General information

Genomic Regulation 2021: 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
  • Vassili Soumelis, Inserm, Saint-Louis Hospital, France
  • Roland Schwarz, MDC, Germany
  • Judith Zaugg, EMBL, Germany
  • 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
  • Mihaela Zavolan, Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland
  • Monika Hegi, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Cathrin Brisken, EPFL, Switzerland
  • David Suter, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Francois Fuks, ULB, Belgium
  • Francesca Ciccarelli, Francis Crick Institute and King's College London, 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: Online.
Dates: February 8-10, 2021. 2pm-10pm, Central European Time.


Registration fee: 50 CHF
Registration link:
IMPORTANT: During the registration, please provide in the Comments tab the information as to whether you have submitted a poster abstract and attach the abstract title.


  • 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)
  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)