Epigenomics of Common Diseases

12-15 October 2012

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

The 2nd Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will bring together scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field. This Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference will discuss recent advances focusing on epigenome-wide approaches that are revolutionizing the field. Recent technological developments have made it possible to conduct epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) to investigate the link between changes to the epigenome and the development of disease. One focus of this conference will be on epigenomic studies across of a range of common diseases, including psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases of the immune system.