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Chromatin Club Bay Area

Chromatin Club Bay Area

The Chromatin Club Bay Area was founded to foster a scientific community between Stanford, Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Davis. We organize monthly online seminars during which three scientists from our institutions present their work, and in person meetings each quarter to facilitate networking between researchers.

The scientific focus of the Chromatin Club Bay Area is broad and aims at bridging basic and translational epigenetic research.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

Upcoming Event Details

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Invited Speakers:

  • Livia Ulicna - Van Rechem lab, Stanford University
    Chromatin remodelers lost in translation
  • Antonio Gomez - LaSalle lab, UC Davis
    Placental methylome reveals a lncRNA-derived micropeptide associated with autism and chromatin
  • Ali Palla - Fujimori lab, UC San Francisco
    Understanding Histone Demethylase KDM5A Beyond the Histone H3 Tail

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Previous Event Details

Date: April 28, 2022

Time: 12:00 a.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Invited Speakers:

  • Djem Kissiov, Ph.D. - Raulet lab, UC Berkeley
    Binary Outcomes of Enhancer Action Underlie Mitotically Stable Random Monoallelic Expression
  • Sujin Lee, Ph.D. - Madhani lab, UC San Francisco
    Intrinsic Mesoscale Properties of a Polycomb Protein Underpin Heterochromatin Fidelity
  • Amit Behera - Brooks lab, UC Santa Cruz
    Splicing Factor Mutation U2AF1 S34F Alters Chromatin State


Date: March 17th, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. (PT) – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Keynote Speaker: Alistair Boettiger, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Developmental Biology, Stanford University
Rethinking Polycomb Repression

Additional Speakers:

  • Nicholas Altemose, D.Phil, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Researcher, Karpen lab, UC Berkeley
    Mapping Protein-DNA Interactions on Long, Single Chromatin Fibers
  • Ryan Boileau, Graduate Researcher, Blelloch lab, UC San Francisco
    Decoupling of Transcriptional Activation from Enhancer Chromatin Dynamics During the Naïve to Formative Pluripotent Transition

Organizing Committee:

  • Stanford: Capucine Van Rechem, Ashby Morrison, Serena Sanulli
  • UC Berkeley: Gary Karpen, James Nuñez
  • UCSF: Abby Buchwalter, Bassem Al-Sady
  • UCSC: Karen Miga, Hinrich Boeger, Amit Behera
  • UC Davis: Janine LaSalle, Paul Knoepfler