This exciting four-day conference at the beautiful luxury oceanfront Meliá Nassau Beach all inclusive resort in Nassau, Bahamas will highlight recent breakthroughs in epigenetics and chromatin research and will foster the collaboration and exchange of scientific expertise and knowledge in one of the most vibrant areas of life sciences. Through scientific presentations, a wide spectrum of topics in epigenetics and chromatin biology will be explored.


EpiCypher2018: Biological and Clinical Frontiers in Epigenetics will feature keynote addresses by Dr. C. David Allis and Dr. Kristian Helin. Dr. Allis is the Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Helin is a Professor at the University of Copenhagen and the director of the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Epigenetics.

The plenary session talks will cover broad aspects of epigenetics and chromatin biology, ranging from basic molecular mechanisms to therapeutic efforts. There will be discussions around the elucidation of novel mechanisms, new tools, and other breaking topics in epigenetics and chromatin research.

Early Registration Deadline:
October 1, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline:
October 1, 2018

The meeting is being held and the luxury all-inclusive Meliá Bahams Resort so, in addition to four nights lodging, all meals, and conference materials, attendees will have access to all amenities the property offers, including:

- a special cocktail reception - 24 hour room service (including drinks) - Unlimited dining* - All drinks at the multiple on-site bars and the in-room mini-bar

*- at the Black Angus steakhouse and Starbucks on-site, additional charges will apply see full details for "All Inclusive Plan" here - LINK

Academic Pricing – Double Occupancy Early - $1,450 / Late - $1,495
Academic Pricing – Single Occupancy
Early - $1,995 / Late - $2,095

Industry Pricing – Single Occupancy
Early - $2,295 / Late - $2,395

Guest Fee* Early - $295 / Late - $395


Mark Bedford, Univ. Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Or Gozani, Stanford University
Dan Levy, Ben-Gurion University

Brian Strahl, University of North Carolina

The meeting will begin at 6 PM on Tuesday, November 6th and Conclude at noon on Saturday, November 10th

Download conference flyer (pdf)

EpiCypher 2018 Epigenetics Conference Flyer

* Guests receive accommodation for the duration of the conference and all-inclusive plan benefits. Maximum 1 adult guest per paid conference attendee. Maximum room occupancy 2 adults and 2 children. Children over 12 are billed at adult guest fee rate. Children under 2 are free.

Opening Address Keynote Speaker - C. David Allis
Closing Address Keynote Speaker - Dr. Kristian Helin

Confirmed Speakers List
  • Scott Armstrong
  • Emily Bernstein
  • Taiping Chen
  • Xiaodong Cheng
  • Katrin Chua
  • Wolfgang Fischle
  • Ben Garcia
  • Nada Jabado
  • Steve Jacobsen
  • Bill Janzen
  • Cigall Kadoch
  • Bob Kingston
  • Ryan Kruger
  • Ross Levine
  • En Li

  • Haitao Li
  • Hiten Madhani
  • Karen Maegley
  • Tom Misteli
  • Bing Ren
  • Stephane Richard
  • Alex Ruthenburg
  • Yang Shi
  • Xiaobing Shi
  • Rob Sims
  • Marc Timmers
  • Jonathan Whetstine
  • Jerry Workman
  • Bing Zhu

EpiCypher 2018 Program

EpiCypher 2018 Conference Program

Meliá Nassau Beach 1 West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
Toll Free: +1-855-238-2319 or +1-242-327-6000

Meliá Nassau Beach is an all-Inclusive luxury resort located right on the stunning Cable Beach, just a few minutes away from the airport and close to Downtown Nassau. Set on 7 oceanfront acres, guests have access to a dizzying array of outdoor pursuits, like kayaking, snorkeling and sailing.

Meliá Nassau Beach All Inclusive offers different dining spaces so you can enjoy a true culinary experience during your stay in Nassau. The property boasts seven bars and restaurants, featuring a range of Caribbean, Creole and Italian cuisines. Details on the EpiCypher 2018 all-inclusive plan are available here. - LINK

Details on bringing a guest to the meeting are available at the conference Payment and Confirmation Page that you will be automatically routed to after completing registration.

If you would like to extend your stay at the Meliá Nassau Beach, please contact them via email or at the at phone number listed above (by phone, ask for "Reservations Desk")


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REGISTRATION PAGE Enter your information below to register for EpiCypher 2018. After submitting your registration form, you will be directed to a page where you can complete registration by paying the conference registration fee.

If you would like to present a poster or give a talk at the meeting, email the abstract and/or talk title in a Word document (No PDFs, please) to Many of the talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.

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First Name*
Last Name*
Institution Name*
Address 1*
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Submit a Poster Abstract (optional) - 1 or the other….

To submit an abstract, email your abstract in Word format to Please make sure that the attendee / presenter's name is clearly indicated.

Travel to Nassau, Bahamas

Arrival: Upon arrival by plane at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport, the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort is a 10 minute cab ride.

Currency: Bahamian Dollar

VISA / Passport Requirements: The Bahamas requires valid passports for all visitors, but typically a VISA is not required if the stay is less than 30 days. Visit the link below for more information on entry requirements.

Weather: On any given day during November in Nassau, you can expect early morning temperatures to be around 72 degrees. Temperatures in Nassau typically rise during the day, to an average of 85 degrees in the early afternoon. By early evening, temperatures in Nassau generally decline to around 75 degrees. In November, the chance of rain is around 15%.

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS: Several Student and Post-doc Travel Awards are available for US/Canada attendees ($500) and for International participants ($750).

Travel Award Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Travel Award Notification: October 15, 2018

Who is eligible? These awards are eligible to full-time graduate students that have registered to attend EpiCypher 2018.

Should I register for the meeting? To attend the meeting, it will be necessary for you to register. After you register and pay for the meeting, you may apply for the travel award.

When will I be reimbursed? At the conclusion of the meeting you will need to submit your receipts, after which we will send you a check for the total amount of your travel expenses or the allotted award amount, whichever is less.

How do I apply for the award? To apply, send an email to with the subject line "EpiCypher 2018 Travel Award Application" and include the following information: 1. Your name 2. Your institution and department 3. The name of your primary investigator / graduate advisor 4. A brief statement describing your research (a single paragraph will suffice)

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