The field of epigenetics ranges from the phenomenological to detailed understanding of molecular mechanisms. This meeting focuses on diverse systems, approaches, and experimental innovations to discern the core principles of non-genetic mechanisms of inheritance. Topics will include the nature of epigenetic memory in the germ line and soma, across cell division, during development, in response to the environment, and in disease states. Diverse forms of epigenetic information will be considered.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Chromatin Structure
- RNA-Directed Processes
- Epigenome Maintenance
- Transposable Elements Shaping the Epigenome
- Epigenetic Information in Development
- Programming and Reprogramming for the Next Generation
- Epigenetic Inheritance Between Generations
- Epigenetics at the Interface Between the Genome and Environment