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DNA and RNA Methylation (A7)

Scientific Organizers: Chuan He and Ting Wang


January 21—25, 2018

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Cell Research


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 27, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 27, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Oct 27, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 28, 2017 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-A7 "DNA and RNA Methylation" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On September 27, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After September 27, 2017 until December 10, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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September 27, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 28, 2017 920.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After November 28, 2017 1120.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 28, 2017 695.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After November 28, 2017 895.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 27, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 27, 2017)

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Scholarship Deadline: September 27, 2017


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: October 27, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is September 27, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 28, 2017


Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 695.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1120.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 895.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, January 21 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, January 25 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, January 26 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

British/Columbia Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

British/Columbia Foyer

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pacific Ballroom
08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Pacific Ballroom
08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

Pacific Ballroom
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Chuan He, University of Chicago, USA

Joseph R. Ecker, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Epigenomic Signatures of Neuronal Diversity in the Mammalian Brain

09:30—12:00
Global DNA Methylation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Ting Wang, Washington University, USA

Dirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Sensitivity of Transcription Factors to Chromatin and DNA Methylation

Coffee Break

Alexander Meissner, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
DNA Methylation

Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
RNA-directed DNA Methylation

Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, China
Short Talk: Dynamic Epigenetic Landscapes during Early Lineage Specification

Art Petronis, University of Toronto, Canada
Short Talk: Circadian DNA Modification Hallmarks of Aging and Disease

12:00—12:45
Lunch

Pacific Ballroom
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 1

Pacific Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Epigenome and Computational Biology

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Ting Wang, Washington University, USA

Michael M. Hoffman, University of Toronto, Canada
Modeling Methyl-Sensitive Transcription Factor Motifs with an Expanded Epigenetic Alphabet

Hyung Joo Lee, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Cell Type-Specific DNA Methylation is Associated with Cell Fate Restriction during Zebrafish Fin Regeneration

Wei Li, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Cell Heterogeneity Adjusted CLonal Methylation (CHALM) Better Quantifies the Functional Consequences of DNA Methylation

Michael T. McManus, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Programmable de novo DNA Methylation in vivo

Jennifer M. SanMiguel, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Exploring the Role of Tet1 in Genomic Imprinting

Guifeng Wei, University of Oxford, UK
Nascent Epitranscriptome Profiling Reveals Widespread Intronic m6A in Mouse ES Cells

Bing Yao, Emory University, USA
DNA N6-Methyladenine is Dynamically Modified in the Mouse Brain Following Environmental Stress

Evangelos Kiskinis, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Dissecting DNA Methylation Dynamics During The Development And Function Of The Human Spinal Cord

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

British/Columbia Foyer
17:00—19:00
Dynamic DNA Methylation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, China

Wolf Reik, Babraham Institute, UK
Epigenetic Programming in Development and Ageing

Joseph F. Costello, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Evolution of the Epigenome during Tumor Progression

Anjana Rao, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Active DNA Demethylation

Bing Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Short Talk: Regulation of de novo DNA Methylation during Oogenesis

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pacific Ballroom
08:30—11:45
DNA Methylation in Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Joseph F. Costello, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Peter A. Jones, Van Andel Research Institute, USA
Awakening Endogenous Retroviruses for Cancer Therapy

Ting Wang, Washington University, USA
Transposable Elements in Normal and Cancer Epigenome

Coffee Break

Margaret A. Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
DNA Methylation in Leukemia

Dana C. Dolinoy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA
Longitudinal Effects of Developmental Exposures on Age-Related DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Kirsten Sadler, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Short Talk: Cell Cycle Arrest, Apoptosis and Immune Surveillance as Mechanisms to Eliminate Cells with DNA Hypomethylation

Yong Cheng, St. Jude children's Research Hospital, USA
Short Talk: Characterize the Functions of Dynamic DNA Methylation between Adult and Fetal Erythroid Cells

11:45—12:15
Meet the Editors

* Chuan He, University of Chicago, USA

12:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Pacific Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Pacific Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Hands-on Workshop: Engaging Roadmap, ENCODE, and 4DN Data using the WashU Epigenome Browser

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Ting Wang, Washington University, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

