2nd Epigenetics Conference

A visual representation of DNA double helix
From Mechanisms to Disease 28 February, 2020 - 2 March, 2020

Nassau, Bahamas


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General Information

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.

Registration Deadlines:

  • Early Bird – 13 Sep 2019
  • Talk Submission – 20 Sep 2019
  • Poster Submission – 20 Dec 2019
  • Registration Deadline – 20 Dec 2019


Meeting organisers:



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)