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Epigenomics of Common Diseases
13-16 September 2011
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

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Summary
This new Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the latest developments in this fast developing field. Sessions in the meeting will be devoted to recent developments with particular emphasis on genome-wide approaches that are revolutionizing the field.

Epigenetic variation is now acknowledged to make a significant contribution to common diseases in addition to cancer. Recent technological developments have made it possible to conduct epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) to investigate the link between changes to the epigenome and the development of disease.


Sessions will include:

Epigenomic studies including EWAS across a wide range of common diseases
New technologies
Functional and computational analysis of epigenomes
Mechanism of epigenomic change
Model systems and model organisms
Integration of genomics and epigenomics
Ethical, legal and social implications of epigenetic research
New Initiatives and resources for conducting epigenomic research

Scientific Organising 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
Anne Ferguson-Smith University of Cambridge, UK


Confirmed speakers:
Steve Baylin John Hopkins University, USA
Tim Bestor Columbia University Medical Centre, USA
Adrian Bird Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, UK
Christoph Bock Harvard University, USA
Susan Clark The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Caroline Dean John Innes Centre, UK
Andy Feinberg Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Amanda Fisher MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK
Paul Flicek EBI, UK
Edith Heard CNRS Institute Curie, France
Peter Hinterdorfer Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
Rafael Irizarry John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Peter Jones University of Southern California, USA
Jane Kaye University of Oxford, UK
Manolis Kellis MIT, USA
Stephen Kingsmore The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, USA
John Mattick University of Queensland, Australia
Mats Nilsson Uppsala University, Sweden
Vardhman Rakyan Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
Oliver Rando University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Caroline Relton Newcastle University, UK
Wolf Reik Babraham Institute, UK
Bing Ren Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, USA
Tim Spector King’s College London, UK
John Stamatoyannopoulos University of Washington, USA
Kari Steffansen deCODE genetics, Inc., Iceland
Henk Stunnenberg Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, NL
John Todd Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Ben Tycko Columbia University, USA
Emma Whitelaw Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia


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