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Epigenetics in the nervous system: development and disease

Standard registration deadline extended: September 5

Biomedicum at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
October 1-3, 2018

​Conference summary

​​​​​Chromatin modifiers, non-coding RNAs and transcription factors are key modulators of gene expression during the development of the peripheral and central nervous systems. Their regulatory role in neural cell function and in neurological diseases has been emerging in recent years. This meeting will gather experts with key findings in the field of neuroepigenetics to discuss these latest developments, and novel technologies which currently allow the study of neural gene regulation mechanisms with an unprecedented detail and resolution. 

Talk: Behind the scenes of scientific publish at EMBO

Anne Nielsen, Senior Editor, The EMBO Journal

Publishing research papers is a cornerstone of working in life sciences but do you know what actually happens to your manuscript once it is submitted to a journal? Anne Nielsen – scientific editor for The EMBO journal – will take you behind the scenes of scientific publishing at EMBO and explain how editors make decisions, find referees and work with authors to improve the revised manuscript. She will also discuss some of the challenges and changes currently seen in the publishing landscape.


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Confirmed speakers

  • Gonçalo Castelo-Branco (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
    Transcriptional and epigenetic states of oligodendroglia in development and disease: insight from single cell omics
  • Alon Chen (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany)
    The role of microRNA in regulating the central stress response and stress-linked psychopathologies
  • Magdalena Götz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
    Mechanisms of direct neuronal reprogramming 
  • Jonathan Mill (University of Exeter, UK)
    Epigenetic trajectories to neuropsychiatric disease
  • Ana Pombo (Max Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany)
    Genome architecture mapping of rare cell types in the brain
  • Antonella Riccio (University College London, UK)
    A novel class of neuronal enhancers
  • Filippo Rijli (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland)
    Chromatin regulation in somatosensory circuit development
  • Anne Schaefer (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US)
    ​Epigenetic control of brain region-specific microglia specification
  • Hongjun Song (Perelman School of Medicine, US)
    Epigenetic and epitranscriptomic regulation of neurogenesis
  • Li-Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US)
    Transcriptomic and epigenomic signatures of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Robert Zinzen (Max Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany)
    Early patterning of the fly embryo and its neurogenic ectoderm - from primordia to complex tissues

Scientific organizers

Call for abstracts

Short talk and poster presentation places are available. Abstracts can be submitted during online registration.

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  • Talk abstract deadline: closed
  • Poster abstract deadline: closed


Early bird
before June 15
before Sept 5


before Sept 19


Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to scientific sessions and conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches during the conference
  • Networking and drinks reception
  • Conference evening social

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.


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Start: October 1, 2018, 3.00pm                  Finish: October 3, 2018, 3.05pm

Note, these times are subject to change.


The conference will take place in the Biomedicum at the Karolinska Institute.

  • Address: Solnavägen 9, 171 65 Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Directions (Campus Solna)

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The Karolinska Institute is Sweden's single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country's widest range of medical courses and programs. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology and Medicine.


​​The conference hotel is the Elite Hotel Carolina Tower (a few minutes walk from the conference venue).

The deadline to reserve rooms at the conference rate has passed. For attendees wishing to reserve rooms for the conference, please contact the hotel directly via and quote 'booking code: 4575580' for room rates and availability.

* For attendees who booked rooms before the August 6, 2018 reservation deadline, please be aware, the last day to cancel or modify your hotel booking is 2 weeks prior to arrival. After this date, the full cancelation rate is applied.

If looking for alternative accommodation options, more information is available on the Stockholm Tourism website.

* 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 cancelation 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 the 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 register 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 nations 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 email the Abcam Events Team for more information.
  • Have a question?

* Meeting image provided by Elisa Floriddia (Castelo-Branco Group, MBB/Molecular Neurobiology, Karolinska Institutet, Scheeles väg 2, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden).

Castelo-Branco Group
MBB/Molecular Neurobiology
Karolinska Institutet
Scheeles väg 2
171 77 Stockholm

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