Epigenetic Chemical Biology

Acronym: EPICHEM
COST action: CM1406
Implementation period:  24.03.2015.- 23.03.2019.
Member  in Management Committee: Dr. chem. Peteris Trapencieris


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 emphasise involvement of COST inclusiveness targeted countries.

More information can be found at the http://epichembio.eu

EU-FLAG_cmyk_304dpi_small COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020