Disorders in Offspring, Induced after Paternal Exposures via Germ Cell Transmission

Presented by the Epigenomics SIG and Germ Cell and Heritable Effects SIG

When: April 7, 2022 at 2:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern Time (U.S.)  

Where: Virtual (a link will be provided to all registered participants)

Duration: 120 minutes

Cost: Free 

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Details: The meeting is open to EMGS members and guests. All participants must register prior to the meeting; a link to the meeting site will be provided via email following registration.  

About this workshop: Upcoming data suggest that paternal environmental exposures may affect the health of the offspring via the germ cells. To keep coming generations as healthy as possible, an understanding of the underlying mechanisms seems important.


Welcome by SIG Leaders – Overview of EMGS, strategic plans, introduce SIG leaders and presenters) (5 minutes)

Presentations (30 minutes max. for presentation, 5 minutes for Q&A)

Paternal Transmission of Metabolic Disease Risk- Can We Interrupt this Vicious Cycle?

Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Patti, Joslin Diabetes Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Paternal exposure to type 2 diabetes and reproductive health of the offspring
Dr. Gabriela Pavlínková, Institute of Biotechnology Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia

Open Discussion about WOW, ICEM, catch up (remaining time)

Who is it for? This event is targeted at all scientists. The objective is to learn more about how environmental or life-style related exposures can affect the progeny and how those effects can be mediated.