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Epigenetic Chemical Biology – Action CM1406 Fact Sheet

Epigenetics refers to dynamic changes that occur at the DNA, RNA and protein level in eukaryotes. Epigenetics is at the heart of gene regulation and determines which genes are activated or silenced. It is of great importance fundamentally and has many exciting translational aspects including therapeutics, diagnostics, stem cell research, microbial pathway engineering and agriculture.

The key objective of the Action is to establish the first European chemical biology network focused on epigenetics.

This Action will provide common ground for researchers from academia, research institutes, SMEs and multinational organizations. The fruitful interactions between these sectors will lead to the creation of new chemical tools as well as leads for translational applications that impact upon human society. The Action’s second objective is to increase awareness of epigenetics within the European scientific community and it will provide training for ESRs and emphasize involvement of COST inclusiveness targeted countries.

  • COST Action CM-1406
  • CSO Approval: 13/11/2014
  • Start of the Action: 24/03/2015
  • End of Action: 13/03 /2019
  • Total number of COST Countries having accepted the MoU: 34

Geographical Coverage & Inclusiveness

Slovenia Portugal Ireland Germany Poland Slovakia France Spain Latvia Finland Croatia Norway Czech Republic Iceland Denmark England Italy Belgium Hungary Netherlands Sweden Serbia Greece Turkey

Chair
Prof. A. Ganesan (United Kingdom)

Vice-Chair
Prof. Marianne Rots (Netherlands)

Grant Holder Institution
University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Grant Holder
Mrs. Sandra Hall, Research and Enterprise Services, University of East Anglia
Email: Sandra.Hall@uea.ac.uk
All reimbursements or inquiries regarding reimbursements should be addressed to Sandra.

Administrative Assistant
Mr Hugh Osborne, University of East Anglia
Email: Hugh.Osborne@uea.ac.uk
Hugh is the point of contact for any general information about the Action.

Scientific Representative
Prof. A. Ganesan

Horizontal roles

  • WG1 – Leader: Paola B. Arimondo (France), Vice-Leaders: Akane Kawamura (United Kingdom) and Peter Kele (Hungary)
  • WG2 – Leader: Carmen Jeromino (Portugal), Vice-Leaders: Ronan Murphy (Ireland) and Darko Bosnakovski (fYR Macedonia)
  • WG3 – Leader: Maria Berdasco (Spain), Vice-Leader: Bozena Kaminska (Poland)
    STSM Coordinators: Frank Dekker (Netherlands) (chemistry), the STSM Manager, and Clarissa Gerhauser (Germany) (biology), Philippe Bertrand (France) (chemistry) and Maria Tellez-Plaza (Spain) (biology) as suppliants.
  • Website Managers: Angel de Lera (Spain)
  • Website Managers & Dissemination Coordinators: Angel de Lera and Frank Fackelmayer (Greece)
  • Gender and Inclusiveness Coordinators: Erna Magnusdottir (Iceland) and Lucia Altucci (Italy)
  • ECI Coordinators: Brian Lohse (Denmark) and Melita Vidakovic (Serbia)
  • International Partner Coordinators: Rasmus Clausen (Denmark) and Jonathan Turner (Luxembourg)
  • Industrial coordinators: Brian Lohse (Denmark), Bozena Kaminska (Poland) and Nikolaos Fokialakis (Greece)
  • Information on relevant Calls: Darko Bosnakovski (fYR Macedonia): to disseminate the information to all members

Core Group
Chair, Vice-Chair, WG Leaders and STSM Manager

Scientific Officer
Dr. Lucia Forzi

Administrative Officer
Svetlana Voinova

Management Committee

CHAIR

  • Prof A GANESAN
  • MC Member
  • University of East AngliaSchool of Pharmacy, Norwich Research Park
  • NR4 7TJ Norwich. United Kingdom
  • a.ganesan@uea.ac.uk
VICE CHAIR

  • Prof Marianne ROTS
  • MC Member
  • ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN / University Medical Center
  • Groningen Hanzeplein 1, EA11, T2.123.
  • 9713 GZ Groningen. Netherlands
  • m.g.rots@med.umcg.nl

Austria

  • Dr Stefan KUBICEK
  • MC Member
  • CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian
  • Academy of Sciences
  • Lazarettgasse 14, AKH BT 25.3.
  • 1090 Wien. Austria
  • SKubicek@cemm.oeaw.ac.at

