Epigenetics

The field of epigenetics covers the diverse processes through which non-genetic information, encoded outside DNA nucleotide sequence, is regulated and transmitted through cell divisions, and, in some cases, vertically across generations. Since the first meeting in 1995, the Epigenetics GRC has been an important forum for sharing new results and fostering the development of this rapidly advancing field. Throughout its sixteen-year history, this conference series has focused on the molecular mechanisms that underlie epigenetic phenomena in a broad range of eukaryotes. The 2013 Epigenetics conference will continue this emphasis on underlying mechanisms, including RNA-directed chromatin modification, DNA modification dynamics, RNA inheritance, three-dimensional nuclear organization, and prions. In addition, selected sessions will explore active subtopics, such as epigenomics, transgenerational inheritance, and the intersection of epigenetics and the environment.

The conference will bring together leaders from a variety of disciplines working on diverse experimental platforms, as well as humans. Space in each session will be reserved for presentations to be selected from submitted abstracts, and will include talks from both younger scientists and established researchers with new, exciting findings. Poster presentations are invited from all participants.

Bryant University, located close to Providence, RI, will be the venue for this conference.
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Preliminary Program
A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders, where known, are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by April 4, 2013. Please check back for updates.

Overview of Epigenetic Mechanisms and Phenomena
(Marjori Matzke)
Deposition of Silencing Marks
(Steve Jacobsen)
Erasure of Silencing Marks
(Wolf Reik / Alexander Meissner)
Non-coding RNA & RNA Inheritance
(Rob Martienssen)
Nuclear Organization
(Edith Heard / Jason Brickner)
Epigenomics
(Joe Ecker)
Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance
(Bill Kelly / Vincent Colot)
Epigenetic / Environmental Interactions
(Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid / Shunsuke Ishii)
Epigenetics & Disease / Synthesis
(Henk Stunnenberg)

4 Aug - 9 Aug 2013
Smithfield
United States of America
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