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The H Foundation Basic Science Symposium - Epigenetics and Cancer

Thursday, September 17

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Northwestern Law
375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Thorne Auditorium
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The Lurie Cancer Center and the Northwestern University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center will host the 2015 H Foundation Basic Science Symposium on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. The topic will be "Epigenetics and Cancer."

There is no registration fee.

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Keynote Speaker

Roger Kornberg, PhD
Nobel Laureate
Roger Kornberg, PhD
Professor, Structural Biology
Stanford University
School of Medicine


John Crispino, PhD
Professor, Hematology/Oncology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Jindan Yu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Jason Brickner, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistery and Molecular Genetics
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University



Basic Sciences Research Division

The H Foundation


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. John Crispino, PhD, MBA Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Crispino, PhD, MBA
Northwestern University
9:15 p.m. Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD Epigenetic Approaches to Target Cancer
Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
10:00 a.m. Jonathan Licht, MD Targeting Histone Methylation in Hematological Malignancies
Jonathan Licht, MD
Northwestern University
10:45 p.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Roger Kornberg, PhD KEYNOTE
Nucleosomes and Transcription
Roger Kornberg, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Peggy Farnham, MD Using GWAS, Epigenomics, and Genome Engineering to Characterize Cancer-Associated Enhancers
Peggy Farnham, PhD
University of Southern California
1:45 p.m. Harinder Singh, PhD Utilizing Dynamic Transcriptional and Epigenetic Profiling to Assemble Complex Gene Regulatory Networks
Harinder Singh, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. Ari Melnick, MD Epigenetics Bases of B-Cell Lymphoma
Ari Melnick, MD
Cornell University
3:30 p.m. Daniel Foltz, PhD Genome Stability & Epigenetic Inheritance of the Centromere
Daniel Foltz, PhD
Northwestern University
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
* agenda subject to change


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $16 if you arrive between 5 am and 9:30 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. Discounted parking is not available at any other garage.

Free shuttles are available to NU wildcard holders between the Chicago and Evanston campuses. See Northwestern University Services for more details.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Megan Cahill, manager of Education Programs, or call 312.695.1391.