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Advances at the interface between metabolism and epigenetics

16th January 2019 - 17th January 2019

Welcome to #EpiMet19


Abstracts by 31st October.

This meeting will focus on how metabolism can directly affect epigenetic regulation, and vice versa. It will bring together leading experts and newcomers to the field, to provide an important forum for fostering new ideas and collaborations.

The landscape of epigenetic modifications in any cell type is a snapshot of its metabolic status, since all modifications use metabolic intermediates as substrates or co-factors for chromatin-modifying enzymes. Interconnected questions at the frontiers of the fields of metabolism and epigenetics will be addressed: what are the molecular connections between metabolism and chromatin modifications, and how does dysfunction of these processes result in various diseases? What are the metabolic signals for relaying the cytoplasmic signalling to chromatin remodelling? How do cells sense and respond to environmental cues (e.g. nutrition) through epigenetic modifications, and what are the consequences for cellular metabolism? How does the differential use of epigenetic modifications regulate gene expression as a response to metabolic changes and differentiation programmes?

If you are a member of staff or a student of Cambridge University and wish payment to be made via an invoice to the University, please seek permission from your group leader before booking.  If you will be paying  for your own place, please choose one of the general delegate categories and pay by credit card.

Please contact the network coordinator if you have questions about the conference.


Confirmed speakers:

  • Paolo Sassone-Corsi, University of California **KEYNOTE**
  • Thomas Carell, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Olivia Casaneuva, Babraham Institute
  • Marika Charalambous, King’s College London
  • Judith Favier, INSERM
  • Wolfgang Fischle, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Brian Huntly, Cambridge University
  • Andreas Ladurner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Cecilia Lindgren, Oxford University
  • Jason Locasale, Duke University
  • Jane Mellor, Oxford University
  • Andrew Pospisilik, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
  • Sevin Turcan, University of Heidelberg
  • Erica Watson, Cambridge University
  • Kathryn Wellen, University of Pennsylvania
















The meeting will be held at Robinson College Cambridge, with the conference dinner at nearby Selwyn College.

If you are interested in presenting a poster or giving a talk please indicate your interest in the registration questionnaire and you will be invited to submit an abstract. Your abstract will be considered for both the poster session and short talks, unless you specify otherwise. Abstracts should be submitted by 31st October 2018 in order to be considered.







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16th January 2019
17th January 2019


Robinson College
Grange Road
Cambridge , CB3 9AN
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