Epigenomics of Common Diseases

06 - 09 November 2015Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    The 5th 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

    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 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.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12.30 on Friday, 6 November
    and close at approximately 13.00 on Monday, 9 November 2015.

    Scientific sessions

    • Epigenomics of disease
    • Chromatin organisation
    • Model systems: animal and cellular models
    • Population epigenetics
    • Clinical epigenetics
    • Single cell epigenetics
    • Epigenetic engineering
    • Informatics and technology
  • Organisers / Speakers

    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
    Edith Heard
    Institut Curie, France
    Caroline Relton
    University of Bristol, UK

    Keynote speakers
    Greg Hannon CSHL, USA
    Edith Heard Institut Curie, France

    Confirmed speakers
    Julie Ahringer University of Cambridge, UK
    Adrian Bird
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Pilar Blancafort
    The University of Western Australia,
    Philippe Collas
    University of Oslo, Norway
    Manolis Dermitzakis
    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Peter DiMaggio
    Imperial College London, UK
    Joe Ecker
    Salk Institute, USA
    Janine Felix Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
    Peter Fraser Babraham Institute, UK
    Charles Gersbach
    Duke University, USA
    Anita Göndör Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Maja Jagodic Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Charlotte Ling Lund University, Sweden
    Thomas Rando Stanford University, USA
    Anjana Rao La Jolla Institute, USA
    Carmen Sapienza
    Temple University, USA
    Oliver Stegle
    Sarah Teichmann EMBL-EBI, UK
    Daniel Zilberman
    University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Conference organiser
    Laura Hubbard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £367.00
    Student On site twin accommodation £511.00
    Student On site single accommodation £602.00
    Academic No accommodation £467.00
    Academic On site twin accommodation £611.00
    Academic On site single accommodation £702.00
    Commercial No accommodation £567.00
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £711.00
    Commercial On site single accommodation £802.00

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Closed

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 6, 7 and 8 November 2015.
    Please note: there is limited on-site accommodation and this will be
    allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Therefore, early
    registration is recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Note that letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

    Information for general visitors and business visitors: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/business/business-activities/

  • Abstracts

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

    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.

    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

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstract guidelines

    • Format & Font: Prepare your abstract in Microsoft Word in 11-point Ariel Font.
    • Title: The title should be concise and be in bold, sentence case.
    • Author names: The presenting author’s name must be the first name to appear on the list of authors. Underline the name of the presenting author. For each author give the forename followed by the surname.
    • Affiliations: Please list the authors and affiliations directly under the title, separated by one empty line, and followed on additional lines as necessary. Indicate each author’s affiliation with a superscript numeral following the surname.
    • Abstract length: should not exceed one 1.5-spaced page. The total word limit is 400 words (to include title, authors, affiliations and abstract narrative).
    • Abstract narrative: must be clear and concise. Clearly describe the problem you are addressing, the results to date and any conclusions you can draw from them, so that your abstract can be evaluated by the programme committee. Avoid saying in effect ‘a solution to XYZ problem will be presented’. Please ensure that your abstract is checked for correctness of spelling and grammar in advance of submission.
    • Subheadings: Please avoid the use of subheadings in the abstract narrative.
    • References: A separate list of references at the end of the abstract is not necessary.
    • File name: should be the same as the surname of the presenting author.
    • Download a sample abstract document (Microsoft Word), which can be used for formatting purposes.
  • Bursaries

    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: Closed

  • Sponsors

    We thank the following organisations for their support: