Epigenomics of Common Diseases

01 - 04 November 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

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  • Summary

    The 6th 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 cancer, and will include 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 Tuesday, 1 November
    and close at approximately 14.00 on Friday, 4 November 2016.

    Topics will include:

    • Epigenomics of disease
    • Epigenetics in neuro-psychiatric disorders
    • Cancer epigenetics
    • Epigenetics of ageing
    • Nutritional epigenetics
    • Trans-generational epigenetic inheritance
    • Computational epigenomics
    • Population epigenetics
    • Clinical epigenetics
    • Single cell epigenetics
    • Informatics and technology
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Edith Heard Institut Curie, France
    Doug Higgs
    University of Oxford, UK
    Caroline Relton
    University of Bristol, UK
    Art Petronis
    University of Toronto, Canada

    Keynote speakers
    Anne Ferguson-Smith University of Cambridge, UK
    Oliver Rando UMass Medical School, USA

    Confirmed speakers
    Schahram Akbarian Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
    Stephan Beck UCL Cancer Institute, UK
    Irene Cantone MRC Clinical Science Centre, UK
    John Chambers Imperial College London, UK
    Bill Cookson Imperial College London, UK
    Manel Esteller  IDIBELL, Spain
    Daniele Fallin Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Andre Fischer Georg-August-University, Gottingen, Germany
    Anna Gloyn University of Oxford, UK
    Ivo Gut CNAG-CRG, Spain
    Petra Hajkova MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Imperial College London, UK
    Peter Jones Van Andel Research Institute, USA
    David Katz Emory University, USA
    John Marioni EMBL-EBI, UK
    Stefan Mundlos Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    John Pospisilik Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
    Wolf Reik Babraham Institute, UK
    David Ruff Fluidigm Corporation, USA
    Julian Sale MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
    Nicole Soranzo Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
    Francois Spitz Institut Pasteur, France

    Conference organiser
    Laura Hubbard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £374.00
    Student On site twin accommodation – SOLD OUT £523.00
    Student On site single accommodation – SOLD OUT £617.00
    Academic No accommodation £474.00
    Academic On site twin accommodation – SOLD OUT £623.00
    Academic On site single accommodation – SOLD OUT £717.00
    Commercial No accommodation £574.00
    Commercial On site twin accommodation – SOLD OUT £723.00
    Commercial On site single accommodation – SOLD OUT £817.00


    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 1, 2 and 3 November 2016.
    Please note: there is limited onsite 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Onsite accommodation has now sold out.
    Please contact the conference organiser to be added to the waitlist and
    receive alternative accommodation suggestions.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: 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 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

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • 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:

    If you are interested in supporting this event, please contact the
    conference organiser.