General information

Genomic Regulation 2020: Focus on Cancer is intended to provide a forum to discuss recent advances in the field of regulation of transcription in cancer. We will gather scientists working in both bioinformatics and experimental biology, addressing diverse aspects of transcriptional regulation in cancer cells. This symposium will allow for fruitful scientific discussions and exchange of ideas. Sharing recent discoveries among high profile scientists will advance our understanding of the mechanisms of gene expression regulation, convey new concepts and result in novel international collaborations.

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Celine Vallot, Institut Curie, France
  • Roland Schwarz, MDC, Germany
  • Judith Zaugg, EMBL, Germany
  • Gidi (Gideon) Rechavi, Tel-Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center, Israel
  • Anthony Mathelier, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Norway
  • Reuven Agami, The Netherlands Cancer institute, The Netherlands
  • Jose Ignacio (Inaki) Martin-Subero, Institut D'investigacions Biomediques August Pi I Sunyer, Spain
  • Gunnar Ratsch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mihaela Zavolan, Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland
  • Monika Hegi, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Cathrin Brisken, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Niko Beerenwinkel, BSSE, ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland
  • David Suter, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Francois Fuks, ULB, Belgium
  • Francesca Ciccarelli, Francis Crick Institute and King's College London, UK
  • Mike Stratton, Sanger Institute, UK
  • Christina Leslie, MSKCC, USA
  • Eva Hernando-Monge, NYU Langone, USA
  • Katherine Chiappinelli, George Washington University, USA


  • Boris Lenhard, Imperial College London, UK
  • Philipp Bucher SIB & EPFL, Switzerland
  • Tammy Juven-Gershon, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Uwe Ohler, Max Delbruck Center, Germany
  • Valentina Boeva, Inserm & Institut Cochin, France; ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dates and Venue

Venue: One of the best hotels in the Swiss Alps: Hotel Nendaz.
Accomodation for participants: Nice hotels nearby: Hotel Mont-Rouge & Hotel Le Deserteur.

We plan to organize morning and evening sessions and leave the afternoon free for mountain activities: skiing, snowboarding and snowshoe hiking at this beautiful ski resort.

Dates: March 12-15, 2020.


  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Swiss Cancer League
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Swiss Cancer Research foundation
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)