Location & dates Online 30 - 31 Mar 2020
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed
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Coronavirus information for participants

The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.


We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.


Registration is open for onsite courses and conferences starting after 1 July and for the virtual events. All registration fees for any events which don’t take place due to the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.


More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.

In an effort to prioritise our participants’ health while still promoting scientific exchange, we are hosting this event as a virtual meeting. This includes live streamed oral presentations from invited speakers, digital poster sessions and online group discussions.

Symposium Overview

We will discuss the principles that govern the three-dimensional folding of the genome in chromosomes and inside the nucleus. Our understanding of how this organisation controls genome function and how it changes over time, both in the context of the cell cycle and in the course of normal development is incomplete. Currently, the study of the spatial organisation of the genome is being revolutionised by new genomics and microscopy techniques. The computational analysis and modelling of such data are delivering new insights into genome structure and function.

This symposium will bring together latest advances in the fields of genomics, microscopy and modelling to foster their integration towards a comprehensive spatial and temporal understanding of the functional four-dimensional organisation of the eukaryotic genome.

Session Topics

  • Methods to measure and model chromosomes
  • Chromosome compartments
  • Chromatin and X chromosomes
  • Gene regulation
  • New ways to image chromosomes
  • Chromosome folding during interphase and mitosis
  • Recombining chromosomes
  • Chromosome architecture during development