Genomic Imprinting – from Biology to Disease

10–12 March 2025

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK and Virtual


Our third conference on ‘Genomic Imprinting – from Biology to Disease’ will highlight advances in imprinting research. Imprinting gene function and physiology, the life cycle of imprinting, and X-inactivation will be discussed. We will explore epigenetic mechanisms, as well as new mechanisms of imprinting regulation. Disordered imprinting in human disease and therapeutics of imprinting disorders will be further highlights.

This multidisciplinary meeting will bring together basic research scientists, healthcare professionals and others from different disciplines. The conference will provide opportunities to share expertise in genomic imprinting and imprinting disorders, as well as the chance of forging cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The programme will include invited talks, oral presentations selected from abstracts, posters, poster pitches, panel discussion, presentation of clinical cases and networking opportunities.

This conference will run back-to-back with Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2025.


The conference run from approximately 12:00 on Monday 10 March until approximately 14.00 on Wednesday 12 March 2025.

Discussions will focus on a variety of exciting topics, including

  • X-inactivation
  • Life cycle of imprinting
  • Epigenetics mechanisms and therapeutics of imprinting disorders
  • Imprinting gene function and physiology
  • New mechanisms of imprinting regulation
  • Disordered imprinting and human disease.

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee

Marisa Bartolomei
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas Eggermann
University Hospital Aachen, Germany 

David Monk
University of East Anglia, UK

Irene Netchine
Sorbonne University, France

Gavin Kelsey
Babraham Institute, UK

Marilyn Renfree
Univeristy of Melbourne, Australia

Registration and accommodation

Registration deadline:  11 February 2025 (In-person)| 4 March 2025 (Virtual) at 23.59 GMT

In-person Registration
Student/trainee £396
Academic/non-profit organisation £496
Healthcare professional £496
Commercial/for-profit organisation £596
Onsite accommodation £214

The in-person registration fee includes:

  • Full access to scientific programme: oral and poster presentations, and networking on campus
  • Access to the online conference portal to network with online participants
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked onsite accommodation.
  • Recordings of the live-stream sessions, which will be available ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event ends
Virtual Registration Fee
Delegates from LMICs* Free
Student/trainee £55
Academic/non-profit organisation £105
Healthcare professional £105
Commercial/for-profit organisation £165

Virtual registration fee includes:

  • Access to the virtual event portal (Log in details will be emailed a few days before the event starts)
  • Live-stream sessions, including posters and online networking channels
  • Recordings of the live-stream sessions, available ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event ends.

* To promote more inclusive scientific discussions with international colleagues at our conferences, delegates based in Lower and Middle-Income Countries can register for free (see list of countries here).

Payments: Please note that payment can only be made with Mastercard or Visa credit cards.

If you are an editor or journalist, please contact the conference organiser for more information about the discounted fee.


Booked accommodation is for the nights of 10 and 11 March 2025.
Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, early registration is recommended. If you wish to book campus accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Hinxton Hall Conference Centre directly.

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Travel visas

Citizens of many countries can travel to the UK for a course without needing a visa.
Please check the UK government website for visitor information 

Confirmed attendees requiring a letter to support a visa application should contact the conference organiser.

Financial assistance

Bursary deadline: 10 December 2024 at 23.59 GMT

Wellcome Connecting Science offers registration bursaries (usually up to 50% of the registration fee) to those who would benefit from attending the conference but face financial barriers to attending events.

To apply for funding support, please register and then select that you want to apply for a bursary. This will direct you to the online application form. Please be prepared to explain why you need support and how you will benefit from attending the conference. Once you have submitted the application form, you will be emailed an abstract portal link. Please use this to submit an abstract before bursary deadline. Applications without abstracts will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Final edits can be made to the abstract up until the abstract deadline. 

Priority will be given to PhD students, applicants from lower and middle income countries, or those from underrepresented / minoritised groups. Other early career researchers will be considered if funds allow.

Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for information on financial support, including carer grants to help delegates with the costs of caring for children or dependent family members while attending a course or a conference.


Abstract deadline: 14 January at 23:59 GMT

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.

To submit an abstract, you must first register for the conference. Once your registration is completed, you will be emailed a link to submit to the abstract submission portal. If you wish to edit your abstract following submission, please use the link in the abstract acknowledgement email.

All abstracts must be submitted and, if desired, edited by the deadline. The scientific programme committee will then assess your abstract and you will be notified about 2 weeks after the deadline whether you have been selected to present an oral or poster presentation.

If you require acknowledgement that your abstract has been accepted earlier than this, please contact the conference organiser.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book; poster board numbers will be allocated at the conference. All those accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.


If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the sponsorship manager.

See our sponsorship page for information about the benefits.


Feedback from our last Genomic Imprinting conference in 2023:

‘Excellent conference. Nice balance of lab and clinical research. Varied and interesting talks and posters. Excellent representation from imprinting experts internationally. Well organised’.

‘Fantastic set of speakers, loads of time for networking, plenty of space around posters for discussion, great location with most people on site for the entire time’.

‘Giving a short talk on our recent (unpublished) findings was much appreciated, and allowed a huge amount of feedback, critical discussion and overall interest’.

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