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NYU Chromatin Club

The NYU Chromatin Club is a cross-departmental platform, where chromatin-related research groups across NYU Physics, Biology and Chemistry Depts. as well as NYU Medical Center discuss their research with regular presentations also by guest speakers from other universities. The Club has been held since September 2014 and is currently in its 7th year. At every meeting we have two talks by PIs, postdocs or graduate students from participating labs. The talks are 25 min long followed by a discussion.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 
    Zoom, 5pm

    Timothee Lionnet (NYU School of Medicine, Lionnet Lab)  
    Title: Spatiotemporal Chromatin Dynamics 

    Stefjord Todolli (Rutgers University, Olson Lab)  
    Title: A New Twist in the Relationship Between Nucleosomes and Chromatin Fiber Architecture

Past meetings 2020/2021

  • Tuesday September 29, 2020 
    Zoom, 5pm

    Alexandre Morozov (Rutgers Univesity, Morozov Lab                                                                     Title: Statistical Mechanics of Nucleosome Positioning 
          Samuel Bowerman (University of Colorado, Boulder, Luger Lab) 
          Title: Histones and the Art of Archaeal Chromatin Compaction

Past meetings 2019/2020

  • Thursday April 23, 2020 -- Postponed to a later date --
    Zoom, 5pm

    Timothee Lionnet (NYU School of Medicine, Lionnet Lab)   
    Title: TBA

    Stefjord Todolli (Rutgers University, Olson Lab) 
    Title: TBA
  • Thursday, February 13th, 2020 
    Geoff Fundenberg, Special CSMR seminar 
  • Thursday October 31, 2019
    CGSB 805, 5pm  

    Viviana Risca (Rockefeller University, Risca Lab)  
    Title: Probing Short-Range Chromatin Fiber Folding and Nucleosome Occupancy with a Minimally Invasive Approach


    Jonah Eaton (NYU Physics, Zidovska Lab)
    Title: Structural and Dynamical Signatures of Local DNA Damage in Live Cells

Past meetings 2018/2019

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Simona Giunta (Rockefeller University, Funabiki Lab)
    Title: Maintenance of Centromere DNA Stability in Human Cells

    Iwen Fu (NYU Biology, Broyde Lab)
    Title: Impact of a Single Ribonucleotide Incorporated in the Nucleosome
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Christina Caragine (NYU Physics, Zidovska Lab)
    Title: Surface Fluctuations and Coalescence of Nucleolar Droplets in the Human Cell Nucleus

    Chao Lu (Columbia University, Lu Lab)
    Title: A chromatin trans-regulatory pathway implicated in developmental and neoplastic overgrowth

Past Meetings 2017/2018

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Yandong Daniel Yin (NYU School of Medicine, Rothenberg Lab)
    Title: Super-Resolution Imaging Analyses of DNA Replication Stress Response of ATR

    Matthew Paul (NYU Biology, Ercan Lab)
    Title: Condensin instructs global genome organization and gene expression in S. cerevisiae
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Effie Apostolou (Weill Cornell Medicine, Apostolou Lab)
    Title: Role of Chromatin Architecture in the Establishment and Maintenance of Pluripotency
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Fang-Yi Chu (NYU Physics, Zidovska Lab)
    Title: On the origin of shape fluctuations of the cell nucleus

    Francisca Lottersberger (Rockefeller University, DeLange Lab)
    Title: DSBs mobility and DNA repair: 53BP1, the LINC complex and microtubules

Past Meetings 2016/2017

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Pedro Pereira Da Rocha (NYU School of Medicine, Skok Lab)
    Title: Keeping the house in order: The role of nuclear organization in maintaining genome stability, somatic recombination and gene regulation.


    David Jimenez (NYU Biology, Ercan Lab)
    Title: Spreading features of the C. elegans condensin-like dosage compensation complex.
  • Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Qianhua Dong (NYU Biology, Li Lab)
    Title: Ccp1 homodimer mediates chromatin integrity by antagonizing CENP-A loading

    Andres Mansisidor (NYU Biology, Hochwagen Lab)
    Title: The Unexpected Dynamics of Extrachromosomal Circular Chromatin
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 
    CGSB 805, 5pm

    Simeon Carstens (NYU Physics, Zidovska Lab)
    Title: Bayesian determination of static chromatin structure from Hi-C data and DCS studies of chromatin dynamics in ESCs and derived neurons

    Viji Subramanian (NYU Biology, Hochwagen Lab)
    Title: Control of DNA breakage and repair in meiosis

Alexandra Zidovska Lab
Center for Soft Matter Research
Department of Physics
New York University