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Advances at the interface between metabolism and epigenetics

16th January 2019 - 17th January 2019

An enormous thank you to all the contributors and participants who made this event such a success!

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

98% respondents said they made a new connection at EpiMet19 that they expect will benefit their work in the future.

    “It was the perfect atmosphere to learn and interact due to quality of talks, pace of meeting and time to interact”

    “Most conferences give you so little time you don’t get a chance to talk with other people, whereas this conference allow ample time to talk with different people”

    “Interactive badges – good idea, very useful”

Welcome to #EpiMet19


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?

Online bookings are now closed. Please contact us to enquire about late registration.

Student members of the Biochemical Society are eligible to apply for a travel bursary to attend this event.

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 and Van Andel Research Institute

Sevin Turcan, University of Heidelberg

Erica Watson, Cambridge University

Kathryn Wellen, University of Pennsylvania


Programme in full


Due to the exciting juxtaposition of these two areas of research we are expecting around 50% external delegates at this international meeting, with local researchers from many Cambridge University Departments and affiliated institutions.

Registration for the event is heavily subsidised and so we are inviting companies working in relevant fields to sponsor the conference. We have a large exhibition space available to enable you to showcase products and services to some of the leading scientists in the fields of metabolism and epigenetics.

Various sponsorship packages are available, with some including extras such as tickets to the conference dinner at Selwyn College and naming of specific sessions. This could be an excellent opportunity for your company to communicate directly with our delegates.

Please contact Dr Jane Sugars for more information on the available options for sponsorship and exhibition.




Practical information

Location: the meeting will be held at Robinson College Cambridge (CB3 9AN), with the conference dinner at nearby Selwyn College (CB3 9DQ).

Abstracts: 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 and we will only consider abstracts received from those who have registered to attend the conference.






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16th January 2019
17th January 2019


Robinson College
Grange Road
Cambridge , CB3 9AN
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