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Environmental Factor, January 2012

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NIEHS to hold minisymposia on epigenetics and BPA research

By Eddy Ball

As part of its Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series, NIEHS will present two minisymposia in January, organized by the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT).

The first, exploring Epigenetics, Chromatin Biology, Development, and Disease,( will be held Jan. 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Rodbell Auditorium.

The event will feature talks by ten scientists, including researchers from the NIEHS intramural program, grantees, and other specialists in the field of epigenetics. The program will be moderated by DERT scientists Lisa Chadwick, Ph.D., Astrid Haugen, and Fred Tyson, Ph.D. A tentative agenda and list of speakers is posted online.(

Registration( is free and open to the public.

The second will feature four NIEHS-grantees discussing their latest findings about bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and health. Hosted by NIEHS Health Scientist Administrator Jerry Heindel, Ph.D., the talks will take place Jan. 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Rodbell Auditorium. A tentative agenda and list of speakers is posted online.

No registration is required for this event.

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