BioMed Central conference - Epigenetics & Chromatin: Interactions and processes
24 Jan 2013
Conference: Epigenetics & Chromatin: Interactions and processes
Place: Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA
Date: 11–13 March 2013
In conjunction with the journal Epigenetics & Chromatin, the open access publisher BioMed Central is proud to present its first Epigenetics & Chromatin conference, “Epigenetics & Chromatin: Interactions and processes” at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA from 11-13 March 2013.
The aim of this exciting conference is to address the next challenge in the field of epigenetics by discussing genome-wide analysis of epigenomes, together with in-depth biochemistry of chromatin components.
Speakers from ten distinct but related areas of epigenetic research will come together to share their expertise and knowledge, including:
• Adrian Bird, University of Edinburgh, UK: Methylating and demethylating DNA.
• Jeannie Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA: Interactions between non-coding RNA and chromatin (shaping chromatin with RNA).
• Peter A Jones, University of Southern California, USA: Chromatin changes and remembering cell fate through mitosis.
As committee organiser and co Editor-in-Chief of Epigenetic and Chromatin journal, Frank Grosveld, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, explains. “The field of Epigenetics is increasingly moving from descriptive studies to functional studies. The role of epigenetic changes in disease processes are becoming increasingly important. Epigenetic mechanisms provide heritable changes in gene expression and consequently cellular phenotype in addition to genetics. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to reflect on and discuss these developments with peers and colleagues within a wider context at the Epigenetics & Chromatin: Interactions and processes conference.”
For the full list of speakers, the program and for how to register please visit the conference website. For further details, press passes and to pre-arrange interviews please contact the press office.
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Notes to Editors
1. BioMed Central (http://www.biomedcentral.com/) is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher, which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All peer-reviewed research articles published by BioMed Central are made immediately and freely accessible online, and are licensed to allow redistribution and reuse. BioMed Central is part of Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global publisher in the STM sector. @BioMedCentral
2. Epigenetics & Chromatin (http://www.epigeneticsandchromatin.com/) aims to understand how gene and chromosomal elements are regulated and their activities maintained during cell division, differentiation and environmental alteration. Epigenetic research is concerned with heritable changes that do not change DNA sequence, but rather involve stable modifications of chromatin, DNA or protein conformation. Epigenetics is a broad area of research that is important for understanding the basic processes of cellular life, and as such has implications for a wide range of disciplines. The field encompasses studies that use model systems to discover and investigate epigenetic mechanisms, as well as studies aimed at combating diseases that involve epigenetic processes. @EpigenChromatin