Call for Abstract

4th International Congress on Epigenetics & Chromatin, will be organized around the theme “Epigenetics: The Science of Change
Ageing, Animal, Cancer, Cardio, Environment, Forensic, Genetics, Medical, Neuroscience, Plant, Reproductive”

Epigenetics 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Epigenetics 2018

Submit your abstract to any of the mentioned tracks.

Register now for the conference by choosing an appropriate package suitable to you.

Breakthroughs in genomic technologies have rapidly increased scientific understanding of the fundamental role that host and pathogen genetics play in how infections spread, and how they further affect the productivity of livestock systems and food supply chains. We have now the tools for real-time surveillance of zoonosis affecting wildlife, farm animals and animal-to-human disease transmission.

  • Track 1-1Animal epigenetics welfare
  • Track 1-2Animal models in epigenetics research
  • Track 1-3Animal epigenetics examples
  • Track 1-4Animal cloning epigenetics

Cancer epigenetics is the study of epigenetic modifications to the genome of cancer  cells that do not involve a change in the nucleotide sequence. Epigenetic alterations are as important as genetic mutations in a cell's transformation to cancer, and their manipulation holds great promise for cancer prevention, detection, and therapy.

  • Track 2-1Novel epigenetics targets in cancer
  • Track 2-2Histone variants and histone modifications
  • Track 2-3Cancer stem cells
  • Track 2-4Epigenetic tools and technologies
  • Track 2-5Genetic and epigenetic aspects of breast cancer progression
  • Track 2-6Breast cancer risk and prevention

Clinical epigenetics is the application of molecular biology techniques detecting alterations in DNA methylation or histone modification to diagnose or study disorders characterized by heritable defects in the expression of a gene or genome.

  • Track 3-1Epigenetics of super-centenarians
  • Track 3-2Epigenetics mechanism of drug resistance

Research in computational epigenetics comprises the development and application of bioinformatics methods for solving epigenetic questions, as well as computational data analysis and theoretical modeling in the context. 

  • Track 4-1Epigenetics inhibitors and emerging targets
  • Track 4-2Higher order chromatin
  • Track 4-3Replication/ epigenetic memory
  • Track 4-4Gene control by metabolism

The increased knowledge of epigenetics, combined with rise of technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and next-generation sequencing in recent years, allows us to better understand the interplay between epigenetic change, gene regulation, and human diseases, and will lead to the development of new approaches for molecular diagnosis and targeted treatments across the clinical spectrum.

  • Track 5-1RNA-dependent modes of epigenetic regulation
  • Track 5-2Epigenetics and ethics
  • Track 5-3Targeted epigenetic modification
  • Track 5-4New epigenetic phenomena
  • Track 5-5Epigenetics yoga therapy

Robin Holliday defined epigenetics as "the study of the mechanisms of temporal and spatial control of gene activity during the development of complex organisms." Thus epigenetic can be used to describe anything other than DNA sequence that influences the development of an organism.

  • Track 6-1Dynamics of epigenetic states

Clinical epigenetics is the application of molecular biology techniques detecting alterations in DNA methylation or histone modification to diagnose or study disorders characterized by heritable defects in the expression of a gene or genome.

  • Track 7-1Cancer
  • Track 7-2Mental retardation disorders
  • Track 7-3Immunity & related disorders
  • Track 7-4Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Track 7-5Epigenetic approaches to psychiatric disorders

Epigenetics is an emerging frontier of science that involves the study of changes in the regulation of gene activity and expression that are not dependent on gene sequence.

  • Track 8-1Epigenetic gene regulation
  • Track 8-2Stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Track 8-3Transcriptional regulation and epigenetics
  • Track 8-4Epigenetic regulation in plant growth and development

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence  a change in phenotype without a change in genotype which in turn affects how cells read the genes. Epigenetic change is a regular and natural occurrence but can also be influenced by several factors including age, the environment/lifestyle, and disease state. 

  • Track 9-1Single-cell epigenetics
  • Track 9-2Epigenetics analysis

A heritable change that does not affect the DNA sequence but results in a change in gene expression. Examples include promoter methylation and histone modifications.

  • Track 10-1Chromatin architecture

Environmental contaminants and toxicants are widespread throughout the world, and can include various materials and chemicals, from byproducts of combustion to contaminating trace metals and residual organic compounds used in daily life. Exposure to varying amounts and types of these contaminants is linked to impacts on human health and the fields of environmental health and toxicology have focused on bettering the understanding of how these contaminants impact biological processes so that their health impacts can be attenuated or prevented.

  • Track 11-1Epigenetic effects of air pollutant exposure
  • Track 11-2Epigenetics and human diseases
  • Track 11-3Ecological epigenetics

The epigenome refers to the complete description of all potentially heritable modifications of the genome without any changes in primary DNA sequences. Therefore, epigenetic biomarkers can be broadly defined as measurable modifications of the genome with preserved DNA sequence.

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence — a change in phenotype without a change in genotype — which in turn affects how cells read the genes.

Epigenetics has been initially studied in patients with CVD for its prominent role in inflammation and vascular involvement Furthermore, epigenetic studies in cardiovascular medicine revealed a significant number of modifications affecting the development and progression of CVD. In addition, epigenomics are also involved in cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension and age.

Epigenetic inheritance is an unconventional finding. It goes against the idea that inheritance happens only through the DNA code that passes from parent to offspring. It means that a parent's experiences, in the form of epigenetic tags, can be passed down to future generations.

Epigenetics is defined as heritable changes in gene activity and expression that occur without alteration in DNA sequence 

DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that occurs by the addition of a methyl (CH3) group to DNA, thereby often modifying the function of the genes and affecting gene expression

In psychology, (behavioral) epigenetics is the study of what role genetics and environment take in the shaping of behavior. This is chiefly the study of how nurture (upbringing and experiences) affects and shapes behavior (hereditary nature of the subject). 

Epigenetic gene silencing refers to no mutational gene inactivation that can be faithfully propagated from precursor cells to clones of daughter cells. The addition of methyl groups to cytosine residues in CpG dinucleotides in DNA is a biochemical modification that meets this requirement.

Epigenetic therapy is the use of drugs or other epigenome-influencing techniques to treat medical conditions. Many diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and mental illnesses are influenced by epigenetic mechanisms, and epigenetic therapy offers a potential way to influence those pathways directly.

Epigenomics is the study of the complete set of epigenetic modifications on the genetic material of a cell, known as the epigenome. The field is analogous to genomics and proteomics, which are the study of the genome and proteome of a cell.

  • Track 21-1Genomics
  • Track 21-2Ciliate molecular biology
  • Track 21-3Legal and Ethical Implications of Epigenomics

A genetic disorder is a genetic problem caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, especially a condition that is present from birth (congenital). Most genetic disorders are quite rare and affect one person in every several thousands or millions.

  • Track 22-1Human genetics
  • Track 22-2Genetic testing
  • Track 22-3Evolutionary and population genetics

Immunogenetics  is the branch of medical genetics that explores the relationship between the immune system and genetics. Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, are complex genetic traits which result from defects in the immune system.

Something that affects a cell, organ or individual without directly affecting its DNA. An epigenetic change may indirectly influence the expression of the genome. 

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of disorders in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. This can include developmental brain dysfunction, which can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems or impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication.

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression which do not result from modifications to the sequence of DNA. Neurogenesis is the mechanism for neuron proliferation and differentiation.

Nutritional epigenetics is interested in the way in which food affects patterns of gene regulation. It is a resolutely molecular science focused on how the molecules in food interact, via metabolic systems, with the molecules that attach to DNA and control levels of gene expression in the body.

  • Track 27-1Bioactive food components

Pharmacogenomics is the study of the role of the genome in drug response. Its name (pharmaco- + genomics) reflects it’s combining of pharmacology and genomics. Pharmacogenomics analyzes how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs.

Plants depend on epigenetic processes for proper function. Epigenetics has been defined as "the study of changes in gene function that are mitotically and/or meiotically heritable and that do not entail a change in DNA sequence

The risk of reproductive problems, such as infertility, miscarriage, and ongoing pregnancy complications, increases as women age. While chromosomal errors play a significant role, environmental exposures are increasingly appreciated to play a role in modifying gene expression through epigenetic regulation

Translational epigenetics: clinical approaches to epigenome therapeutics for cancer.