The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)


EPS (Post) Graduate Course: ‘Transcription factors and transcriptional regulation’2018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

(Post) Graduate Course: ‘Transcription factors and transcriptional regulation’

Date:           December, 11 -13 , 2023
Location:      Wageningen Campus, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Language:     English
Group size:   maximum of 40 participants
Credits:          1.0 ECTS
Registration: open

Keywords:   Transcription factors and regulatory sequences , gene regulation, gene regulatory networks, chromatin remodelling, epigenetic regulation, technology.

Organizers:  Gerco Angenent (Wageningen University) and Maike Stam (University of Amsterdam)

Contact:     Juliane Teapal

Gene regulation is an essential process in all organisms. Transcription of genes is tightly controlled in a temporal and spatial manner and responds to internal and external signals, such as developmental cues, temperature or pathogen attack. Eukaryotes have evolved numerous mechanisms to activate or suppress gene expression, among others by the action of specific transcription factors (TF), chromatin remodelling, histone modifications, DNA methylation, histone variants, alternative splicing, and long and small non-coding RNAs. In this EPS course, an attractive program is provided in which experts in the field will highlight and discuss different aspects of gene regulation, focussing on gene expression in plants.

In addition to lectures by experts, there will be ample opportunity for discussions during poster viewing sessions and in a literature discussion session. Furthermore, in a short computer workshop you will learn how to analyse and find TF binding sites and other regulatory sequences using ChIP-seq and other NGS data. Topics that will be addressed are as follows (preliminary schedule): Day 1: Introduction on transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, related technologies, building Gene Regulatory Networks and usage of websites for the analysis of TFs and binding sites. Day 2: Epigenetic regulation (DNA methylation, chromatin conformation and modifications). Day 3: A number of interesting lectures about plant TFs and transcriptional regulation.

The course is especially attractive for Ph.D. students, but the program will also be of interest for post-docs and senior scientists who are working in the field of gene regulation or are using related technologies.

Monday, December 11, 2023 through December 13
Registration opens soon
Wageningen Campus
Bronland 1, Wageningen