IJM Seminar – Daphne S. Cabianca – 08/03/2024

IJM Seminar – Daphne S. Cabianca – 08/03/2024

Invited by the Greenberg Lab, Daphne S. Cabianca (Institute of Functional Epigenetics, Helmholtz Munich)  will present an IJM seminar on the theme:

3D genome under stress: How an animal´s nutritional status shapes chromatin architecture



Outside of the lab, all organisms are constantly exposed to a changing environment, such as temperature shifts, a variable availability of nutrients and the presence of pathogens.

All these environmental agents can influence genome regulation at multiple levels via epigenetic mechanisms. Thus, deciphering how the epigenome responds to environmental perturbations is a fundamental open question, with the potential to shed light on diseases with an environmental contribution.

In our group, we aim to understand whether, and how, environmental inputs regulate chromatin organization. As a model organism, we use the roundworm C. elegans, which allows us to combine genetic manipulations, live imaging and molecular biology assays to study chromatin/environment interactions within cells of an intact animal.

In today´s talk, I will describe our work on investigating the effects of fasting on the spatial organization of the genome.

The seminar will take place on Friday, March 8th at 11.45 am in room François Jacob (Institut Jacques Monod – 15 rue Hélène Brion 75013 Paris).