Epigenomics of Common Diseases (Virtual Conference)

17–19 November 2021

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

Showcasing epigenomic approaches in common human diseases


The 10th Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will again bring scientists working on experimental and computational epigenomics and epigenetics together to showcase the latest developments in the field and discuss epigenomic approaches in common human diseases.

Epigenetic variation plays an important role in disease processes and provides a promising focus for disease prediction, prevention and treatment. Technological advancements in the past few years have fuelled a dramatic increase in the scale, breadth and availability of epigenomic reference maps, including populational and environmental epigenomic datasets.

This year’s topics include population studies, chromatin regulation, ageing and disease, and multi ’omics’ epigenomics. We will highlight new technologies and will also discuss emerging translational approaches and drug discoveries.


The conference will start at approximately 1 pm (GMT) on Tuesday 16 November and close at approximately 5 pm on Thursday 18 November 2021.

Topics will include:

  • Population epigenetics
  • Multi-omics approaches
  • Chromatin, Ageing and Disease
  • Emerging Technologies
  • New Frontiers and Translation


Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee

Daniele Fallin
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Bas Heijmans
Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Nada Jabado
Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada

Jonathan Mill
University of Exeter, UK

Keynote speakers

Ana Pombo
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Confirmed speakers

A full list of speakers will be available shortly.

Conference organiser

Laura Wyatt, Conference and Events Manager
Jane Murphy, Scientific Programme Officer

How to apply


Registration rate
Student £50
Delegates from LMICs* £50
Academic £100
Commercial £150

The virtual registration package includes: Access to all live-streamed sessions (including poster sessions and online networking channels), as well as access to all sessions ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event. Registration Deadline: 9 November 2021

*To increase the international diversity of attendees at our meetings, we have reduced fees for delegates from Lower and Middle Income Countries (see list of countries here). If you are in need of financial support and would like to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser. When applying for a bursary you will be asked to provide a letter stating financial need and a CV. Bursary deadline: 21 September 2021

Log in details for the virtual conference portal will be provided a couple of days before the event.


We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

Abstract deadline: 21 September 2021

How to upload an abstract once you have already completed registration:

  1. Log back into your registration account using either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser, via link above the ‘Share’ button on the right hand column of this page
  2. Click on ‘Account’ (top right).
  3. Then click on ‘View account history’. This will show a table of your event registrations.
  4. In the right-hand column you will see the option to ‘Upload file’ – click on this and select to upload an abstract.


Keynote lecture videos from 2020 meeting

Understanding Complex Traits and Diseases with Single-Cell Epigenomics

Keynote lecture by Bing Ren (University of California San Diego, USA) at Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2020

Origins of DNA methylation abnormalities in cancer

Keynote lecture by Peter Laird (Van Andel Institute, USA) at Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2020

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