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Zurich Symposium 27–29 August 2025

Epigenetic Inheritance:
Impact for Biology and Society

The international symposium is dedicated to the theme of epigenetic inheritance, a discipline at the interface between biology, medicine and environmental science that studies how life experiences and environmental factors modify the organism across generations.

The symposium was first held in 2017, and is organized every two years by Prof. Isabelle Mansuy, at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Symposium 2025
27-29 August, Zurich, Switzerland

Like its previous editions (2017, 2019, 2021, and 2023), the 5th symposium will gather leaders in epigenetic inheritance and epigenetics from different disciplines and will cover scientific aspects from epidemiology to behavior, metabolism, mechanisms and methodologies in humans and animal models. It will feature keynote lectures from invited speakers, short talks from junior researchers and flash talks selected from posters. The symposium is meant as a live event to discuss the current state of research, new findings and discoveries, challenges of the discipline and perspectives for biology, medical research and the society.

In addition to scientific talks, there will be two poster sessions and a workshop at the end of the symposium.

To continue the symposium tradition of combining science and art, a competition featuring art pieces created by participants on the theme of epigenetic inheritance might also be organized.

Confirmed Speakers

Lucia Daxinger, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Qialon Deng, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Amanda Fischer, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Petra Hajkova, MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom

Pei Hsuan Wu, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Jo Leroy, University of Antwerp, Belgium 

Satoshi Namekawa, University of California Davis, USA

Bart Rutten, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Mitinori Saitou, Kyoto University, Japan

Michael Skinner, Washington State University, USA


To be announced


Registration will open in January 2025


For any questions regarding the organization of the symposium, get in touch! 

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