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Grand gene, genome symposium set to kick off in October

Updated: 2019-07-17

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A poster of ASBMB-BSC Symposium on the Interplay between Epigenetic Regulation and Genome Integrity, which will be held on in the city of Suzhou, in southeastern Jiangsu province, on Oct 20-24 [Photo/BSC] 

The ASBMB-BSC Symposium on the Interplay between Epigenetic Regulation and Genome Integrity will be held on in the city of Suzhou, in southeastern Jiangsu province, on Oct 20-24, according to the organizers.

Epigenetics, as a simplified definition, is the study of biological mechanisms that will switch genes on and off.

The symposium is themed on human health and epigenetics and aims to promote the application of epigenetics research in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The meeting was organized by the Biophysics Society of China and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or ASBMB years ago, and is held every two years.

This year, the symposium will include eight oral sessions and one session covering the latest findings and advances at the interface of epigenetic regulation, genome integrity and cancer epigenetics. The organizers said that many talks will be selected from submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance.

The organizers said they are eager to invite as many students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the conference as possible. Four fellowships, each worth up to $500, will be awarded to overseas graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to cover some of the meeting costs.

For more detailed information, please visit the official website of the conference at http://www.bsc-asbmb-epigenetics.com/