We’re on the verge of 2013. For those of you who want to up your epigenetics research game and have some fun in the process, we’ve got conferences you should definitely check out. The year starts off a little quiet on the numbers front, but the quality more than makes up for it.
January Epigenetics and ncRNA Conference Picks
Whistler’s base currently ranges from 40-98” with more snow on the way. Either way you can’t go wrong with this phenomenal resort. Although, this years Keystone isn’t onsite at Whistler you can still round out your trip with a quick visit. After all, it’s not every day you get to attend a meeting in the backyard of one of North America’s finest resorts.
Plus, there will be great talks covering some of the classics like miRNA in development and diseases like cancer, but also some of the lastest developments in lncRNAs and the host of processes with which they’re involved. Add in a sprinkle of piRNA processing and function and you have a little something for every ncRNA researcher.
Want to check out some of the recent work present at last years Keystone Symposia’s Non-Coding RNAs meeting? You can view it in our Conference Highlights section along with dozen’s more.
February Epigenetics and ncRNA Conference Picks
Art, culture, and yes skiing converge in Santa Fe. Sure Taos comes to mind when you think New Mexico, but Ski Santa Fe is off to a great start this year with a solid base and they’re sitting just on the outskirts of town, so you’ll be able to duck out and make it back for evening sessions. Otherwise, check out the Taos Express to get you up to Taos for some of the action.
At the meeting you’ll be able to take in some really cool talks focusing on the convergence of epigenetics, nutrition, and disease with talks covering:
• Mechanisms Underlying Non-Nutritive Bioactive Food Components and Histone Modifications
• Nutrient Regulation of DNA Methylase and Demethylase Activity
• Nutritional Influences on Hypothalamic Developmental Epigenetics
• Epigenetic Factors in Adipose Tissue Endocrine Dysregulation in Obesity
• Impact of Genetic and Nutritional Variation in Folate Metabolism on Cellular Methylation Capacity
• Maternal Dietary Effects on Epigenetic Regulation of Enhancers in Pancreatic Islets
• Epigenetic Mechanisms in Lipotoxicity in the Endocrine Pancreas
• Regulation of Human Gene Expression by Dietary miRNAs
• Epigenetics and Nuclear Reprogramming by Eggs and Oocytes
• Nutrition, Epigenetics and Cancer
Check out some of the interviews we ran from a similar Keystone Symposia meeting on Environmental Epigenomics and Disease Susceptibility in March 2011
Next Up: March Epigenetics Conferences
March is loaded with top-notch action on the conference circuit so we need some time to digest these and get back. Be on the lookout for our top picks some time in January.