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Chromatin: From nucleosomes to chromosomes
30 April - 2 May 2014

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Registration has now closed as the conference has reached full capacity - please see details below to join the waitlist

This 3-day meeting continues the Wellcome Trust conference series focused on fundamental aspects of chromatin biology. The 2014 conference will focus on the latest developments in understanding chromatin structure and function, particularly gene expression and genome integrity. This meeting will bring together the leading researchers in chromatin and chromosome structure, epigenetic gene regulation and chromosome fibre interactions to explore outstanding questions in the field and enable participants to identify new research opportunities and collaborations.

We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to chromatin research. Many oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Sessions will include:
Nucleosome positioning and remodelling
Histone variants and chaperones
Gene regulation by distal regulatory elements
Histone modifications

Heterochromatin and transcriptional silencing
Polycomb-mediated regulation

Chromatin fibres and nuclear dynamics
Chromosome integrity

Scientific organising committee:
Emily Bernstein, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Nick Gilbert, University of Edinburgh, UK
Adam West, University of Glasgow, UK

Keynote speakers:
Bill Earnshaw, University of Edinburgh, UK
Jane Mellor, University of Oxford, UK

Confirmed speakers:
Luis Aragon
, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK
Peter Adams, University of Glasgow, UK
Emily Bernstein, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

Ben Black, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Adrian Bracken, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
M. Cristina Cardoso, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Mikhail Eltsov, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Eileen Furlong, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Nick Gilbert, University of Edinburgh, UK
Sandra Hake, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Edith Heard, Curie Institute, Paris, France
Rob Klose, University of Oxford, UK
Frank Pugh, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dirk Schübeler, FMI, Basel, Switzerland
Peter Verrijzer, Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Adam West, University of Glasgow, UK

Conference Programme:
The conference will start with registration from 9.30 and talks starting at approximately 11.00 on Wednesday, 30 April and close at approximately 14.30 on Friday, 2 May 2014.
Due to an early start on Wednesday, 30 April. Accommodation can be booked for the night of 29 April.

A copy of the programme is available here.

Registration & Accommodation

Registration Fees:
Student No Accommodation £275.00
Student Twin Accommodation £369.00
Student Single Accommodation £431.00
Academic No Accommodation £375.00
Academic Twin Accommodation £469.00
Academic Single Accommodation £531.00
Commercial No Accommodation £475.00
Commercial Twin Accommodation £569.00
Commercial Single Accommodation £631.00

An additional night’s accommodation and dinner can be booked for 29 April at the rate of £116.00.

Please note:
Chromatin: From nucleosomes to chromosomes has reached full capacity. At this time we are accepting waitlist requests.
If you would like to join the waitlist please e-mail
Payment will not be requested at this time.

The standard accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 30 April & 1 May 2014.
The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

As we have limited bedrooms on-site, accommodation on the Hinxton campus will be allocated on a first come, first served basis; therefore, early registration is recommended. To view more information on the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation, please click here
Pre-conference accommodation & dinner on 29 April 2014
Dinner and accommodation will be available the evening before the conference (at an additional cost of £116). If you would like to select this option, please choose it during the registration process. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces.

Please note: On site accommodation has now sold out.

Once we have reached capacity on campus, accommodation we recomend booking the nearby Holiday Inn Express, Whittlesford. Complimentary shuttle services will be provided to the Conference Centre in the morning and back in the evening. The newly opened Holiday Inn, Whittlesford, is 3 miles from the Conference Centre. To view more information on the Holiday Inn, please click here
Please quote ‘Wellcome Trust’ and our corporate ID number 954310889, they will ensure you get our discounted rate of £89.00 per night bed and breakfast. 

Abstracts & 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.

The abstract deadline has now passed and abstracts are currently under review.

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.

The deadline for bursary applications has passed. 

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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