Annual Lifespan Conference


Epigenome Across the Lifespan is a full-day conference bringing together basic and clinical researchers, health professionals, and trainees to examine the development, influence, and trajectory of biological processes across the lifespan.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh, and Magee-Womens Research Institute. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Registration is required, deadline is April 24. Scroll down to view speaker bios and a tentative itinerary.

Friday, May 3

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University of Pittsburgh 

University Club


 

For questions, please contact Denise Smalley at smalleyd@pitt.edu.


Tentative Conference Itinerary

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8 45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Impact of Assisted Reproduction on Genomic Imprinting in Oocytes and Preimplantation Embryos - Mellissa RW Mann, PhD 
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Age: New Markers of Exposure and Response to Interventions in Humans and Mice - Bernardo Lemos, PhD
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. The Piwi-piRNA Pathway: a New Paradigm of Gene Regulation - Haifan Lin, PhD
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Profiling of Pluripotency Factors in Single Cells and Early Embryos - Sarah Hainer, PhD
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. REAL Recipients Spotlights and Panel Discussion
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Regulatory Genetic Variants and Human Diseases - Marcelo Nóbrega, MD, PhD
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. The Genetic and Epigenetic Quirks of a Classic Imprinted Domain for Endocrine, Metabolic, and Neuronal Phenotypes (Prader-Willi/Angelman/autism) - Robert Nicholls, D.Phil.
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Mechanisms of Lifespan Control - Vadim Gladyshev, PhD 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Epigenomics of Patient Outcomes after Neurological Injury - Yvette Conley, PhD, FAAN
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, Concluding Remarks, and CME Adjournment

 

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception immediately following the presentations.

Keynote Speakers

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Yvette P. Conley, PhD, FAAN
University of Pittsburgh

Epigenomics of Patient Outcomes after Neurological Injury

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Bernardo Lemos, PhD
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Age: New Markers of Exposure and Response to Interventions in Humans and Mice.

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Robert D. Nicholls, D.Phil.
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh

The Genetic and Epigenetic Quirks of a Classic Imprinted Domain for Endocrine, Metabolic, and Neuronal Phenotypes (Prader-Willi/Angelman/autism)

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Vadim Gladyshev, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School

Mechanisms of Lifespan Control

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Haifan Lin, PhD
ShanghaiTech University

The Piwi-piRNA Pathway: a New Paradigm of Gene Regulation

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Marcelo A. Nóbrega MD, PhD
University of Chicago

Regulatory Genetic Variants and Human Diseases

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Sarah Hainer, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Profiling of Pluripotency Factors in Single Cells and Early Embryos

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Mellissa RW Mann, PhD
Magee-Womens Research Institute, and University of Pittsburgh

Impact of Assisted Reproduction on Genomic Imprinting in Oocytes and Preimplantation Embryos

Previous Conferences


A Day in the Lifespan

This conference was held in the spring of 2018 and the topic centered on biomedical science across the lifespan with emphasis on aging and the developmental origin of health and disease.

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