British/Columbia Foyer
17:00—19:00
Other DNA Methylation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Bing Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Yang Shi, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, USA
DNA 6mA Methylation

Andrew Xiao, Yale University, USA
The Recent Expansion of Epigenetic Regulatory Repertoire in Mammals

Chunxiao Song, University of Oxford, UK
Using Epigenetic Signatures in Cell-Free DNA for Cancer Detection

Silvia Monticelli, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
Short Talk: Dynamics of DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation in Human T Cell Responses

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Pacific Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Pacific Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pacific Ballroom
08:30—11:45
Dynamic RNA Methylation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Pedro J. Batista, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA

Chuan He, University of Chicago, USA
RNA Methylation in Gene Expression Regulation

Gideon Rechavi, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Biological Implications of Epitrancriptomics

Coffee Break

Samie Jaffrey, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Imaging Cellular Messengers with Genetically Encoded Sensors Composed of Circular RNA

Tao Pan, University of Chicago, USA
M6A Dependent RNA Interaction with a Low Complexity Protein Regulates Co-Transcriptional Gene Expression

Chengqi Yi, Peking University, China
Short Talk: Mapping the Functional Mammalian Epitranscriptome

Patrick Paddison, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Short Talk: N6-Methyladenosine Regulates Translation of Key Genes Required for Human Erythroid Lineage Specification

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Pacific Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Pacific Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

British/Columbia Foyer
17:00—19:00
RNA Methylation in Development and Cellular Processes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Chengqi Yi, Peking University, China

Jianjun Chen, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, USA
N6-Methyladenosine in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Sohail F. Tavazoie, Rockefeller University, USA
RNA Methylation Control of Nuclear Transcript Processing

Yunsun Nam, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Structural Studies of RNA Methylation

Pedro J. Batista, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: The Rna Helicase Ythdc2/Bgcn Regulates the Transition from Proliferation to Differentiation in the Germline Stem Cell Lineage

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Pacific Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Pacific Ballroom

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pacific Ballroom
08:30—11:45
RNA Methylation in Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Patrick Paddison, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Tariq M. Rana, University of California, San Diego, USA
RNA Methylation During Viral Infections

Stacy M. Horner, Duke University Medical Center, USA
RNA Methylation in Flaviviridae Virus Infection

Coffee Break

Suyun Huang, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
RNA Methylation in Glioma

Yanhong Shi, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, USA
RNA Modification in Glioblastoma

Housheng Hansen He, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Short Talk: Dynamic N6-Methyladenosine Epitranscriptomic Landscape in Lung Adenocarcinoma

Pooja Yadav, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Short Talk: N6 Methyladenosine RNA Demethylase Regulates Osteosarcoma Growth and DNA Damage Response

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: DNA and RNA Methylation in Diseases

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Chuan He, University of Chicago, USA

Humaira Gowher, Purdue University, USA
Biological Outcomes of the Catalytic Specialization of DNA Methyltransferases

Bryan Tsutomu Harada, University of Chicago, USA
m6A mRNA Methylation Regulates the Proliferation and Tumorigenicity of Endometrial Cancer

Hong Ji†, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Diesel Exhaust and House Dust Mite Allergen Alter TET1 Expression and Lead to Common Changes in Airway DNA Methylation

Brittany A. Law, Duke University, USA
Box C/D Small Nucleolar RNAs Regulate Gene Expression by Guiding 2 O-Methylation of mRNA

Yingli Sun†, Beijing Institute of Genomics, China
Maternal Trans-general Analysis of the Human Mitochondrial DNA Pattern

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

British/Columbia Foyer
17:00—18:45
Other RNA Methylation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
* Housheng Hansen He, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

Michaela Frye, University of Cambridge, UK
Regulatory Potential of Cytosine-5 Methylation in RNA

François Fuks, Université Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium
Transcriptome-Wide Distribution and Function of RNA Modifications

Juan Alfonzo, Ohio State University, USA
Bridging the Gap between RNA Editing and Modification: A 10-Year Solution to a 20-Year Problem

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/21/2017

British/Columbia Ballroom
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Pacific Ballroom
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Pacific Ballroom

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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