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Communications in Epigenetics: state of the art and beyond in chromatin biology and pathophysiology

New Content ItemWe are proud to announce a new cross-journal thematic series between Springer Nature’s Clinical Epigenetics and Epigenetics Communications, guest edited by Renata Z. Jurkowska, Frank Johannes and Tomasz K. Wojdacz. This series was inspired by vibrant discussions at the inaugural edition of the Clinical Epigenetics & Epigenetics Communication International Conference (CLEPIC) in June 2022 in Poland and will cover the latest advances in epigenetic research, ranging from basic epigenetic mechanisms across different organisms to applied clinical epigenetics.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Epigenetic Mechanisms
Epigenetics of Disease
Epigenetic Biomarkers
Epigenetic Drugs
Cancer Epigenetics
Epigenomic Approaches across the tree of life
Computational Analysis of Epigenomes
Epigenetics in Development and Ageing

We accept original research articles, reviews, perspectives, and opinion articles. For our recently launched Epigenetics Communications journal, we explicitly welcome well-executed studies that showcase and discuss alternative conclusions/interpretations of well-established epigenetic phenomena, as well as technically sound studies that “fail” to prove a scientific hypothesis (so-called “negative data”). Altogether, we aim for this Series to provide a comprehensive reference work of the many exciting developments in the field.

Inquiries can be made to Renata Z. Jurkowska (, Frank Johannes ( and Tomasz K. Wojdacz (

  1. The protocadherin proteins are cell adhesion molecules at the crossroad of signaling pathways playing a major role in neuronal development. It is now understood that their role as signaling hubs is not only im...

    Authors: Arnaud Carrier, Cécile Desjobert, Valérie Lobjois, Lise Rigal, Florence Busato, Jörg Tost, Miquel Ensenyat-Mendez, Diego M. Marzese, Anne Pradines, Gilles Favre, Laurence Lamant, Luisa Lanfrancone, Chantal Etievant, Paola B. Arimondo and Joëlle Riond
    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2022 14:156
  2. Cystoscopy is the gold standard for bladder cancer detection, but is costly, invasive and has imperfect diagnostic accuracy. We aimed to identify novel and accurate DNA methylation biomarkers for non-invasive ...

    Authors: Heidi Dietrichson Pharo, Marine Jeanmougin, Eirill Ager-Wick, Hege Marie Vedeld, Anne Klara Sørbø, Christina Dahl, Louise Katrine Larsen, Hilde Honne, Sara Brandt-Winge, May-Britt Five, Sara Monteiro-Reis, Rui Henrique, Carmen Jeronimo, Kenneth Steven, Rolf Wahlqvist, Per Guldberg…
    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2022 14:115