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Future Events > Annual Symposium: Epigenetic mechanisms in development and disease

Annual Symposium: Epigenetic mechanisms in development and disease

11—13 December 2012

University of Leeds, UK

A Biochemical Society Annual Symposium


Meeting background


Epigenetic mechanisms play pivotal roles in development, differentiation and cell identity. Epigenetic regulation is influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition and inappropriate epigenetic regulation contributes to diseases such as diabetes and cancer. This meeting will cover our current understanding of epigenetic modifications and the functional role they play in regulating development and contributing to disease biology.



  • DNA methylation
  • Gene regulation
  • Histone modifications
  • Non-coding RNA
  • Stem cell fate
  • Imprinting
  • Epigenomics

Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED: 16 October 2012.

Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit an abstract please contact the Conference Office.


Earlybird registration deadline: 12 November 2012.
Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Conference Office.

Please note, a £50 late fee has now been added to the registration fee.


If you couldn't make the meeting, you can read about the highlights here!



The Biochemical Society Poster Prize was awarded to Peter Tessarz (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom) for his poster entitled "Methylation of histone H2A Q105 regulates FACT accessibility to chromatin".



The Biochemical Society Transactions oral communication prize was won by Catherine Rose (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) for her talk entitled "Investigating germ line epigenetic reprogramming in the rat".



Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.

Student Bursaries
are available for this meeting.



Reviews by the speakers, based on their presentations at this major international meeting, will be published exclusively in Biochemical Society Transactions (Volume 41, part 3) and as a stand-alone volume of the Biochemical Society Symposia series.

Annual Symposium: Epigenetic mechanisms in development and disease has been approved by the Society of Biology for the purpose of CPD, this event may be counted as 54 CPD credits.