Final ZENCODE-ITN Meeting, 28th Oct – 31st Oct 2018, Cape Sounio, Greece

The final ZENCODE-ITN Meeting took place in Cape Sounio, Greece on October 28th 2018. The topic was Developmental and medical genomics with animal models.

It was a three-day event that featured talks from 11 invited speakers, the PIs inside the ZENCODE-ITN, as well as ESR talks and poster session (see the program).

A keynote address was delivered by Monte Westerfield of University of Oregon on genetic models of Usher Syndrome using Zebrafish.

There was a good mix of talks from zebrafish transcriptional regulation to post-transcriptional regulation to canine models of diseases.

The last day of the conference ended with a social trip to the Temple of Poseidon, built circa 440 B.C.

Perched 60 m above the Aegean Sea, the Best Student Presentation Award was given to Benjamín Hernández-Rodríguez and Best Poster Award to Dunja Vucenovic.

Gene-Regulatory Systems in Development 27th-29th March 2017, Carmona, Spain

Our jointly organised conference with fellow ITN project DevCom proved a great success. Set in the beautiful town of Carmona, just outside Seville in Spain. It created a beautiful backdrop for an interesting and fruitful conference that all our students were able to attend and take part in the poster session. Invaluable time was spent networking with prominent invited speakers and a session with the editor of Nat Genet was another highlight for our group.