Conference: Swedish Epigenetics and Chromatin Meeting 2017 (EpiChrom 2017)


Artwork credit: Dr. Mhairi Towler – University of Dundee/Vivomotion (www.vivomotion.co.uk), Link Li and Dr. Paul Harrison – University of Dundee

 

The main goal of EpiChrom 2017 is to provide common grounds for meeting, networking and establishing collaboration among researchers in Sweden studying epigenetics and chromatin. Epigenetics has proven important in defining cell identity and dysregulation of epigenetic mechanisms is associated with disease.  The field studies chromatin, non-coding RNA, transcription factors and DNA modifications, among others, and their consequences on the transcriptome. Epigenetics is one of the youngest fields in Life Sciences and in recent years has witnessed an unprecedented growth. As the field is a highly interdisciplinary,  EpiChrom 2017 welcomes presentation of research spanning from molecular biology, to medicine, to bioinformatics and mathematics.

 

Registration and abstract submission

Abstract submission page

Abstract submission deadline: October 15

Response from organizers regarding your abstract: November 6

Registration page

Registration deadline: November 23

For questions regarding the registration, please contact elina.staaf@scilifelab.uu.se

 

Venue

Rudbecksalen, Rudbeck Laboratory, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 20, Uppsala

 

Program Day 1 (preliminary, updated July 31)

08:00 Registration, coffee and sandwiches
08:30 WELCOME ADDRESS FROM ORGANISERS
08:40 Session I: UNDERSTANDING EPIGENETICS I
10:00 Invited speaker: Prof. Chandrasekhar Kanduri, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell biology at Institute of Biomedicine at University of Gothenburg.
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session II: EPIGENETICS IN HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES
12:40 Lunch
Poster session 1
14:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Prof. Henk Stunnenberg, Department of Molecular Biology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), the Netherlands.
14:50 Session III: EPIGENOMICS
16:10 Coffee and sweets
16:40  Session IV: EPIGENETICS IN SOLID TUMOURS
18:00  End of Day 1

Program Day 2 (preliminary, updated July 31)

08:00 Coffee and sandwhiches
08:20 Session V: UNDERSTANDING EPIGENETICS II
9:40 Invited speaker: Dr. Yuri Schwartz, Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University.
10:10 Coffee break
10:40 Session VI: EPIGENETICS ACROSS SPECIES
12:00 Lunch
Poster session 2
13:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Assistant Prof. Jason Ernst, Department of Biological Chemistry, Computer Science Department and the Bioinformatics Program at UCLA, USA
14:20  Session VII: EPIGENETICS IN COMPLEX HUMAN DISEASES
15:40  Coffee and sweets
16:10 Session VIII: EPIGENETIC DRUGS
17:50 CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

All presentations apart from the Keynotes and Invited have 20 min allotted, 15 min for the presentation, and 5 min for questions afterwards. Presentations must be loaded onto the presentation computer in advance: either before the first lecture, or during the lunch.

Participants are strongly encouraged to submit their work-in-progress for a poster presentation. We have space for 20 posters. Abstracts will be reviewed by the meeting committee, and successful poster presenters will be notified latest 3 weeks before the meeting.

Company sponsors

Merck

Nordic Biolabs

Nordic Diagnostica

 

Scientific Committee

Antonia Kalushkova*, Postdoctoral Fellow, SciLifeLab, Uppsala University (IGP)

Klev Diamanti, PhD student, SciLifeLab, Uppsala University (ICM)

Helena Jernberg-Wiklund, Professor, SciLifeLab, Uppsala University (IGP)

Jan Komorowski, Professor, SciLifeLab, Uppsala University (ICM)

 

*Contact the committee via: antonia.kalushkova@igp.uu.se