Fragile Nucleosome

Fragile Nucleosome (aka #FragileNucleosome) is a new online discussion group for scientists interested in chromatin and gene regulation. It was established by the initiative of Christine Cucinotta, and is administered by Christine Cucinotta, Hanneke Vlaming, Melvin Noe Gonzalez, Pravrutha Raman, Ben Martin and yours truly. Fragile Nucleosome is active in two spaces: one is the Discord server where several hundred scientists chat informally on scientific matters. You can join the Fragile Nucleosome Discord server. Another activity of the group is the organisation of weekly virtual seminars on Zoom. Our webinars are being conducted on Wednesdays 9am Pacific time (5pm UK, 6pm Central Europe). In addition, we plan to complement these with shorter talks by junior scientists – if you are interested to give a talk please contact us. Please note that we also maintain the calendar with all webinars related to gene regulation (not limited to #FragileNucleosome) at a separate page. The schedule of #FragileNucleosome webinars is shown below. 

 

If we hit maximum capacity of the Zoom webinar we will also stream live (with 20-second delay) to our YouTube channel. If you don’t get access to the Zoom webinar (which is the preferred option) you can watch live on YouTube and ask questions at Discord

 

April 2020

1

April 2020

Hiten Madhani: Epigenetic memory over geological timescales

9:00am (Pacific time)

UCSF, USA

8

April 2020

Toshio Tsukiyama: Regulation of Quiescence through Chromatin


9:00am (Pacific time)

Fred Hutchinson Center, USA

15

April 2020

Susan Gasser: Histone turnover in response to DNA damage: part of the checkpoint response


9:00am (Pacific time)

Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland

29

April 2020

Cynthia Wolberger: Mechanisms of cross-talk between histone ubiquitination and methylation


9:00am (Pacific time)

Johns Hopkins University, USA

May 2020

6

May 2020

Karolin Luger: An Epi(genetic) Battle: Nucleosomes and the Nuclear Machinery

9:00am (Pacific time)

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

13

May 2020

Tracy Johnson: A histone tale: RNA splicing and coordinated control of gene expression


9:00am (Pacific time)

UCLA, USA

20

May 2020

Sheila Teves: Transcriptional memory and dynamics in embryonic stem cells


9:00am (Pacific time)

University of British Columbia, Canada

27

May 2020

Fred van Leeuwen: Unraveling chromatin mechanisms by DNA barcoding


9:00am (Pacific time)

Netherlands Cancer Institute

June 2020

3

June 2020

Alistair Boettiger: Visualizing genome folding and gene expression in development

9:00am (Pacific time)

Stanford University, USA

10

June 2020

Don and Ada Olins: Nuclear architectural plasticity and stability in a myeloid cell


9:00am (Pacific time)

University of New England, USA

17

June 2020

TBA


9:00am (Pacific time)

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24

June 2020

TBA


9:00am (Pacific time)

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