Fragile Nucleosome Journal Club

The Fragile Nucleosome Journal Club is a new project of the Fragile Nucleosome community where students and postdocs interested in chromatin and gene regulation can actively discuss recent papers in concordance with peers from around the world. The format of the Fragile Nucleosome Journal Club is very different from the Fragile Nucleosome Seminars. Participants will discuss a preprint or recent paper helped by an  invited expert in the field. Unlike our seminars, the journal club will not be recorded and published to the public, allowing all participants to express their opinions freely. For this reason, we recommend any authors/members associated with the group of the corresponding author, to kindly not sign up when your paper is used for discussion 🙂

When:  Thursdays, 9am Pacific time (5pm UK, 6pm Central Europe).  The signup open from Thursday the prior week.

Organisers: Jei Diwakar, Ulduz Afshar, Sandipan Brahma, Pallabi Mustafi, Nathan Gamarra, Erin Wissink ,Apoorva Baluapuri  and Sara Villa, with help from the seminars organisers  Christine CucinottaHanneke Vlaming, Pravrutha Raman and Vlad Teif.

Proposed format:

Participants split into two groups of 4 people; a group ‘For’ the paper and a group ‘Against’ the paper. 

Using Zoom breakout rooms, we accommodate multiple cohorts to discuss the paper simultaneously (the more the merrier!)

The trainee-led discussion will last for approximately 40 mins.

The Expert joins for the last 20 min to help to put the paper in context of the field.

Note for experts:

If any experts are interested in helping with one of these journal club sessions in the future, please email jei.diwakar@helmholtz-muenchen.de (Senior Postdocs also encouraged to get in touch)

Next Journal Club:

Thursday July 9th, 2020: with Alan Underhill as an invited expert

Paper: Navarro et al. bioRxiv May 2020 ‘An embryonic stem cell-specific heterochromatin state allows core histone exchange in the absence of DNA accessibility’

Registration link here

Schedule

9

July 2020

Invited Expert: Alan Underhill

Paper:  Navarro et al., 2020, An embryonic stem cell-specific heterochromatin state allows core histone exchange in the absence of DNA accessibility

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.22.110742v2


9:00am (Pacific time)

University of Alberta, Canada

16

July 2020

Lothar Schermelleh: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

University of Oxford, UK

23

July 2020

Stefan Schoenfelder: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

Babraham Institute, UK

30

July 2020

Eva Hormanseder: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany

6

August 2020

Maria Elena Torres-Padilla: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany

13

August 2020

Serena Sanulli: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

UCSF, USA

20

August 2020

Robert Illingworth: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

University of Edinburgh, UK

27

August 2020

Tolga Emre: Paper TBC


9:00am (Pacific time)

Bogazici University, Turkey

Past Events

 

23

June 2020

Invited Expert – Boyan Bonev

Paper – ‘Detailed temporal dissection of an enhancer cluster reveals two distinct roles for individual elements’

Thomas et al. bioRxiv, May 2020 https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.06.080564

9:00am (Pacific time)

Munich, Germany 

30

June 2020

Invited Expert – Giacomo Cavalli

Paper- ‘CTCF is dispensable for immune cell transdifferentiation but facilitates an acute inflammatory response’

Stik et al. Nature Genetics June 2020

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-020-0643-0

9:00am (Pacific time)

CNRS, France