Five epigenetic conferences to add to your 2024 calendar

Porto, Portugal. Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash.

Scientific conferences provide a great place for scientists to network, share research, and stay up to date in the epigenetics field. The following list describes the epigenetics conferences we’re looking forward to in the first half of 2024. If you’re looking for more, check out our full list of conferences here.

  1. Epigenetic Mechanisms and Cancer Treatment

    Keystone Symposia

    Dates: February 4 – February 7, 2024

    Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

    Keynote Speaker: Cigall Kadoch

    Organizers: Marisa Bartolomei, Tony Kouzarides, and Rab Prinjha

    This Keystone meeting will focus on the latest advances in cancer epigenetics. Attendees can expect unique opportunities to engage with academia and industry throughout the conference. Workshops designed for early-career scientists will also be available. The abstract deadlines have passed, but we look forward to attending – hope to see you there!

  2. Chromatin Structure and Function

    Gordon Research Conference (GRC)

    Dates: July 7 – July 12, 2024

    Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States

    Chair and Vice Chair: Geeta J. Narlikar and Andreas Ladurner

    This GRC conference promises a comprehensive update on the latest breakthroughs in epigenetics. Topics will span multiple disciplines, including biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, and chemistry. Ample time will be given for networking between sessions. Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 9, 2024.

    Porto, Portugal. Photo by Elisbeth K. on

  3. Biological Methylation: Fundamental Mechanisms

    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

    Dates: July 28 – August 1, 2024

    Location: Porto, Portugal

    Keynote Speakers: Adrian Bird and Mark Dawson

    Organizers: Claire Davies, Kai Ge, Brian Strahl, Capucine Van Rechem

    Held in the gorgeous city of Porto, Portugal, this conference will bring together scientists from various fields to discuss the regulation of DNA, RNA, and protein methylation. Chromatin methylation mechanisms in disease will be a central topic, as well as novel inhibitors targeting methyltransferases and demethylases. Be sure to catch the talk by EpiCypher’s Chief Scientific Officer, Michael-Christopher Keogh, who will update scientists on our latest chromatin technologies. Additional workshops will provide guidance on professional development and help facilitate connections between early-career scientists and experts. The abstract submission deadline is June 2, 2024.

    Suzhou, China. Photo by Vind at

  4. Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription

    Cold Spring Harbor (CSH)

    Dates: May 13 – May 17, 2024

    Location: Suzhou, China

    Keynote Speakers: Shelley Berger and Neil Brockdorff

    Organizers: Genevieve Almouzni, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Yang Shi, Bing Zhu

    This conference hosted by Cold Spring Harbor will cover several areas central to chromatin structure and function, including histone, DNA, and RNA modifications, chromatin remodeling, and transcriptional regulation. Abstracts submitted by the March 8, 2024 deadline will be considered for the poster session and oral presentations.

    Leiden, Netherlands. Photo by Kira Laktionov on Unsplash.

  5. Chromatin dynamics and nuclear organization in genome maintenance

    European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

    Dates: June 17 – June 20, 2024

    Location: Leiden, Netherlands

    Keynote Speakers:

    Organizers: Haico van Attikum, Gaëlle Legube, Philipp Oberdoerffer, Sophie Polo, Evi Soutoglou

    Held in Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt, this EMBO workshop will focus on the role of chromatin structure in maintaining genomic integrity. Various topics related to chromatin signaling in DNA damage responses will be covered, such as DNA repair mechanisms, maintenance of histone modifications, and nucleosome remodeling. EpiCypher’s CSO Michael-Christopher Keogh will also speak at this conference, making it a meeting you won’t want to miss. The registration and abstract deadlines are April 1, 2024.

    We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting! See our full list of conferences here or follow us on LinkedIn for updates.