Epigenetics & Chromatin: Interactions and processes – a BioMed Central conference

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BioMed Central will be hosting this inaugural conference in association with its journal Epigenetics & Chromatin at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, on the 11-13 March 2013.

 

The conference will have a strong focus on how epigenetic components come together to regulate cellular processes. “Epigenetics research is progressing from a listing of component parts to a fuller understanding of dynamic processes,” states Steven Henikoff (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), conference organizer and co-Editor-in-Chief of Epigenetics & Chromatin. Henikoff continues that “Many disease states are increasingly recognized as having both a genetic and an epigenetic basis, and chromatin regulators are often found to be cancer driver genes,”. This conference will highlight how the discovery of these epigenetic changes are increasingly relating to clinical findings.

 

The program consists of 10 sessions by 22 world key opinion leaders in epigenetics, including Adrian Bird (University of Edinburgh), Jeannie Lee (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School) and David Spector (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory). 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.

 

BioMed Central Research Awards – The deadline to recommend an article is fast approaching, with nominations closing on the 31st January. Why not vote for your favorite article in Epigenetics & Chromatin, the Molecular and Cellular Science category award which this year is judged by Yun-Bo Shi, John Rossi and Rocky S. Tuan, so get voting now.