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Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 02 May 2024

Talk Submission - 02 May 2024

Poster Submission - 12 Sep 2024

Registration Deadline - 12 Sep 2024

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Synopsis

Chromatin is the template of life, the carrier of genetic information and the core regulator of fundamental processes such as gene expression and stem cell fate determination. Chromatin dysfunction on the other hand can trigger various diseases, including cancer. Although chromatin structure and function and the mechanisms of disease and their diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are the subject of many meetings, conferences bringing them together are less frequent. The boundaries among these various disciplines are disappearing and meeting on "Epigenetics: from mechanisms to disease" will focus on the discussion of the role of chromatin architecture, epigenetics, stem and single cell biology in cancer and other diseases. 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, exploiting the power of genome engineering technologies, single-cell approaches, cutting edge epigenomics and imaging approaches and novel cell systems such as organoids.

Speakers have been selected to broadly reflect lessons learned from a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches. Young scientists will take center stage, presenting their work through a large number of 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.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Karen Adelman (Harvard University)
CONTROLLING TRANSCRIPTION ELONGATION
Genevieve Almouzni (Institut Curie)
HISTONE VARIANTS AND THEIR PARTNERS SHAPING CHROMATIN AND CELL FATE
Salvador Aznar-Benitah (IRB Barcelona)
INTRAGENERATIONAL EPIGENETIC INFLUENCE OF FATTY ACIDS ON LIVER DISEASE AND CANCER
Shelley Berger (University of Pennsylvania)
Adrian Bracken (Trinity College Dublin)
POLYCOMB REPRESSIVE COMPLEXES IN DEVELOPMENT AND CANCER
Anne Brunet (Stanford University)
SPATIOTEMPORAL TRANSCRIPTOMIC PROFILING AT SINGLE-CELL RESOLUTION IDENTIFIES CELL PROXIMITY EFFECTS OF AGING AND REJUVENATION
Ian Chambers (University of Edinburgh)
Danette Daniels (Foghorn Therapeutics)
TARGETING CHROMATIN REGULATORY PROTEINS AND DISEASE WITH THERAPEUTIC DEGRADERS
Yael David (Sloan Kettering Institute)
THINKING OUTSIDE THE CHROMOSOME: INTERROGATING EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS IN NONCANONICAL CHROMATIN SPECIES
Francois Fuks (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
RNA MODIFICATIONS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Meritxell Huch (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics)
EXPLOITING LIVER ORGANOIDS TO UNDERSTAND REGENERATION AND CANCER MECHANISMS
Cigall Kadoch (Harvard University)
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF mSWI/SNF CHROMATIN REMODELING COMPLEXES IN HUMAN DISEASE 
Tony Kouzarides (Gurdon Institute)
RNA MODIFICATIONS PATHWAYS IN CANCER
Rob Martienssen (Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory)
Lluis Morey (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)
ROLE OF POLYCOMB PROTEINS IN CANCER AND DEVELOPMENT
Danny Reinberg (University of Miami)
Anne Schaefer (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)
EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS OF MICROGLIA PLASTICITY
Yang Shi (Ludwig Cancer Research)
CHROMATIN REGULATION AND HUMAN DISEASES
Ramin Shiekhattar (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Ali Shilatifard (Northwestern University)
EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla (Helmholtz Zentrum München)
EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS OF CELLULAR PLASTICIY AND REPROGRAMMING TO TOTIPOTENCY
Ashley Webb (Buck Institute)
EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS UNDERLYING SEX DIFFERENCES IN BRAIN AGING

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying ‘single’ or ‘shared’ registrants can bring a student for only €840. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 10, 11, 12 October 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Emily Meen to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Educational Need

The strong educational asset of this workshops is to enhance communication between junior and senior investigators. In particular, we are paying a strong attention towards fostering the chance for young scientists to present their work through a large number of short talks selected from submitted abstracts as well as through poster presentation. We allocated ample time for exchanging ideas and discussing novel hypothesis at the end of each session, as well as for informal interactions and networking. A career and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion round table will also be organized during the meeting.

Target Audience

This conference will be an ideal setting for PhD students, post-doc and group leaders working in the field of chromatin architecture, epigenetics, stem cell biology, single-cell biology, organoids and cancer. Scientists active in R&D of small, medium and big pharma or biotech companies will find an exciting new set of inputs and an interactive forum for exchange with academia.

