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Chromatin and Epigenetics: Inheritance and Design

​​​​Talk abstract and early bird deadline: November 19

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany
April 1-3, 2019



  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​Chromatin dynamics
  • Designing epigenomes
  • Epigenomics and single cell approaches
  • Histone, RNA and DNA modifications
  • Epigenetic phenomena


This exciting three day conference  bridges  chromatin mechanisms and epigenetic phenomena - two key pillars of modern biology. The conference will cover the latest advances in the chromatin field, ranging from basic molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation to designing and manipulating epigenomes and epigenetic pathways in development, disease and reprogramming across model systems.

Scientific organizers

​   epigenetics@HMGU - community website 

Keynote speaker

Confirmed speakers

  • Robin Allshire (University of Edinburgh, UK)
    Establishment and maintenance of specialised chromatin domains
  • Frederic Berger (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
    ​Histone H2A variants : architects of genome functional organization
  • Wendy Bickmore (University of Edinburgh, UK)
    The remove control of gene expression
  • Caroline Dean (John Innes Centre, UK)
    ​Chromatin and non-coding RNA dynamics in epigenetic switching
  • Hendrik Dietz (Technische Universität München, Germany)​
    DNA machines of the future
  • Eileen Furlong (EMBL, Germany)
  • Beat Fierz (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
    Probing the dynamic interaction landscape of modified chromatin
  • Karmella Haynes (Emory University, US)
    ​Synthetic reader-effectors for epigenetic reprogramming of genes in cancer
  • Kristian Helin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
  • Gavin Kelsey (Babraham Institute, UK)
    A mutation in DNMT3A enhances methylation of bivalent chromatin
  • Tony Kouzarides (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Modifications of RNA: their function and role in cancer
  • Rob Martienssen (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Howard Hughes Medical Institute​, US)
    The chromosomal impacts of small RNA
  • Bas van Steensel (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands)
    Large-scale perturbation approaches to study chromatin and gene regulation
  • Fabian Theis (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
    Machine learning in single cell genomics


Short talk slots and poster presentations places are available.
Abstracts can be submitted during online registration or after registration, by email to the Abcam Events Team 
(before the relevant deadline).

Download abstract guidelines


  • Talk abstracts: November 19, 2018
  • Poster abstracts: January 25, 2019


Early bird

before Nov 19


before Jan 25


before March 8

Delegate - single€599€699€799
Student - single€499€599€699
Delegate - twin*€499€599€699
Student - twin*€399499599
Delegate - local**€299€399€499
Student - local**€249349€449
Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to scientific sessions and conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches during the conference
  • Networking and drinks reception
  • Conference evening social
  • Accommodation on nights of April 1 and 2, 2019 at the Pullman Munich Hotel***
  • Shuttle buses between the hotel and conference venue (for those registered at the single/twin rates)

* Twin occupancy are only available to people who nominate a roommate (in the special requirements section of the online registration form). Abcam will not pair people together to share twin rooms.

** The local rate are only available to people who work/live within Munich metropolitan area.

*** The hotel accommodation includes breakfast and taxes but do not include extras, eg. mini bar, laundry, etc.

Only a limited number of places are available for this conference and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The previous meeting was sold out several months in advance! To avoid disappointment, please book early! 

Confirmation note: All registered attendees will receive an email confirmation from within 48 hours of registering. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact the Abcam Events Team to confirm your registration.


Start: April 1, 2019, 2.00pm            Finish: April 3, 2019, 5.00pm

Note, these times are provisional and are subject to change.


The conference will  be held at Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) in Munich, where a community of epigenetics researchers  aims to uncover the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation and its impact on health and disease. 

Helmholtz Zentrum München has several campuses. This meeting will take place at the Nueherberg campus.



​​Rooms at the Pullman Munich Hotel are available on the nights directly before and after the conference (nights of March 31 and April 3) must be reserved during online conference registration*. The room rates include breakfast and taxes but do not include extras, eg. mini bar, laundry, etc.

Hotel directions

  • Single occupancy:  €154 per night
  • Twin occupancy**:  €178 per night

* Additional room nights must be booked during online conference registration. Rooms can be cancelled up until November 19, 2018. After this date a 100% cancellation fee is applicable.

* Only a limited number of additional rooms are available and these are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

** Twin occupancy are only available to people who nominate a roommate. Abcam will not pair people together to share twin rooms.

* Important note *
Abcam does not have an affiliated hotel agency for this event.
Please be careful of direct approaches from companies offering hotel reservations for this event. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancelation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to Abcam.

Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancellation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.
  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable.
  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting Abcam Events Team.


Frequently asked questions

  • How can I submit an abstract?
    Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process. 
  • What happens if I've registered but cannot attend?
    Substitute delegates can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.
  • Do I need insurance?
    As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance.
  • What do I need to get into the country?
    Please ensure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operation for nationals of your country.
  • Are there exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities?​
    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please e-mail the Abcam Events Team for more information.

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