Don’t miss the Upcoming FASEB conference this summer titled “Biological Methylation: From DNA and Histones to Disease”, which will be held from August 12-17, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. This exciting conference will focus on our current level of knowledge about the influence of epigenetic (DNA, histone) methylation on gene expression and genome stability, and the contribution of dysregulated methylation to human diseases. An outstanding line-up of world-renowned speakers will be presenting, and highlighted in this meeting is an emphasis on epigenetic ‘reprogramming’, the role of DNA demethylation, environmental influences on the epigenome, and new advances in the field in studying histone/DNA methylation. In addition, topics to be discussed include the structure and function of DNA and protein methyltransferases/demethylases, and the post-translational methylation of non-histone proteins, which has emerged as an exciting new area of study, with central roles in signal transduction, the regulation of transcription and the DNA damage response.
More info on registration and submission of abstracts for poster or oral presentations, see: http://src.faseb.org. Note that the deadline for abstract submissions is July 2nd.
Paul A. Wade