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Karen Adelman

Harvard University

Genevieve Almouzni

Institut Curie

Salvador Aznar-Benitah

IRB Barcelona

Shelley Berger

University of Pennsylvania

Adrian Bracken

Trinity College Dublin

Anne Brunet

Stanford University

Ian Chambers

University of Edinburgh

Danette Daniels

Foghorn Therapeutics

Yael David

Sloan Kettering Institute

Francois Fuks

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Meritxell Huch

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Cigall Kadoch

Harvard University

Tony Kouzarides

Gurdon Institute

Rob Matienssen

Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

Lluis Morey

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Danny Reinberg

University of Miami

Anne Schaefer

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

Yang Shi

Ludwig Cancer Research

Ramin Shiekhattar

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ali Shilatifard

Northwestern University

Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Ashley Webb

Buck Institute

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 10th October 2024. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 13th October 2024.


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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Prices

Ticket Type Early Bird Full Price
Single
Choose this option if you will be attending the conference alone, or if you will bring accompanying guests that will not attend the meeting.
€2216 €2312
Shared
Choose this option if you wish to share with a colleague who is also attending the conference, or if you wish to be paired with another attendee of the same sex.
€1583 €1679
Student
Choose this option if you are a student. Please note all students will be paired with another attendee of the same sex if a room sharer is not specified. If you wish to have your own room, please register under the Single option.
€1487 €1583
Additional Person
This is the cost for an additional adult or child to join you in the same room, for the entire conference period. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. If you wish to extend your stay, please see our 'Extra night' prices.

Adult

€478

Child

€10

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

€244

Child

€0


All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (10, 11, 12 October 2024) on a single or shared basis. 
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant with two soft drinks or juices, coffee/tea and water
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant, plus two drinks vouchers (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer, or soft drink)
- BBQ Gala Dinner with three drink tickets (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Two drink tickets during the poster session (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (10, 11, 12 October 2024) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant with two soft drinks or juices, coffee/tea and water
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant, plus two drinks vouchers (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer, or soft drink)
- BBQ Gala Dinner with three drink tickets (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying guests must dine with the group.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (10, 11, 12 October 2024) on a shared basis per adult
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant
- BBQ Gala Dinner
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying children must dine with the group. No beverages are included for children and must be paid on consumption.

Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 0-10 years. Children aged 11+ years are classified as an adult.

Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Emily for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 0-11 years when accompanied by an adult. Children aged 11+ years are classified as an adult.

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Venue

Hilton Malta

We are excited to be visiting this beautiful Mediterranean destination in autumn 2024 – the Hilton Malta in St Julian’s, Malta. The oceanfront resort overlooks the stunning Portomaso Marina in St. Julian’s.

This beautiful hotel is located only 15 minutes from the ancient capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. As the countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.

This is not an all-inclusive property, but we have arranged a full food and beverage package for delegates during the conference period which is included within the registration fee. Breakfast will be at leisure each morning, but participants will dine together for conference lunches and dinners. For anyone staying any extra nights, the rate will be bed and breakfast only so delegates can choose whether to dine at the hotel or explore and eat elsewhere. 

Hotel facilities include;
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
•    4 Seasonal Outdoor Pools
•    Spa with Indoor Swimming Pool
•    Fitness Center and Tennis Court
•    3 Restaurants
•    2 Bars

Venue Rating

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Address

Vjal Portomaso St Julian's PTM, 01, Malta

Nearest Airport

Malta International Airport

Location

The Hilton Malta overlooks the stunning Portomaso Marina in St. Julian’s. This beautiful hotel is located only 15 minutes from the ancient capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Transportation

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes from Malta International Airport, the official airport of the Maltese Islands. Europeans will find this fairly easy to get to with regular flights from European cities such as London, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Paris, Rome, Munich, Zurich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zagreb etc. For international participants, connections are widely available from the above-mentioned cities.

Airport transfer details and recommended suppliers will be available shorlty.

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Local Activities

Local activity details will be announced here soon. 

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Group Activities

Group activity details will be announced here soon.

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Childcare

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

Download Abstract Template

Download Abstract Template

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

Download Abstract Template

Download Abstract Template

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4th Epigenetics Conference

From Mechanisms to Disease #Epigen24


10 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Luciano Di Croce
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

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