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AN INTERDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK FOR CREATIVE SCIENCE

The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences – MedILS, in Split, Croatia, is envisioned as an international centre of excellence for molecular biology. It is located in a park on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Croatian Adriatic coast.  MedILS offers a unique setting for high-quality workshops and conferences, with multiple fully equipped lecture rooms and halls.


Guests are accommodated in comfortable rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, telephone, and high-speed internet. Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and coffee breaks with snacks can be organized on site.


Group sessions can also be held outside in the Institute’s park where benches, desks, and wireless Internet access are available. The location enables a number of possibilities for after-work leisure activities, including swimming at nearby beaches, running and hiking in the forests of Marjan state park, or playing basketball at the Institute’s private court. The city of Split with its picturesque old town offers plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops for social activities and can be reached in 20 minutes by foot, or in five minutes by bus or car.

 

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EMBO Workshop "Epigenome inheritance and reprogramming in health and disease"

Over the past decades, we have seen growing evidence that environmental influences such as diet, stress, or trauma, can induce changes in individuals that are inherited by their children and grandchildren, independently of changes in the DNA sequence. This type of inheritance is often referred to as epigenetic inheritance, however, the biological mechanisms behind this phenomenon remain poorly understood. The proposed workshop will bring together experts in the field of epigenetics to discuss how the epigenome is inherited on the cellular, organismal, and population level in diverse biological contexts. Moreover, the workshop will explore how different biological systems achieve the correct balance between epigenome inheritance and reprogramming, and what sort of ramifications this has for developmental processes, disease etiology, adaptation, and evolution. Numerous recent findings in this rapidly developing field have been fueled by the advent of genomics technologies, which offer ever-increasing resolution and precision for epigenome quantification. Our meeting will thus provide a unique opportunity to discuss how these recent advances have reshaped the field and what challenges we might expect as we move forward to unravel how epigenetics participates in fundamental biological processes.

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Irena Rajić
Secretary

tel: +385(0)21555600
fax: +385(0)21555605
e-mail: irena.rajic@medils.hr


Jelena Ružić
Acting Director

tel: +385(0)21555600 (616)
fax: +385(0)21555605
e-mail: jelena.ruzic@medils.hr

 

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