Conference: Swedish Epigenetics and Chromatin Meeting, 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 is closed

Registration is closed, as the room is now full.

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

 

Venue

Rudbecksalen, Rudbeck Laboratory, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 20, Uppsala

Detailed program EpiChrom 2017

 

Program overview Day 1

08:00 Registration, coffee and sandwiches
08:30 WELCOME ADDRESS FROM ORGANISERS
08:40 Session I: UNDERSTANDING EPIGENETICS I
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Session II: EPIGENETICS IN SOLID TUMORS
11:30 Coffee break
11:50 Session III: EPIGENETICS IN HEMATOLIGICAL MALIGNANCIES
13:10 Lunch
Poster session 1
14:15 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Immune memory
15:15 Coffee and sweets
15:50 Session IV: EPIGENETICS AND IMMUNITY
17:10  – 18:10  Mingle

Program overview Day 2

08:20 Session V: UNDERSTANDING EPIGENETICS II
9:50 The future of epigenetic and SciLifeLab
10:10 Coffee break
10:40 Session VI: EPIGENETICS ACROSS SPECIES
12:00 Lunch
Poster session 2
13:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Computational Epigenomic Approaches for Deciphering the Non-coding Human Genome
14:00 Coffee break
14:20  Session VII: EPIGENOMICS
15:40  Coffee and sweets
16:10 Session VIII: EPITOOLS
17:20 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

BioNordika

Diagenode

Merck

Nordic Biolabs / Active Motif

Nordic Diagnostica / Chromatrap

 

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