INC Academy is organised by the International Nucleome Consortium (INC) funded by the COST action. Our virtual events are every second Thursday at 5pm CET, 4pm BST, 8am PDT. These include hands-on tutorials, regular webinars, reports from short-term scientific missions and more. The schedule of future events and the list of past events are provided below.

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July 1, 2021

2:30 – 5:30pm CET | 1:30 – 4:30pm BST

Graphic design by Jan Paleček (SMC complexes and loop extrusion representation)

Job Dekker

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA

“Effects of cohesin ring opening on chromosome folding”

Stephan Gruber

University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Smc-Smc encounters in bacterial chromosome organization”

Adele Marston

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

“Chromosome organisation in meiosis”

Jan-Michael Peters

Vienna Center, Vienna, Austria

“How cohesin folds the genome by loop extrusion”

Frank Uhlmann

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

“Lifting the Lid on Loop Extrusion”

June 17, 2021

5pm CET, 4pm BST, 8am PDT

Graphic design based on “several 3D reconstruction of human chromosomes (chr2, chr6, chr10, chr11 & chr15) using ShRec3D method (see INC software repository), applied to Hi-C data from human embryonic stem cells  (published in Dixon et al. Nature 2012).”

@ J. Mozziconacci & A. Lesne. 

Maria Carmo-Fonseca

Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal

The challenge of measuring splicing kinetics

Gabriele Girelli (Magda Bienko Lab)

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

A journey to the center of the nucleus – developing GPSeq

June 3, 2021

5pm CET, 4pm BST, 8am PDT

Graphic design based on “several 3D reconstruction of human chromosomes (chr2, chr6, chr10, chr11 & chr15) using ShRec3D method (see INC software repository), applied to Hi-C data from human embryonic stem cells  (published in Dixon et al. Nature 2012).”

@ J. Mozziconacci & A. Lesne. 

Guillaume Andrey

University of Geneva, Switzerland

The regulatory, transcriptional and phenotypical costs of non-coding mutations at the Pitx1 locus

Luca Fiorillo & Francesco Musella (Mario Nicodemi lab)

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Comparison of the Hi-C, GAM and SPRITE methods by using polymer models of chromatin


Tuncay Baubec

Maria Cristina Gambetta

Sarah Hurtado-Bagès

Daniel Jost

Vladimir Teif

Melita Vidaković



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May 20, 2021

Jekaterina Erenpreisa

Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Riga, Latvia

Cancer cells reveal scale-free genome regulation by pericentric chromatin domains

Haitham Shaban (David Suter lab)

Bio-engineering institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Nanoscale Imaging of chromatin structure and dynamics in Single Living Cells”

May 6, 2021

Judith Zaugg

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Predictive Gene Regulatory Network Models to Study Ageing and Disease Mechanisms

Antoine Hocher (Tobias Warneke lab)

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, UK

A quantitative view of archaeal chromatin

No video is available for this talk

April 22, 2021

Chris Toseland

University of Sheffield, UK

Nanoscale organisation of transcription regulated by nuclear myosins”

Alberto Bueno-Costa (Manel Esteller lab)

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, Badalona, Spain

Epigenetic and Epitranscriptomic changes in leukemic transdifferentiation

April 08, 2021

Annick Lesne

CNRS, LPTMC in Paris – IGMM in Montpellier

ShRec3D: combining distance geometry and contact networks for a fast and easy 3D genome reconstruction

Andréa Willemin (Denis Duboule lab)

University of Geneva – UNIGE, Switzerland

Context-independent function of a topological boundary in mice

March 25, 2021

Hossein Salari (Daniel Jost lab)

LBMC, ENS Lyon, France

How heterogeneous organization of interphase chromosome leads to local anomalous diffusions

Kiran Kumari (Ranjith Padinhateeri lab)

IIT Bombay, India and Monash University, Australia

Computing the spatial organization and dynamics of chromatin domains

March 11, 2021

Mario Nicodemi

Università di Napoli, Italy

Polymer phase separation controls chromatin architecture in single-cells

Rodrigo Villaseñor (Lab of Tuncay Baubec)

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Chromatin meets its proteome – revealing genome function through chromatin proteomics

February 25, 2021

Maria Cristina Gambetta

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

“Molecular basis of gene insulation in Drosophila” 

Gesa Loof

MDC – BIMSB, Berlin, Germany

“Specific 3D genome topologies distinguish epiblast and primitive endoderm in the early embryo” 

February 11, 2021

Women in INC – International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Round table: “Women experiences and initiatives for women in INC”


. Pernette Verschure (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
. Melita Vidaković (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
. Maria Cristina Gambetta (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
. Hulkar Mamayusupova (University of Essex, UK)
. Anja Tolić (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
. Alessandra Merlotti (University of Bologna, Italy)
. Sarah Hurtado-Bagès (scisters.editions agency, Saint-Étienne, France)

January 28, 2021

Kerstin Bystricky

MCD-CBI, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

“Chromatin dynamics during transcription in living cells

No video is available for this talk

Michał Kadlof (Lab of Dariusz Plewczyński)

LGSF, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Chromatin modelling methods

December 17, 2020

Marianne Rots

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Epigenetic editing: a highly flexible research tool with promising therapeutic applications

No video is available for this talk

Marco Di Stefano 

Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier, France

Epigenomics-based modeling of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome

December 3, 2020

Presentation of INC working group activities

WG1: Network building and strengthening | slides | video

Communication Team | slides | video

WG2: Challenging the frontiers of experimental resolution | slides | video

WG3: Developing big data analysis and applying 3D modelling tools | slides | video

WG4: Exploit the Nucleome in heatlh and agriculture | slides | video

WG5: Nucleome inspired technology transfer | slides | video

November 19, 2020

Melita Vidakovic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

“Epi-cure: Epi-CRISPR targeted DNA methylation of Arx gene as a potential therapeutic strategy in diabetes”

Todor Gitchev

University of Bern, Switzerland

“Dynamic modelling of chromosome  folding  in C. elegans suggests in vivo z-loops formation”

November 5, 2020

Tutorial by Jonas Paulsen

University of Oslo, Norway

“Using Chrom3D to generate 3D genome models”

October 22, 2020

Marc A. Marti-Renom 

Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain

“Structural determination of genomes and genomic domains”

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