About

The ‘Game of Epigenomics’ conference will celebrate the great diversity in the epigenomics field, reflecting both on DNA and protein modifications.

The conference will host international and national leaders in the field, covering the spectrum of epigenomic research, presenting data from diverse model systems as well as clinical research and new insights in disease epigenomics. The conference will move from basic epigenetic mechanisms and chromatin structure, epigenomics and epigenomic technologies to clinical and translational epigenetics.

The historic town of Dubrovnik will play host to an Epigenomics conference for the first time. Also, the conference will mark the closure of the InnoMol project, and will enable a final brainstorming of InnoMol partnering institutions, but also give an opportunity for new networking between world class scientists during our Game of Epigenomics.

Thus, we will create an atmosphere with cutting edge science highlighting the latest developments in the epigenomics field, support extensive scientific discussions, and ample possibilities for socializing, networking and also exploring the remarkable surrounds. Picturesque Dubrovnik, host town of the world famous TV show ‘Game of Thrones’ is situated on the very South of Croatia. Surrounded by crystal clear Adriatic sea it is also known as the Pearl of Dalmatia.

TOPICS

EPIGENOMICS OF HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE

  • Cancer Epigenomics
  • Epigenomics of Neurodevelopmental and Brain disorders
  • Epigenomics of Target Discovery and Drug Development
  • Epigenomic Biomarkers and Diagnostics

EPIGENOME PROTEOMICS

EPIGENOMIC BIOINFORMATICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN EPIGENOMICS

EPIGENETIC REPROGRAMMING AND TRANSGENERATIONAL INHERITANCE

Special sessions

  • SINGLE CELL EPIGENOMICS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EPIGENOMICS
  • DNA METHYLATION AND DEMETHYLATION
  • HISTONE MODIFICATIONS
  • NONCODING RNA

Minisymposium: Epigenomics in context of human methylation disorders

SPEAKERS

  • Assam El-Osta - Exome and deep sequencing of clinically aggressive neuroblastoma reveal mutated genes involved in cancer progression
    Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
  • Christof Niehrs - TBA
    Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
  • Falk Butter - Quantitative interactomics in epigenetics and genome stability
    Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz
  • Gavin Kelsey - - TBA
    The Babraham Institute
  • Jörn Walter - - TBA
    Saarland University
  • Mario Capasso - Exome and deep sequencing of clinically aggressive neuroblastoma reveal mutated genes involved in cancer progression
    University of Naples Federico II
  • Michiel Vermeulen - - TBA
    Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology
  • Miguel Vidal - TBA
    Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas
  • Roderic Guigo - Absence of canonical active chromatin marks in developmentally regulated genes
    Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
  • Ryan Lister - Natural and artificial regulation of the DNA methylome
    The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia
  • Sandra Peiró - Chromatin Dynamics in EMT
    Cancer Research Program IMIM Foundation, PRBB
  • Tiziana Bonaldi - TBA
    European Institute of Oncology
  • Vijay Tiwari - Epigenetic Regulation of Neuronal Development and Function
    Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
  • Zdenko Herceg - Epigenetics origins of cancer
    International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • Ferran Azorin - TBA
    Institute for research in biomedicine

Minisymposium: Epigenomics in context of human methylation disorders Speakers

  • Luciana Hannibal - Do defects in methylation modify epigenetics?
    University of Freiburg
  • Rita Castro - Effect of hypomethylation on endothelial homeostasis
    University of Lisbon
  • Jose M Mato - S-Adenosylmethionine as an integrator of hepatic metabolism
    CIC bioGUNE (Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences)
  • Ivo Barić - Clinical aspects of human methylation disorders
    University Hospital Centre Zagreb

COMMITEES

Scientific Committee

  • Oliver Vugrek (Chair), Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
  • Ulrich Zechner, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • Boris Macek, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Ivo Baric, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nicola Zambrano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Organizing Committee

  • Ivanka Jerić (Chair)
  • Ana Vidoš (Marketing & Event coordinator)
  • Marijeta Kralj
  • Tihomir Balog
  • Andreja Ambriović Ristov
  • Jelena Knežević
  • Hrvoje Fulgosi

Important Dates

  • February 15th 2016 - Early abstract submission and registration deadline
  • March 1st 2016 - Abstract acceptance notification
  • March 1st 2016 - Selection of oral contributions
  • March 20th, 2016 - Regular abstract submission and registration deadline
  • March 25th 2016 – Preliminary program available online
  • April 24-28, 2016 - The ‘Game of Epigenomics’ conference

Golden Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitors