6th Wellcome Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2016 Cambridge

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  • At the 6th Epige­nomics of Com­mon Dis­eases con­fer­ence the Well­come Genome Cam­pus will bring together lead­ing sci­en­tists from the fields of epige­nomics, genet­ics and bioin­for­mat­ics to dis­cuss the lat­est devel­op­ments in this fast-​moving area. The event will com­mence on Octo­ber 14, 2016 in Hinx­ton, United King­dom.

    Epi­ge­netic vari­a­tion plays an impor­tant role in dis­ease processes and pro­vides a promis­ing focus for dis­ease pre­dic­tion, pre­ven­tion and treat­ment. Tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ments in the past few years have fuelled a dra­matic increase in the scale, breadth and avail­abil­ity of epige­nomic ref­er­ence data. In addi­tion, novel devel­op­ments such as sin­gle cell analy­sis and gene edit­ing present excit­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties. Asso­ci­a­tions between epi­ge­netic vari­a­tion, a vari­ety of risk fac­tors and the devel­op­ment of many dis­eases con­tinue to emerge but causal­ity has, in many instances, not yet been established.

    This meet­ing will focus on epige­nomic stud­ies across of a wide range of com­mon and other dis­eases includ­ing can­cer, and will include approaches from a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines. It will explore tech­no­log­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal devel­op­ments and pro­vide a forum to present and dis­cuss recent advances in epige­nomics of rel­e­vance to human disease.

    Keynote speakers

    • Anne Ferguson-​Smith – Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, UK
    • Oliver Rando UMass – Med­ical School, USA

    Con­firmed speakers

    • Schahram Akbar­ian – Icahn School of Med­i­cine at Mount Sinai, USA
    • Stephan Beck – UCL Can­cer Insti­tute, UK
    • John Cham­bers – Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • Bill Cook­son – Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • Manel Esteller – IDI­BELL, Spain
    • Daniele Fallin – Johns Hop­kins Bloomberg School of Pub­lic Health, USA
    • Andre Fis­cher – Georg-​August-​University, Got­tin­gen, Germany
    • Anna Gloyn – Uni­ver­sity of Oxford, UK
    • Ivo Gut – CNAG-​CRG, Spain
    • Petra Hajkova – MRC Clin­i­cal Sci­ences Cen­tre, UK
    • Peter Jones – Van Andel Research Insti­tute, USA
    • David Katz – Emory Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • John Mar­i­oni – EMBL-​EBI, UK
    • Ste­fan Mund­los – Char­ité Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Berlin, Germany
    • John Pospisi­lik – Max Planck Insti­tute of Immuno­bi­ol­ogy and Epi­ge­net­ics, Germany
    • Wolf Reik – Babra­ham Insti­tute, UK
    • David Ruff – Flu­idigm Cor­po­ra­tion, USA
    • Julian Sale – MRC Lab­o­ra­tory of Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy, UK
    • Nicole Soranzo – Well­come Trust Sanger Insti­tute, UK
    • Fran­cois Spitz — Insti­tut Pas­teur, France

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    We wel­come abstracts from all areas rel­e­vant to the main themes of the meet­ing, for both oral and poster pre­sen­ta­tions. Sev­eral oral pre­sen­ta­tions will be cho­sen from the abstracts submitted.

    Please reg­is­ter prior to sub­mit­ting your abstract. Please note: abstracts will only be con­sid­ered from reg­is­tered delegates.

    The sci­en­tific pro­gramme com­mit­tee will assess your abstract after the dead­line has passed and you will be noti­fied whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    • Epige­nomics of disease
    • Epi­ge­net­ics in neuro-​psychiatric disorders
    • Can­cer epigenetics
    • Epi­ge­net­ics of ageing
    • Nutri­tional epigenetics
    • Trans-​generational epi­ge­netic inheritance
    • Com­pu­ta­tional epigenomics
    • Pop­u­la­tion epigenetics
    • Clin­i­cal epigenetics
    • Sin­gle cell epigenetics
    • Infor­mat­ics and technology


    A lim­ited num­ber of reg­is­tra­tion bur­saries are avail­able for PhD stu­dents to attend this con­fer­ence (up to 50% of the reg­is­tra­tion fee) from Well­come Genome Cam­pus Sci­en­tific Conferences.

    The fol­low­ing doc­u­ments will need to be provided:

    • Abstract, CV
    • Cov­er­ing letter
    • Let­ter from supervisor

    To apply, please con­tact the con­fer­ence organ­iser. Bur­sary dead­line: 6 Sep­tem­ber 2016

    Organ­is­ing Committee

    Sci­en­tific pro­gramme committee

    • Edith Heard – Insti­tut Curie, France
    • Doug Higgs – Uni­ver­sity of Oxford, UK
    • Car­o­line Rel­ton – Uni­ver­sity of Bris­tol, UK
    • Art Petro­nis – Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, Canada

    Con­fer­ence organiser

    • Laura Hub­bard – Well­come Genome Cam­pus, UK
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