The DNA of eukaryotic cells is organized into chromatin fibres, where the nucleosome is the basic repeating unit. Chromatin is thus at the core of fundamental processes such as gene regulation, stem cell fate determination and cancer. By and large, these topics have traditionally been covered by separated meetings. However, recent literature indicates that the boundaries among these various disciplines are becoming less clear. This meeting on "Epigenetics: from mechanisms to disease" will bring together scientists studying chromatin architecture, epigenetics, stem cell biology and cancer. The talks will cover a broad range of topics, including chromosome organisation, long-range interactions, chromatin assembly, stem cell regulation/differentiation, RNA-based mechanisms, transcription regulation, DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation.
Speakers have been selected to broadly reflect lessons learned from a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches, including single-cell omics and imaging, chromatin and 3D genome analysis. Young scientists will be able to present their work through a large number of short talks selected from submitted abstracts as well as through poster presentation. The program has also allocated ample time for exchanging ideas and discussing novel hypotheses at the end of each session, as well as time for informal interactions and networking.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,835 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 28, 29 February and 01 March 2020 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 13th September 2019. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell to obtain a special registration link for your student.
This conference will appeal to PhD students, post-doc and group leaders working in the field of chromatin architecture, epigenetics, stem cell biology and cancer. Scientists active in R&D of small, medium and big pharma or biotech companies.
This conference integrates the burgeoning field of epigenetics with the underlying processes of chromatin organization, transcription regulation and aspects of stem cell biology. This knowledge can be exploited for the generation and improvement of novel tools for the prediction, the diagnosis, and eventually the individualized treatment of human diseases.
The primary purpose of workshops is to enhance communication between junior and senior investigators. As mentioned in the executive summary, “Young scientists will have the opportunities to present their work through a large number of short talks selected from submitted abstracts as well as through poster presentation. The program has also allocated ample time for exchanging ideas and discussing novel hypothesis at the end of each session, as well as time for informal interactions and networking.”
Confirmed Invited Speakers
Karen Adelman (Harvard Medical School)
Asifa Akhtar (Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics)
Salvador Aznar Benitah (IRB Bracelona)
Adrian Bracken (Trinity College Dublin)
Anne Brunet (Stanford University)
Victor Corces (Emory University)
Amanda Fisher (London Institute of Medical Sciences)
François Fuks (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Cigall Kadoch (Dana Farber / Harvard Medical School)
Robert Kingston (Harvard University)
Tony Kouzarides (The Gurdon Institute)
Jeannie T. Lee (Harvard University)
Isabelle Mansuy (ETH Zürich)
Geeta Narlikar (University of California, San Francisco)
Diego Pasini (University of Milan)
Rab Prinjha (GlaxoSmithKline)
Danny Reinberg (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Ramin Shiekhattar (University of Miami)
Ali Shilatifard (Northwestern University)
Chao-ting Wu (Harvard Medical School)
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