Genomic Imprinting – from Biology to Disease

28 - 30 September 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early bird deadline 23 June 2020
  • Bursary deadline 07 July 2020
  • Abstract deadline 21 July 2020
  • Registration deadline 01 September 2020

Providing a forum for cross-disciplinary collaborations in imprinting research

  • Summary

    We are pleased to announce the first multidisciplinary conference on Genomic Imprinting – from Biology to Disease.

    Informed by recent technical developments in various ‘omics’ techniques, the field of genomic imprinting is progressing fast and the relevance to clinical medicine is increasing rapidly. This conference aims at bringing together basic research scientists, health care professionals and others from different disciplines in order to share expertise in genomic imprinting and imprinting disorders and provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

    Besides mechanisms in epigenetics and imprinting, including its life cycle, the conference will highlight new techniques and methodologies in imprinting research. We will also discuss inherited factors and the influence of the environment, and explore clinical aspects and imprinting disorders.

    The conference is held in collaboration with the newly formed International Genomic Imprinting Society (IGIS).

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 11.30 on Monday 28 September and close at approximately 14.00 on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

    Topics will include:

    • Epigenetics mechanisms and imprinting
    • Life Cycle of Imprinting
    • Environment and imprinting
    • Inherited factors
    • Clinical aspects
    • Imprinting disorders and beyond
    • Techniques and sequencing
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Marisa Bartolomei

    Marisa Bartolomei
    University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Eamonn Maher

    Eamonn Maher
    University of Cambridge, UK

    David Monk

    David Monk
    IDIBELL, Spain / University of East Anglia, UK

    Irene Netchine

    Irene Netchine
    Sorbonne University, France

    Confirmed speakers

    Marisa Bartolomei – University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Deborah Bourc’his – Institut Curie, France
    Stormy Chamberlain – University of Connecticut, USA
    Tim De Meyer – University of Ghent, Belgium
    Robert Feil – IGMM Montpellier, France
    Anne Ferguson-Smith – University of Cambridge, UK
    Rosalind John – Cardiff University, UK
    Masayo Kagami – NCCHD, Japan
    Gavin Kelsey – Babraham Institute, UK
    Agnès Linglart – CHU Paris-Sud, France
    Mellissa Mann – Magee Womens Research Institute, USA
    Irène Netchine – Sorbonne University, France
    Wolf Reik – Babraham Institute, UK
    Marilyn Renfree – University of Melbourne, Australia
    Matt Silver – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Rima Slim – McGill University, Canada
    Kari Stefansson – Decode, Iceland
    Yonatan Stelzer – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Karen Temple – University of Southampton, UK
    Yi Zhang – Harvard Medical School, USA


    Conference organiser

    Nicole Schatlowski, Senoir Senior Scientific Programme Officer
    Amanda Fletcher, Conference & Events Organiser

  • Registration / Accommodation
    Early bird discount
    (until 23 June 2020)

    Standard rate
    (after 23 June 2020)
    Student No accommodation £313 £413
    Student On-site twin accommodation £420 £520
    Student On-site single accommodation £486 £586
    Academic No accommodation £413 £513
    Academic On-site twin accommodation £520 £620
    Academic On-site single accommodation £586 £686
    Commercial No accommodation £513 £613
    Commercial On-site twin accommodation £620 £720
    Commercial On-site single accommodation £686 £786

    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.

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 28 and 29 September 2020. 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.

    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.

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  • 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: 21 July 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.
  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

    The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

    • Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
    • CV
    • A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
    • A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need

    If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: 07 July 2020

    Additional funding opportunities
    Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

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