Epigenetics Consortium

At The University of Minnesota

Our Mission

The Epigenetics Consortium at the University of Minnesota serves as a platform for researchers at the UMN and the State of Minnesota to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations in the area of epigenetics. We strive to exchange ideas, resources, and expertise and to provide unique training for young scientists. Our overall goal is to bring the University of Minnesota to the forefront of epigenetics research contributing to our understanding of gene regulation and improving human health via development of epigenetic therapies.

Epigenetic Consortium Seminars

February 18, 2021 - 2:00pm CST

Daniel Harki, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota

"Targeting Transcription Factor - DNA Interfaces with Natural Product-Inspired Electrophiles"

Meeting ID: 939 3370 9061

Passcode: EpiCon-1

Upcoming Seminars

January 21, 2021

Ian Maze, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Icahn School of Medicine

"Protein Monoaminylation in Brain: Novel Mechanisms of Neural Development, Plasticity and Disease"

Where: TBD


February 18, 2021

Daniel Harki, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Medicinal Chemistry

University of Minnesota


Where: TBD


March 18, 2021

Vadim Backman, PhD

Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Northwestern University


Where: TBD


April 15, 2021

Ralph Kleiner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Princeton University

"Chemical Approaches to Illuminate the RNA Epitranscriptome"

Where: TBD


May 20, 2021

Shaomeng Wang, PhD

Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in Medicine

University of Michigan


Where: TBD


MAYO CLINIC Seminar Series

February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm CST

John Smestad, MD, PhD Student

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic

“Protein Hyperacylation Links Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Nuclear Organization”

Passcode: 905674



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The Epigenetics Consortium is featured in an article "Your Genes Don't Have to Determine Your Future" by Gao Vang from the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs.