Genomic Imprinting - from Biology to Disease (Virtual Conference)
28 September–1 October 2020
Providing a forum for cross-disciplinary collaborations in imprinting research
Owing to the ongoing situation with covid-19, this event will be organised as a virtual conference.
We are pleased to announce the first multidisciplinary conference on Genomic Imprinting – from Biology to Disease.
Informed by recent technical developments in various ‘omics’ techniques, the field of genomic imprinting is progressing fast and the relevance to clinical medicine is increasing rapidly. This conference aims at bringing together basic research scientists, health care professionals and others from different disciplines in order to share expertise in genomic imprinting and imprinting disorders and provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Besides mechanisms in epigenetics and imprinting, including its life cycle, the conference will highlight new techniques and methodologies in imprinting research. We will also discuss inherited factors and the influence of the environment, and explore clinical aspects and imprinting disorders.
The conference is held in collaboration with the newly formed International Genomic Imprinting Society (IGIS).
The conference will start at approximately 1 pm (BST) on Monday 28 September and close at approximately 5 pm on Thursday 1 October 2020. All times are given in British Summer Time. See the time where you are here.
Topics will include:
- Epigenetics mechanisms and imprinting
- Life Cycle of imprinting
- Environment and imprinting
- Inherited factors
- Clinical aspects
- Imprinting disorders and beyond
- Techniques and sequencing
Organisers and speakers
Scientific programme committee
University of Pennsylvania, USA
University of Cambridge, UK
IDIBELL, Spain / University of East Anglia, UK
Sorbonne University, France
Medical Research Council, UK
Marisa Bartolomei – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Deborah Bourc’his – Institut Curie, France
Stormy Chamberlain – University of Connecticut, USA
Tim De Meyer – University of Ghent, Belgium
Robert Feil – IGMM Montpellier, France
Anne Ferguson-Smith – University of Cambridge, UK
Rosalind John – Cardiff University, UK
Masayo Kagami – NCCHD, Japan
Gavin Kelsey – Babraham Institute, UK
Agnès Linglart – CHU Paris-Sud, France
Mellissa Mann – Magee Womens Research Institute, USA
Irène Netchine – Sorbonne University, France
Wolf Reik – Babraham Institute, UK
Marilyn Renfree – University of Melbourne, Australia
Matt Silver – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Rima Slim – McGill University, Canada
Yonatan Stelzer – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Karen Temple – University of Southampton, UK
Nicole Schatlowski, Senoir Senior Scientific Programme Officer
Amanda Fletcher, Conference & Events Organiser
|Virtual registration rate|
|Delegates from LMICs*||£50|
|Delegates submitting abstracts||Bursary available**|
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.
** Bursaries, generously sponsored by Merck, are available for delegates who submit an abstract. To apply for a bursary (free registration), please send your abstract to the conference organiser, including a short CV, and you will be sent a separate link for registration. Priorty will be given to early career scientists.
* 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 to cover the registration fees 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.
Delegates from LMIC countries:
If you are in need of financial support to cover the registration fees 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.
(Please find a list of LMI countries here)
Bursaries for delegates submitting abstracts:
To support and encourage active participation a number of bursaries, generously sponsored by Merck, are available for delegates who submit an abstract. To apply for a bursary (free registration), please send your abstract to the conference organiser, including a short CV. Priorty will be given to early career scientists.
Application deadline – Abstracts for oral presentations: 4 August
Application deadline – Abstracts for posters: 14 September
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.
All abstract submissions accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.
Abstract deadline: 10 August 2020
Bursaries, generously sponsored by Merck, are available for delegates who submit an abstract. To apply for a bursary (free registration), please send your abstract to the conference organiser, including a short CV, and you will be sent a separate link for registration. Priorty will be given to early career scientists.
How to upload an abstract once you have already completed registration:
- 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
- Click on ‘Account’ (top right).
- Then click on ‘View account history’. This will show a table of your event registrations.
- In the right-hand column you will see the option to ‘Upload file’ – click on this and select to upload an abstract.
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With thanks to our virtual conference sponsors:
A short talk prize has been sponsored by:
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If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.