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Epigenomics of Common Diseases (Virtual Conference)

16 - 18 November 2021Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Abstract deadline 21 September 2021
  • Registration deadline 19 October 2021

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Showcasing epigenomic approaches in common human diseases

  • Summary

    The 10th Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will again bring scientists working on experimental and computational epigenomics and epigenetics together 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.

    This year’s topics include population studies, chromatin regulation, ageing and disease, and multi ’omics’ epigenomics. We will highlight new technologies and will also discuss emerging translational approaches and drug discoveries.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 1 pm (GMT) on Tuesday 16 November and close at approximately 5 pm on Thursday 18 November 2021.

    Topics will include:

    • Population epigenetics
    • Multi-omics approaches
    • Chromatin, Ageing and Disease
    • Emerging Technologies
    • New Frontiers and Translation


  • 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

    Ana Pombo

    Ana Pombo
    Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

    Confirmed speakers

    A full list of speakers will be available shortly.


    Conference organiser

    Laura Wyatt, Conference and Events Manager
    Jane Murphy, Scientific Programme Officer

  • Registration / Accommodation
    Virtual conference rate  
    Student TBC
    Delegates from LMICs* TBC
    Academic TBC
    Commercial TBC

    The virtual registration package includes: Access to all live-streamed sessions (including poster sessions and online networking channels), as well as access to all sessions ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event.

    * To increase the international diversity of attendees at our meetings, we have reduced fees for delegates from Lower and Middle Income Countries (see list of countries here). If you are in need of financial support to cover the registration fees and would like to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser. You will be asked to submit a CV and a letter stating financial need and how participation would benefit your scientific career.

    Log in details for the virtual conference portal will be provided in the week before the event.


  • 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.

    Abstract deadline: 21 September 2021

    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.
  • Sponsors
  • Keynote lecture videos from 2020 meeting

    Understanding Complex Traits and Diseases with Single-Cell Epigenomics

    Keynote lecture by Bing Ren (University of California San Diego, USA) at Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2020

    Origins of DNA methylation abnormalities in cancer

    Keynote lecture by Peter Laird (Van Andel Institute, USA) at Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2020