Provisional program

 (This program may be revised really soon)

Tuesday oct 6
Wednesday oct 7
Thursday oct 8
Friday oct 9



Tuesday October 6th

15:00 – 15:20: Introduction of the EPIMAR conference

SESSION A- Environmental epigenetics

15:20 – 15:40: JUETERBOCK A. (Norway) confirmed
Methylation variation correlates with phenotypic diversity and evolutionary potential in a millenium-old clonal seagrass meadow

15:40 – 16:00: GUINAND B. (France) – confirmed
Epigenomics of the stress response in sea bass

 16:00 – 16:20 : GRUNAU C.  (France) confirmed
The CeMEB platform for environmental epigenomics

Coffee break :

16:40 – 17:00: FELLOUS A. (Germany) confirmed
Epigenetic regulation during gametogenesis and embryogenesis of threespine stickleback: is plasticity of reprogramming key for organisms facing climate change?

17:00 – 17:20: LAPORTE M. (Quebec) – confirmed
On the relative role of genetic and environmental control on patterns of DNA methylation and their consequences on phenotypic variation


17:20-18:00: MATZ M. (USA) confirmed
DNA methylation in a reef-building coral during acclimatization and its link to gene expression


Wednesday October 7th

SESSION A- Environmental epigenetics


14:30 – 15:10: EIRIN-LOPEZ J. (USA) confirmed
From the ocean to the bench and back: environmental epigenetic applications in marine sciences

15:10 – 15:30: LORIN-NEBEL C. (France)confirmed
DNA methylation landscape of European sea bass challenged to fresh water: a focus on the gill as a key player in osmoregulation

15:30 – 15:50 : NGUYEN MH. (Italy)  – confirmed
First evidence of thermal priming effects and the role of epigenetic modifications in seagrasses: a case study from two Southern hemisphere seagrass species, Posidonia australis and Zostera muelleri

Coffee break

16:10 – 16:30: PROCACCINI G. (Italy)confirmed
Gene body and environmentally inducible DNA methylation in seagrasses: inter- and intraspecific differences and associations with transcriptome plasticity under warming conditions

16:30 – 16:50 : PUTNAM H. (USA)  – confirmed
Environment influences potential for epigenetically-mediated performance legacies across a generation in a reef building coral


Thursday October 8th

SESSION B- Developmental epigenetics


14:30 – 15:10: TIRICHINE DELACOUR L. (France)  – confirmed
Environmental epigenetics in microalgae

 15:10 – 15:30: BOSSON O. (France)  – confirmed
First epigenetic insights in the diatom Haslea ostrearia exposed to diuron

15:30 – 15:50: LUVIANO N. (France)  – confirmed
Towards the targeted epimugatenesis of the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata, a non-model invertebrate species

Coffee breack

16:10 – 16:30: LE FRANC L. (France)  – confirmed
A functionally conserved m6A-RNA pathway in the oyster, Crassostrea gigas assumes epitranscriptomic regulation of lophotrochozoan development

16:30- 17:00 – Poster session


Friday October 9th

SESSION C- Epigenetics in aquaculture


15:10 – 15:30: D’COTTA H. (France)  – confirmed
Methylome study of high-temperature masculinisation in the Nile tilapia

15:30 – 15:50 : MAILLARD F. (France) – confirmed
Reproductive regulations in triploid oysters, Crassostraea gigas during gametogenetic cycle

Coffee breack


14:30 – 15:10: PIFERRER F. (Spain) – confirmed
Development of epigentic markers to assess intrinsic and environmentally-induced phenotypic changes in fish

16:10 – 16:30: XU H. (Spain) – confirmed
The effect of the broodstock nutritional background on the growth of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) juveniles fed with low fish meal and low fish oil content diet

16:30 – 16:50 : MONTAGNANI C. (France)confirmed
Transgenerational immune protection in the pacific oyster Crassostrea giga

 17:00 – 17:30: Conclusion of the EPIMAR conference