Plant Epigenetics, Stress and Evolution

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Plant Epigenetics, Stress and Evolution which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 29, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 2, 2012.

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series, a program now in its 76th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Epigenetic mechanisms I: DNA methylation
2. Epigenetic mechanisms II: histone modifications
3. Epigenetic mechanism III: non-coding RNAs
4. Epigenetics and stress responses
5. Epigenetic inheritance
6. Epialleles and natural variation
7. Hybrids, polyploids and epigenetics
8. Epigenetics, environmental memory and evolution

+ show speakers and program
Kathryn Barton, Carnegie Institution, USA
Jeff Bennetzen, University of Georgia, USA
Xiaofeng Cao, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, CAS, China
Juliette de Meaux, University of M√ľnster, GERMANY
Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, United Kingdom
Shou-Wei Ding, University of California, Riverside, USA
Brandon Gaut, University of California, Irvine, USA
Zhizhong Gong, China Agricultural University, CHINA
Xin-Jian He, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, CHINA
Lena Hileman, The University of Kansas, USA
Hailing Jin, University of California Riverside, USA
Tetsuji Kakutani, National Institute of Genetics, JAPAN
Damon Lisch, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Marjori Matzke, Austrian Academy of Sciences, AUSTRIA
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Ortun Mittelsten Scheid, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, AUSTRIA
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute, AUSTRIA
Jurek Paszkowski, University of Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Wei-Qiang Qian, Purdue University, USA
Eric Richards, Cornell University, USA
Herve Vaucheret, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, France
Daniel Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, USA

29 Oct - 2 Oct 2012
Suzhou Dushu Lake
meeting website