Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2013

March 24, 2013

The 3rd 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.
Epigenetic variation is now acknowledged to make a significant contribution to several common diseases in addition to cancer. Technological developments in the past few years have enabled links between changes to the epigenome and the development of disease to be investigated. The growing list of genes with epigenetic changes in disease continues to emphasize the importance of understanding the role of the epigenome in disease regulation.
The Wellcome Trust appreciates abstracts from all areas relevant to epigenetic and epigenomic research. Please note that several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Sessions will include:

  • Epigenomics of disease
  • Ecology, evolution and function
  • Epigenomics of model organisms and model systems
  • New technology
  • Epigenomics in populations
  • The dynamic nucleus
  • Quantitative epigenomics

Scientific organising 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
  • Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK

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