Epigenetics & Chromatin
September 11 - 15, 2018
Abstract Deadline: June 22, 2018


Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Kristian Helin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School

You are cordially invited to participate in the fourth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Epigenetics & Chromatin. The opening session will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 11 and the meeting will end after lunch on Saturday, September 15, 2018. As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with three poster sessions for presentations which cannot be accommodated in the formal sessions. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers:
Wendy Bickmore, MRC Human Genetics Unit
Gerald Crabtree, Stanford University

  • Architecture
  • Gene Regulation and Phase Separation
  • Metabolic Epigenetics
  • Germ Cells and Development
  • Chromatin Machines
  • Epigenetic Memory
  • Enhancers, Chromatin and Diseases
  • Architecture and Disease

Discussion Leaders:

Marisa Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania/Perelman School of Medicine
Eileen Furlong, EMBL, Germany
Anja Groth, BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Robert Kingston, Massachusetts General  Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Jeannie Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jürg Müller, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Stefan Mundlos, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco
Anjana Rao, LaJolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/ New York University School of Medicine
Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University, Japan
Paolo Sassone-Corsi, University of California, Irvine
Ali Shilatifard, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher Vakoc, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Bas Van Steensel, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, China
X. Sunney Xie, Harvard University
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute, MIT
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University

Partial Support Provided by:

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Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Val Pakaluk.


Academic Package $1485
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1235
Corporate Package $1905
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1005
Corporate No-Housing Package $1280

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. Apply in writing to Val Pakaluk stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.