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Belgium

  • Prof Wim VANDEN BERGHE
  • MC Member
  • University Antwerp. Campus Drie Eiken. Universiteitsplein 1. D.S.425
  • 2610 Wilrijk. Belgium
  • wim.vandenberghe@uantwerpen.be
  • Prof Pieter VAN DER VEKEN
  • MC Substitute
  • University of Antwerp. Department Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • CDE, Building S, 1, Universiteitsplein 1. D.A. 206.
  • 2610 Wilrijk/Antwerp. Belgium
  • pieter.vanderveken@uantwerpen.be

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Bulgaria

  • Prof Ivan MINKOV
  • MC Member
  • Genomics Research Center Ltd. 105 Ruski Boulevard.
  • 4000 Plovdiv. Bulgaria
  • minkov@plantgene.eu
  • Prof Ivan IVANOV
  • MC Member
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Acad. G. Bonchev str., bl. 21.
  • 1113 Sofia. Bulgaria
  • iivanov@bio21.bas.bg
  • Dr Galina YAHUBYAN
  • MC Substitute
  • University of Plovdiv24, Tsar Assen Str., Tsar Assen Str. 24
  • 4000 Plovdiv. Bulgaria
  • galina.yahubyan@gmail.com
  • Prof Roumyana MIRONOVA
  • MC Substitute
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Acad. G. Bonchev str., bl. 21.
  • 1113 Sofia. Bulgaria
  • rumym@bio21.bas.bg

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Croatia

  • Dr Djurdjica UGARKOVIC
  • MC Member
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute.
  • Bijenička cesta 54.
  • 10000 Zagreb. Croatia
  • ugarkov@irb.hr
  • Dr Koraljka GALL TROSEL
  • MC Member
  • Rudjer Boskovic Institute.
  • Bijenicka cesta 54.
  • 10 000 Zagreb. Croatia
  • troselj@rudjer.irb.hr

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Czech Republic

  • Dr Miroslav BARANEK
  • MC Member
  • Faculty of Horticulture.
  • Valtická 337.
  • 691 44 Lednice, Czech Republic.
  • baranek@mendelu.cz

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Denmark

  • Dr Brian LOHSE
  • MC Member
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
  • Jagtvej 162, 3rd floor, office 338.
  • 2100 Copenhagen. Denmark.
  • bril@sund.ku.dk

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Finland

  • Dr Maija LAHTELA-KAKKONEN
  • MC Member
  • University of Eastern Finland. School of Pharmacy. Yliopistonranta 1 C
  • FI-70210 Kuopio. Finland
  • maija.lahtela-kakkonen@uef.fi
  • Prof Tapio VISAKORPI
  • MC Member
  • University of Tampere, Institute of Medical Technology. Biokatu 8.
  • FI-33520 Tampere. Finland
  • tapio.visakorpi@uta.fi
  • Dr Tarja KOKKOLA
  • MC Substitute
  • University of Eastern Finland Yliopistonranta 1 C
  • FI-70210 Kuopio. Finland
  • tarja.kokkola@uef.fi
  • Prof Matti NYKTER
  • MC Substitute
  • BioMediTech. University of Tampere. Lääkärinkatu 1
  • FI-33520 Tampere. Finland
  • matti.nykter@uta.fi

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France

  • Dr. Paola B. ARIMONDO
  • MC Member
  • USR 3388 Epigenetic Targeting of Cancer -ETaC- CNRS-Pierre Fabre CRDPF
  • 3 avenue Hubert Curien
  • 31 035 TOULOUSE CEDEX 01
  • paola.arimondo@etac.cnrs.fr

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Germany

  • Dr Clarissa GERHAUSER
  • MC Member
  • German Cancer Research CenterDivision Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors,
  • Im Neuenheimer Feld 280.
  • 69120 Heidelberg. Germany
  • c.gerhauser@dkfz.de

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Greece

  • Dr Nikolaos FOKIALAKIS
  • MC Member
  • Faculty of Pharmacy,
  • Panepistimiopolis of Zographou
  • Zographou 15771. Athens. Greece
  • fokialakis@pharm.uoa.gr
  • Prof Emmanuel MIKROS
  • MC Member
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dpt. Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
  • Panepistimiopolis of Zographou
  • Zographou 15771. Athens. Greece
  • ikros@pharm.uoa.gr
  • Dr Frank O. FACKELMAYER
  • MC Substitute
  • Division of Biomedical Research IMBB, Foundation for Research an Technology Hellas, University Campus, Bldg. E5.
  • 45115 Ioannina. Greece
  • frank_fackelmayer@imbb.forth.gr
  • Prof Nektarios ALIGIANNIS
  • MC Substitute
  • Division of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products. Department of Pharmacy, University of Athens.
  • Panepistimiopolis of Zographou
  • Zographou 15771. Athens. Greece
  • not registered
  • aligiannis@pharm.uoa.gr

