Epigenetics & Chromatin
September 15 - 18 2020 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: June 26, 2020


Anja Groth, CPR, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Kristian Helin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School


The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.


The fifth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Epigenetics & Chromatin is going fully virtual and will begin late morning EST on Tuesday September 15 and end late afternoon EST on Friday September 18, 2020. Oral sessions will be confined to later morning and afternoon sessions EST to maximize access by participants from around the world. An outline program will be posted following further discussion with the organizers.


Day Time (EDT Session # Session Name
Tuesday 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Shelley Berger
Tuesday 10:45 am         1 Modifications I
Tuesday 2:00  pm              2 Modifications II
Wednesday 10:00 am         3 Architecture
Wednesday 2:00 pm 4 Epigenetic Memory
Thursday 10:00 am 5 Chromatin Structue
Thursday 2:00 pm 6 Development
Friday 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Richard Young
Friday 10:45 am 7 Gene Expression
Friday 2:00 pm 8 Chromatin and Disease
Throughout the Meeting Virtual Poster Session

Keynote Speakers:

Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/MIT

Discussion Leaders: 

Karen Adelman
, Harvard Medical School
Lingling Chen, CAS, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China
Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Susan Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Petra Hajkova, Imperial College London, UK
Edith Heard, EMBL, Germany
Steven Jacobsen, HHMI/University of California, Los Angeles
Cigall Kadoch, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/HMS
Robert Kingston, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Tatiana Kutateladze, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Ross Levine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Guohong Li, National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, China
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jürg Müller, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Makoto Nakanishi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley
Ana Pombo, Max-Delbruck-Centrum fur Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/NYU School of Medicine
Bing Ren, Ludwig Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego
Geno Shi, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ali Shilatifard, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Susan Strome, University of California, Santa Cruz
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlepich20. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

Partial Support Provided by:

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. 

All questions pertaining to registration, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Val Pakaluk.


Late Virtual Package: $385
Late Virtual Graduate/PhD Student Package: $275
Late Virtual Corporate Package: $525

Virtual Attendance packages include registration, access to online Zoom-based oral sessions, access to the digital posters, a dedicated Slack channel, Meet-the-Speaker small group discussion, and access to the video archive on the Leading Strand for ~six weeks following the meeting.

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~70 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~20 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~ 150 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Digital program in PDF format
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Twitter for meeting news & general comments