2nd Epigenetics and Bioengineering Conference (EpiBio 2018)

Advancing our Interfaces with the Epigenome
October 4-6, 2018
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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.

Call for Abstracts is now open until July 6th, 2018

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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. EpiBio 2018 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.


  • Sensing Epigenetic Modifications
  • Writing Epigenetic Modifications
  • Nuclear Organization
  • Epigenetic Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Single Cell Epigenetics
  • The Epitranscriptome
  • Computation and Modelling in Epigenetics

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Organizing Committee:

  • Nathanial Hathaway, University of North Carolina
  • Elizabeth Heller, University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael Hoffman, University of Toronto
  • Ahmad (Mo) Khalil, Boston University
  • Kate Meyer, Duke University
  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kaushik Ragunathan, University of Michigan
  • Marianne Rots, University of Groningen
  • Hadley Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Featured Speakers

Michael Elowitz

Michael Elowitz is a Professor of Biology and Bio engineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering. He seeks to understand how core cellular capabilities such as communication, decision-making, and epigenetic memory are implemented by molecular circuits of interacting genes, proteins and other biomolecules. The lab combines the engineering of synthetic circuits with analysis of natural circuits, usually at the level of individual cells.Read more

Anshul Bharat Kundaje

Anshul Kundaje is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Computer Science at Stanford University. His primary research area is large-scale computational regulatory genomics.Read more

Stanley Qi

Dr. Lei Qi (Stanley) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering (School of Engineering), Department of Chemical and Systems Biology (School of Medicine), and a core faculty member in Stanford ChEM-H InstituteRead more

Hadley Sikes

Hadley Sikes is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hedley Sikes main research interests are biomolecular engineering, applications of redox chemistry, clinical diagnostics and molecular biotechnology. Read more

Ting Wu

Chao-ting Wu is an American molecular biologist. After training at Harvard Medical School in genetics with William Gelbart, at Stanford Medical School with David Hogness, and in a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in molecular biology, Wu began her independent academic career as an assistant professor in Anatomy and Cellular Biology and then Genetics at Harvard Medical School.Read more