Epigenomics of Common Diseases (Virtual Conference)

18 - 20 November 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Abstract deadline 22 September 2020
  • Registration deadline 11 November 2020

Registration opens soon.
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  • Summary

    Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, this event has been turned into a virtual conference.

    We are pleased to announce the 9th Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference and invite scientists working on experimental and computational epigenomics and epigenetics to showcase the latest developments in the field and discuss epigenomic approaches in common human diseases.

    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 maps, including populational and environmental epigenomic datasets.

    The conference will cover a broad spectrum of epigenomic discoveries, opportunities and challenges in human normal biology and in disease. This year’s topics include epigenetic classifiers, chromatin regulation in disease, population studies and multi ’omics’ epigenomics. We will highlight methodologies such as single cell sequencing and new bioinformatics approaches  and also discuss reference annotation of epigenomes.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at 12.30 on Wednesday, 18 November and close at 14.00 on Friday, 20 November 2020.

    Topics will include:

    • Single cell & technology
    • Epigenetic classifiers
    • Chromatin regulation in disease
    • Population studies
    • Multi ‘omics’ and integrative epigenomics
    • Reference annotation
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Daniele Fallin

    Daniele Fallin
    Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Bas Heijmans

    Bas Heijmans
    Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

    Nada Jabado

    Nada Jabado
    Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada

    Jonathan Mill

    Jonathan Mill
    University of Exeter, UK

    Keynote speakers

    Peter Laird

    Peter Laird
    Van Andel Institute, USA

    Confirmed speakers

    A full list of confirmed speakers will be available soon


    Conference organiser

    Nicole Schatlowski, Senior Scientific Programme Officer
    Laura Hubbard, Conference and Events Manager

  • Registration / Accommodation
    Virtual conference rate
    Student TBC
    Academic TBC
    Commercial TBC

    Virtual event details coming soon


  • Abstracts

    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.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    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.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

    Abstract deadline: 22 September 2020

    How to upload an abstract once you have already completed registration:

    1. Log back into your registration account using either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser, via link above the ‘Share’ button on the right hand column of this page
    2. Click on ‘Account’ (top right).
    3. Then click on ‘View account history’. This will show a table of your event registrations.
    4. In the right-hand column you will see the option to ‘Upload file’ – click on this and select to upload an abstract.
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  • Keynote lecture videos from 2019 meeting

    Epigenomics and Genome Function at Nucleotide Resolution

    Keynote lecture by John Stamatoyannopoulos (University of Washington & Altius Institute, USA) at Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2019

    Probing the epigenome for therapeutic opportunities

    Keynote lecture Cheryl Arrowsmith (University of Toronto, Canada) at Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2019