Epigenomics Of Common Disease

Venue: Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
Abstract and Bursary deadline: 9 September|Registration deadline: 30 September

The 4th Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field.

This meeting will focus on epigenomic studies across a wide range of common and other diseases. It will explore the validation and replication of epigenome-wide association studies, and discuss the latest functional studies and model systems to understand epigenomic regulation. The 2014 programme will also include a debate on transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.

We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to epigenetic and epigenomic research. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Topics will include:

Epigenomics of disease
Model systems: animal and cellular models
Epigenetic gene regulation
Epigenetic epidemiology
Transgenerational epigenomics
Integration of genomics and epigenomics
Informatics and technology
Environmental epigenomics
Single cell epigenomics

Scientific programme committee
Stephan Beck University College London, UK
Susan Clark The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Andy Feinberg Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Caroline Relton University of Bristol, UK

Keynote speakers
Manolis Kellis, MIT, USA
Tony Kouzarides, Gurdon Institute, UK

Invited speakers
Andrea Baccarelli, Harvard School of Public Health, USA Jordana Bell, King’s College London, UK George Davey-Smith, University of Bristol, UK Brian Dias, Emory University, USA Andy Feinberg, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK Eugene Andres Houseman, Oregon State University, USA Steve Horvath, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Andrew Jaffe, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, USA Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard University, USA Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor, USA Mark McCarthy, University of Oxford, UK Alexander Meissner, Harvard University, USA Tim Mercer, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia Wolf Reik, Babraham Institute, UK Caroline Relton, University of Bristol, UK Paolo Sassone-Corsi, University of California, USA Henk Stunnenberg, Radboud University, The Netherlands Benjamin Tycko, Columbia University, USA Emma Whitelaw, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia