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Epigenetic Programming and Inheritance
Organizer(s): Joseph H. Nadeau, Marisa S. Bartolomei, Peter Gluckman and Wolf Reik
Date: April 06 - 10, 2014
Location: Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Epigenetics is emerging as a fundamentally important area of biological and medical research with implications for our understanding of developmental and physiological processes, for childhood and adult disease, as well as for an unexpected and important new mode of inheritance. Epigenetics deals with phenotypic changes that are independent of the underlying DNA sequence. These mechanisms modulate gene expression, RNA biology and protein function throughout development and adulthood and are strongly influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Anomalies can lead to birth defects, metabolic disease, cancer and behavioral changes. Recent evidence shows that epigenetic features can be transmitted across generations, suggesting that molecular changes in addition to DNA sequence differences control phenotypic variation and disease risk and therefore that epigenetics might be as important as genetics in organismal biology. This meeting will bring together both established researchers and rising stars; for the first time individuals focusing on molecular mechanisms can interact with those studying population consequences, with the hope that these two communities will begin to work together to understand epigenetics in the context of health and disease.
Scholarship Deadline: December 5 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 5 2013
Abstract Deadline: January 14 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 4 2014
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Development, The Company of Biologists LtdEscher Fund for AutismLandes BioscienceMarch of Dimes Foundation Grant No. 4-FY14-469Zymo Research Corporation
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EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization)
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