Genomic Imprinting – from Biology to Disease (Virtual Conference)

28 September - 01 October 2020Virtual Conference
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Abstract deadline 04 August 2020
  • Registration deadline 21 September 2020

Providing a forum for cross-disciplinary collaborations in imprinting research

  • Summary

    Owing to the ongoing situation with covid-19, this event will be organised as a virtual conference.

    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 1 pm (BST) on Monday 28 September and close at approximately 5 pm on Thursday 1 October 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

    Keynote speaker

    Jo Peters

    Jo Peters
    Medical Research Council, UK

    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

    Conference organiser

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

  • Registration / Accommodation
    Virtual registration rate  
    Student £50
    Delegates from LMICs* £50
    Academic £100
    Commercial £150

    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)

  • 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.

    All abstract submissions accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.

    Abstract deadline: 4 August 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.
  • Sponsors

    With thanks to our virtual conference sponsors: 

    MRC Holland – Sponsor


    A short talk prize has been sponsored by:

    VectorBuilder – Short Talk Pize Sponsor


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