A paper in Epigenetics reports on current trends in plant chromatin research

The main European research groups in this area of biology gathered in the CBGP during the 3er European Workshop on Plant Chromatin (EWPC). The organizers publish now a report on the main topics discussed during the meeting


The third European Workshop on Plant Chromatin (EWPC) took place between the 29th and 30th of August, 2013 at the CBGP. Ninety three scientists from fourteen different European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom) and Israel, representing leading laboratories in plant chromatin research gathered in this workshop to discuss latest advances in this growing area of research. Thirty two selected seminars and two conferences by invited speakers were included in the program of the workshop.


A number of different topics on plant chromatin were presented during the meeting, including new factors mediating Polycomb Group protein function in plants, chromatin-mediated reprogramming in plant developmental transitions, the role of histone variants, and newly identified chromatin remodeling factors. The function of interactions between chromatin and transcription factors in the modulation of gene expression, the role of chromatin dynamics in the control of nuclear processes and the influence of environmental factors on chromatin organization were also reported.


A report published in Epigenetics highlights some of the new insights emerging in this growing area of research, presented at the 3rd EWPC