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Epigenomics of Common Diseases

7-10 November 2013
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Abstract and Bursary submission has now closed | Registration has now closed

The 3rd Wellcome Trust 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 field.
Epigenetic variation is now acknowledged to make a significant contribution to several common diseases in addition to cancer. Technological developments in the past few years have enabled links between changes to the epigenome and the development of disease to be investigated. The growing list of genes with epigenetic changes in disease continues to emphasize the importance of understanding the role of the epigenome in disease regulation.

We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to epigenetic and epigenomic research. Please note that several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Sessions will include:
Epigenomics of disease
Ecology, evolution and function
Epigenomics of model organisms and model systems
New technology
Epigenomics in populations
The dynamic nucleus
Quantitative epigenomics

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

Keynote speakers:
George Church, Harvard University, USA
Denise Barlow, CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Austria

Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, UK
George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, UK
Maurizio D'Esposito, IGB-ABT, CNR, Italy
Carol Dezateux, University College London, UK
Denis Duboule, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Tomas Ekström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Daniele Fallin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Peter Fraser, The Babraham Institute, UK
Eileen Furlong, EMBL, Germany
David Gilbert, Florida State University, USA
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Manolis Kellis, MIT, USA
Rob Klose, University of Oxford, UK
Eric Miska, University of Cambridge, UK
Gary Owens, University of Virginia, USA
Christina Richards, University of South Florida, USA
Yi Eve Sun, UCLA, USA
Cath Suter, Victor Chang CRI, Australia

Conference Programme:
The conference will start at approximately 13.00 on Thursday, 7 November and close at approximately 13.00 on Sunday, 10 November 2013.
Please click here to view a copy of the 2013 programme

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees:
Student No accommodation £358.00
Student On Site Twin accommodation £499.00
Student On Site Single accommodation £592.00
Student Single accommodation Holiday Inn Express/Red Lion £592.00
Academic No accommodation £458.00
Academic On Site Twin accommodation £599.00
Academic On Site Single accommodation £692.00
Academic Single accommodation Holiday Inn Express/Red Lion £692.00
Commercial No accommodation £558.00
Commercial On Site Twin accommodation £699.00
Commercial On Site Single accommodation £792.00
Commercial Single accommodation Holiday Inn Express/Red Lion £792.00

Registration and Accommodation:
The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 7, 8 and 9 November 2013.
The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

As we have limited bedrooms on-site, bedrooms on the Hinxton campus will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended. To view more information on the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation, please click here

Once we have reached capacity on campus, accommodation will be provided off site at the Holiday Inn Express, Whittlesford and the Red Lion, Whittlesford. Complimentary shuttle services will be provided to the Conference Centre in the morning and back in the evening. The newly opened Holiday Inn and Red Lion, Whittlesford, is 3 miles from the Conference Centre. To view more information on the Holiday Inn, please click here

Please Note: All accommodation on site and at the Holiday Inn and Red Lion in Whittlesford has now SOLD OUT.
If you wish to look at accommodation in Cambridge we will provide a shuttles service to and from the conference centre. Please click here to view details of alternative accommodation

The hotels in Cambridge that will be close to the transfers are:

De Vere University Arms

Crowne Plaza

Best Western Gonville Hotel

Alternatively please visit for information on hotels in Cambridge.

Registration has now closed.

Abstracts and Posters

Abstracts and Posters:
Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as a several presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration.
If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Laura on no later than 2 September 2013. Registration must be completed in order for your abstract to be considered.

After the abstract deadline the scientific committee will assess your abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk 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 submission has now closed.

Travel Visas:
If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail

Conference organiser contact details
Laura Hubbard
Direct dial: +44 (0) 1223 495110
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 495023


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