Scientific workshops and conferences provide an incredible platform for scientists to share their latest work, stay up to date on breaking research developments, and expand their networks. While the 2020 conference year looked different than anticipated in the face of a pandemic, we’ve seen great efforts by organizers and attendees to adapt to virtual formats. As we look towards scientific meetings for 2021, we will continue to embrace this new virtual format as necessary, though we are hopeful and eager to safely resume in-person meetings later into the year. Below are five noteworthy epigenetics conferences and workshops to consider for your 2021 calendar. The status of these conferences (virtual/in-person) will be updated here based on the most recent information available. Click here to see our complete list of epigenetics conferences in 2021.
Last updated: 01/19/2021
March 8-10, 2021
This Keystone eSymposia will showcase research in genome, epigenome, and transcriptome precision engineering, covering the development of new tools and their clinical applications. Topics will include high-throughput screening, synthetic biology, chromatin and RNA imaging and diagnostics, and single cell applications. This virtual event will include live Q&As, discussion forums, virtual posters, and career sessions. The abstract deadline is February 2 for talks and February 25 for posters.
May 17-20, 2021
Keynote speaker: Wolf Reik
Organizers: Asifa Akhtar, Geneviève Almouzni, Nicola Iovino, Cigall Kadoch
This EMBL conference will cover a variety of topics in chromatin and epigenetics, including developmental epigenetics, chromatin regulation, nucleosome structure and function, and epigenetic defects and diseases. The virtual format will include live talks, Q&As, “meet the speaker” sessions, posters sessions, and career events. Submit an abstract by March 15, 2021 and register by April 19, 2021.
CNRS Workshop Conference
June 7-12, 2021
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Speakers include EpiCypher’s CSO Michael Keogh
Organizers: Domenico Libri, Philipp Korber
This biannual meeting series highlights the application of yeast to study mechanisms for gene expression, bringing together the community of researchers who are pioneering advances with this model system. Topics will cover all steps in gene expression from chromatin to transcription to RNA processing and integrate different approaches including single-cell technologies. This year’s meeting will include a special focus on single molecule studies and new technologies enabling study of cellular compartmentalization. This conference is limited to only 130 attendees selected from abstracts, which must be submitted by April 2021.
September 22-24, 2021
Keynote speaker: Nada Jabado
Organizers: Marcus Buschbeck, Emily Berstein
This EMBO workshop will focus on the latest molecular insights into the regulation of histone variants and how they execute their epigenetic function. Abstract submission and registration must be completed by June 27, 2021.
November 7-12, 2021
Keynote speakers: Kristian Helin, Steven Henikoff
Organizers: Mark Bedford, Or Gozani, Brian Strahl
EpiCypher is excited to host this biannual conference organized by our scientific founders. This engaging meeting will bring together researchers and leaders from academia and industry to discuss cutting-edge epigenetics research. A broad range of topics in epigenetics and chromatin biology will be covered, from elucidation of novel mechanisms and tools to therapeutic efforts, over five days at a beautiful beachfront all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Registration will open early in 2021.