We would like to invite you to our 10th Summer School on ‘Epigenomics, Nuclear Receptors and Disease’ (FEBS ALC23-001, August 2023) at the Island of Spetses in Greece.

Our Summer School offers a unique meeting opportunity for young scientists (PhD students and postdocs) active in the broader fields of epigenomics and nuclear receptor signaling, and particularly aims to cross-fertilize the fields in order to better understand disease mechanisms. Epigenomics can be described as the integrated study of components and mechanisms that regulate gene expression under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Nuclear receptors are significant drug targets and todays best-studied signal-responsive transcription factors that in response to environmental and nutritional inputs modulate or even trigger epigenome alterations towards disease.

Renowned lecturers and discussion leaders will introduce the current concepts and methodologies along with key components, including transcription factors, coregulators, chromatin modifications, promoters, enhancers and non-coding RNAs. This is followed by in-depth discussions of mechanisms and alterations underlying metabolic, inflammatory and proliferative diseases as well as ageing.

Our course program is designed to actively encourage multiple student activities and networking during workshops, tutorial lunches and dinners, poster sessions and individual discussions every day, thereby stimulating the scientific dialogue and creating an informal and inspiring atmosphere. All students and lecturers will stay at the Spetses Hotel offering modern meeting facilities, idyllic surroundings, excellent possibilities for recreation and exploration of Greek culture, bars and restaurants.

We look forward to welcoming you at the wonderful Spetses Island for a memorable event.

On behalf of all organizers

Eckardt Treuter





  • Applications Opening
    1 February 2023
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    9 May 2023
  • Applications closing
    22 May 2023

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