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Hungary

  • Dr Peter KELE
  • MC Member
  • Research Centre for Natural Sciences. Magyar tudsok krt 2, MTA-TTK SzKI
  • 1117 Budapest. Hungary
  • kele.peter@ttk.mta.hu
  • Prof Judit OVADI
  • MC Member
  • Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Magyar Tudsok krt. 2.
  • 1117 Budapest. Hungary
  • ovadi.judit@ttk.mta.hu
  • Dr Attila LEHOTZKY
  • MC Substitute
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Institute of Enzymology. Karolina u. 29-31H-
  • 1113 Budapest. Hungary
  • lehotzky.attila@ttk.mta.hu

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Iceland

  • Dr Erna MAGNUSDOTTIR
  • MC Member
  • University of Iceland. Department of Biochemistry and Mol. B.,
  • Læknagarður, Vatnsmýrarvegi 16
  • 101 Reykjavik. Iceland
  • erna@hi.is
  • Dr Astridur PALSDOTTIR
  • MC Member
  •  University of Iceland. Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur
  • Keldnavegur 3
  • 112 Reykjavik. Iceland
  • astripal@hi.is

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Ireland

  • Dr Ronan P. MURPHY
  • MC Member
  • DCUSchool of Health & Human Performance, Faculty Of Science & Health, DCU, Glasnevin.
  • Dublin 9. Ireland
  • ronan.murphy@dcu.ie
  • Prof Adrian BRACKEN
  • MC Member
  • Trinity College Dublin. Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Lincoln Place Gate, College Green,
  • Dublin 2 . Ireland
  • adrian.bracken@tcd.ie

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Italy

  • Prof Lucia ALTUCCI
  • MC Member
  • Seconda Universit degli Studi di Napoli.
  • Vico L. De Crecchio 7.
  • 80138 Naples. Italy
  • lucia.altucci@unina2.it
  • Prof Gianluca SBARDELLA
  • MC Member
  • University of Salerno – Department of Pharmacy
  • Via Giovanni Paolo II 132,
  • 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
  • gsbardella@unisa.it

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Latvia

  • Dr Aija Linē
  • MC Member
  • Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre.
  • Ratsupites str 1
  • LV-1067 Riga. Latvia
  • aija@biomed.lu.lv
  • Dr Peteris TRAPENCIERIS
  • MC Member
  • Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
  • Aizkraukles iela 21,
  • LV-1006 Riga, Latvia
  • peteris@osi.lv

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Luxembourg

  • Dr Jonathan TURNER
  • MC Member
  • Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)
  • 29, rue Henri Koch
  • L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette. LUXEMBOURG
  • jonathan.turner@LIH.LU

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Macedonia

  • Dr Darko Bosnakovski
  • MC Member
  • Faculty of Medical Science, University
  • University “Goce Delcev” Stip
  • Krste Misirkov bb
  • 2000 Stip , R. Macedonia
  • darko.bosnakovski@ugd.edu.mk

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Malta

  • Dr. Renald Blundell
  • MC Member
  • Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Room 126 – University of Malta –
  • Msida. Malta
  • renald.blundell@um.edu.mt

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Netherlands

  • Prof Marianne ROTS
  • MC Member
  • ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN / University Medical Center Groningen. EA11, T2.123
  • Hanzeplein 1
    9713 GZ Groningen. Netherlands
  • m.g.rots@med.umcg.nl
  • Prof Frank DEKKER
  • MC Member
  • Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy
  • Antonius Deusinglaan 1
  • 9713 AV Groningen. The Netherlands
  • f.j.dekker@rug.nl
  • Dr Nathaniel MARTIN
  • MC Substitute
  • Utrecht UniversityDavid de Wied Building, Office: 5.64,
  • Universiteitsweg 99
  • 3584 CG Utrecht. Netherlands
  • n.i.martin@uu.nl

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Norway

  • Prof Duan CHEN
  • MC Member
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine.
  • Erling Skjalgssons Gate 1
  • 17006 Trondheim. Norway
  • duan.chen@ntnu.no

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Poland

  • Prof Jan BARCISZEWSKI
  • MC Member
  • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej. Polskiej Akademii Nauk.
  • Z. Noskowskiego 12/14
  • 61-704 Poznań, Poland
  • Jan.Barciszewski@ibch.poznan.pl
  • Prof Bozena KAMINSKA
  • MC Member
  • Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.
  • Pasteur 3
  • 02-093 Warsaw. Poland
  • b.kaminska@nencki.gov.pl

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Portugal

  • Dr Marta SOUSA SILVA
  • MC Member
  • Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa Ed. C8,
  • Campus Campo Grande.
  • 1749-016 Lisboa. Portugal
  • mfsilva@fc.ul.pt
  • Prof Carmen JERONIMO
  • MC Member
  • Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto (CI-IPOP)
  • Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida.
  • 4200-072 Porto-Portugal
  • carmenjeronimo@ipoporto.min-saude.pt
  • Dr Cristiana PEREIRA
  • MC Subtitute
  • Instituto de Sade Pblica da Universidade do Porto
  • Rua da Taipas 135.
  • 4050-600 Porto. Portugal
  • cristianacostapereira@gmail.com
  • Prof Fernanda BORGES
  • MC Substitute
  • Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. Dep. Chem & Biochem.
  • Rua Campo Alegre 687.
  • 4169-007. Porto. Portugal
  • fborges@fc.up.pt

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Serbia

  • Dr Melita VIDAKOVIC
  • MC Member
  • Institute for Biologival Research. Bulevar despota Stefana 142
  • 11060 Belgrade. Serbia
  • melita@ibiss.bg.ac.rs
  • Dr Aleksandra USKOKOVIC
  • MC Substitute
  • Institute for Biological Research.  Bulevar despota Stefana 142
  • 11060 Belgrade. Serbia
  • auskokovic@ibiss.bg.ac.rs

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Slovakia

  • Prof Jan KYSELOVIC
  • MC Member
  • Faculty of Pharmacy. Odbojarov 10.
  • 832 32 Bratislava. Slovakia
  • kyselovic@uniba.sk

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Slovenia

  • Prof Janez ILAS
  • MC Member
  • University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Aškerčeva cesta 7,
  • SI-1000 Ljubljana. Slovenia
  • Janez.Ilas@ffa.uni-lj.si

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Spain

  • Dr Maria TELLEZ PLAZA
  • MC Member
  • Biomedical Research Institute INCLIVA. Hospital Clínico Universitario.
  • Avd. Blasco Ibez, 17.
  • 46010 VALENCIA. Spain
  • maria.tellez@uv.es
  • Prof Angel DE LERA
  • MC Member
  • Universidade de Vigo. Facultad de Química,
  • Campus Lagoas-Marcosende.
  • 36310 Vigo. Spain
  • qolera@uvigo.es
  • Dr Maria BERDASCO MENENDEZ
  • MC Substitute
  • Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL)
  • Av Gran via 199-203.
  • 08809 Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. Spain
  • mberdasco@idibell.cat
  • Dr Teresa ROLDAN ARJONA
  • MC Subtitute
  • Universidad de Cordoba, Dpto. Genética, Ftad. Ciencias.
  • Campus de Rabanales. Edif. Gregor Mendel (C5), 1ª planta.
  • Ctra. Madrid-Cádiz Km 396
  • 14071 Cordoba. Spain
  • ge2roarm@uco.es

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Sweden

  • Dr Johan SCHULTZ
  • MC Member
  • Kancera AB Karolinska Institutet Science Park,
  • Banvaktsvgen 22.
  • SE-17148 Solna. Sweden
  • johan.schultz@kancera.com

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Switzerland

  • Muriel Cuendet, PhD – Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy
  • MC Member
  • School of pharmaceutical sciences – University of Geneva
  • Pharmacognosie. Rue Michel-Servet 1
  • CH-1211 Genève 4. Switzerland
  • muriel.cuendet@unige.ch

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Turkey

  • Prof Kemal YELEKCI
  • MC Member
  • Kadir Has University.
  • Kadir Has Caddesi Cibali ,
  • 34083 Fatih. Istanbul. Turkey
  • yelekci@khas.edu.tr

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United Kingdom

  • Prof A GANESAN
  • MC Member
  • University of East Anglia. School of Pharmacy,
  • Norwich Research Park.
  • NR4 7TJ Norwich. United Kingdom
  • a.ganesan@uea.ac.uk

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