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Epigenomics (Z2)


Organizer(s) Bing Ren and Daniel Zilberman
March 29—April 3, 2015
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 3, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Jan 8, 2015
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 3, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2015

Sponsored by Constellation Pharmaceuticals and Curemark LLC

Joint Meeting: DNA Methylation (Z1)

Summary of Meeting:
Heritable, covalent modifications to DNA and histone proteins play an important role in an organism’s development and survival. Such epigenetic mechanisms have been increasingly linked to risks to a broad spectrum of human diseases. However, the exact function of epigenetic marks in development and disease pathogenesis remains to be better understood. With the help of recent technological advances in DNA sequencing technologies, epigenetic regulatory mechanisms have been investigated in a growing number of organisms at increasingly high resolution and scope. The results are an explosion in new genomic technologies, large-scale datasets and computational resources. The growing research field is now referred to as “epigenomics.” Epigenomics is still a young and growing field, and there are many challenges to investigators working on specific model organisms or disease who want to adopt this approach. This meeting is designed to capture the recent progress in the field in the same time bridge the technological gaps in the field, such as dataset availability, method adoption, data interpretation.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Joshua Bell
Emory University, USA

Aminah Wali
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)/Office of the Director (OD) Scholarship Recipients

Robert A. Beagrie
MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK

Yu Chen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Andrew Dimond
Babraham Institute, UK

Catherine Fahey
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Gilad Fuchs
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Teddy Jegu
Université Paris-Sud, France

Inkyung Jung
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Jelena Perovanovic
George Washington University, USA

Alicia N. Schep
Stanford University, USA

Vasavi Sundaram
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Natasha E. Weiser
University of Michigan, USA