Presented by the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), EpiBio 2018 is a forum for engineers and scientists who are applying the tools and techniques of bioengineering to the area of epigenetics. Academic, clinical, and industrial researchers from several disciplines are invited to share their recent discoveries and developments, and the overarching goal of the conference is to shape the future of this emerging field.
The body of fundamental knowledge related to epigenetic modifications of proteins and nucleic acids as well as the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in organisms ranging from microbes to humans is vast and rapidly expanding. Efforts to translate this knowledge into products and processes that benefit society have rapidly followed this explosion in fundamental understanding of molecular biology.
These products and processes include new medical diagnostics, new ways to treat disease, and enhanced methods of producing therapeutic compounds, proteins, and other lucrative chemical products. EpiBio2018 explores how to advance interfaces with the epigenome, providing a platform to communicate, share technical knowledge, nucleate collaborations and partnerships, and hear a diverse set of perspectives related to needs, opportunities and priorities at the intersection of bioengineering and epigenetics.