Chuan He(Director, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago,HHMI, US)
Dr. He's research program spans a broad range of chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry and biology, epigenetics, cell biology, bioinorganic chemistry, structural biology, microbiology, and genomics. They discovered the first RNA demethylase and continue to explore gene expression regulation mediated by dynamic and reversible RNA modifications. They developed enabling tools to map DNA 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and its oxidation derivatives in mammalian genomes and continue to study DNA 5-methylcytosine (5mC) oxidation and demethylation in biological regulation. The lab also revealed the presence of DNA 6-methyladenosine (6mA) in eukaryotic genomes and continue to investigate functional roles played by this new DNA mark in eukaryotes. Currently the lab studies virulence and antibiotic resistance regulation in human pathogens as well as metal ion homeostasis and selective metal ion recognition by naturally occurring and engineered proteins.
Tony Kouzarides (University of Cambridge, UK) RNA epigenetics: regulatory pathways and roles in cancer
Pedro Batista(National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research, US) RNA modifications and cell identity: the importance of forgetting the past to embrace the future
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