUEPRINT – IHEC consortium meeting 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Oral Presentation “eForge: a tool for identifying cell type-specific signal in epigenomic data”

8th to 10th September 2016
SRNT meeting,  Prague, Czech Republic
Richa Gupta (ESR 5) – Oral Presentation “Neuregulin signaling pathway in smoking”

18th to 22nd October 2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016, Vancover, Canada
Sailalitha Bollepalli (ESR 6) – Poster – “A genome-wide study of H3K27ac identifies molecular signatures of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology”

1st to 4th November 2016
Epigenomics of Common Disease Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
Juan Edgar Castillo Fernandez (ESR 1) – Poster “Genetic impacts on DNA methylation profiles in whole blood with integrative gene expression follow up”;
Sailalitha Bollepalli (ESR 6) – Poster “A genome-wide study of H3K27ac identifies molecular signatures of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology” and Bentolhoda Fereydouni (ER 5) – Poster “Role of neuregulin signaling pathway in smoking behavior”

1st December 2016
Environmental Epigenetics – ChIP sequencing technology and analyses, Helsinki, Finland
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Invited Lecturer

16th January 2017
EpiTrain Final Meeting, London UK
Juan Edgar Casrillo-Fernandez (ESR1 ) – Oral Presentation “Genetic and environmental influences on DNA methylation”;
Sarah Marzi (ESR 3) – Oral Presentation “An integrated genetic-epigenetic approach to neurodegenerative/neuropsychiatric disease”;
Charles Breeze (ESR 4) – Oral Presentation “The impact of sequence variation on epigenetic states in health and disease”;
Richa Gupta (ESR 5) –  Oral Presentation “Identifying individual and joint effects of genetic and epigenetic alterations in smoking behavior”;
Sailalitha Bollepalli (ESR 6) – Oral Presentation “Profiling Epigenetic Modifications in Obesity”;
Ivan Imaz Rosshandler (ER2) – Oral Presentation “Predicting DNA Methylation levels”; Bentolhoda Fereydouni (ER 5) – Oral Presentation “Method development for DNA methylation on a single cell level”