In order to maximize the interdisciplinary exchanges, the school will be organized as follows:

  1. Plenary Lectures: Morning sessions (9h-12h30) with 2 successive lectures of 1h30 (plenary sessions) where the main theoretical, methodological/computational and experimental developments of the domain as well as their application will be introduced in details by the lecturers.
  2. Discussions: Afternoon (14h-17h) will be free to promote interactions and informal discussions between students and lecturers/instructors.
  3. Hands-on sessions: The end of the afternoon (17h-19h00) will be devoted to practical numerical works on computers (2h), in 2 parallel sessions; these practical works will focus on the specific knowledges introduced in the morning lectures and their computational application (2 focused on the “Modeling and physics of polymers/chromosomes” and 2 focused on “Bioinformatics and data analysis”).
  4. Poster sessions: Evening (20h30-22h) will be dedicated to poster sessions and short talks. 


Plenary Lectures:

Keynote Lecture: 

  • Marcelo Nollmann (CBS, Montpellier, France)

Experimental approaches for genome organization and dynamics:

  • Melike Lakadamyali (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • JuanMa Vaquerizas (MPI for Molecular Biomedecine, Germany)

Bioinformatics and biostatistics for 3D genomics:

  • Vera Pancaldi (CRCT, Toulouse, France)
  • Julien Mozziconacci (MNHN, Paris, France)

Biophysical concepts for quantitative modeling of genome folding:

  • John Marko (Northwestern University, USA)

Afternoon hands-on sessions: 

Analysis of Hi-C data: 

  • Noam Kaplan (Technion University, Israel)

Reconstruction of chromosome structures from genomic data: 

  • Dariusz Plewczynski (University of Varsovia, Poland)

Polymer simulations of chromosomes:

  • Angelo Rosa (SISSA, Italy)
  • Daniel Jost (LBMC, Lyon, France)


A detailed program will be available on March 1st 2020.

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