Epigenetics and Cellular Memory

4 June 2021

Symposium organized by Edith Heard, Chair Epigenetics and Cellular Memory, June 14, 2021 from 9 h to 17 h,  Amphithéâtre Maurice Halbwachs.

Colloque Heard Juin 2021

Neonatal wound healing zoomed © Fiona Watt

This year’s symposium organised by PrEdith Heard, Chair of Epigenetics and Cellular Memory, will focus on how dividing and non-dividing cells maintain their identities and their functions, yet can respond and change appropriately when needed. The main focus will be on adult stem cells. Exciting new advances thanks to the single-cell and lineage tracing technological revolutions now available, have given insights into how rare stem cells, within their niches, deal with different lifetime events, including inflammation, infection and ageing, that can lead to disease. Questions that the prestigious list of speakers will cover include how stem cells permit tissue homeostasis and preserve function, how they renew and erase memory of environmental events within their niche, or in some cases how and why they retain memory of past events.