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Chairman’s Address

Epigenetics concerns both signals and players of the DNA sequence independent mechanisms that underpin the cross-cell–division-maintenance of transcriptional memory. Epigenetic events modify and relay the information coded in the genome sequence, via RNA and protein intermediates, to the phenotypes of cells, which vary in both time and space specific fashions. By essence, the correct unfolding of gene expression programs for the cell lineage specification in development of high living organism is epigenetics. The aberrant epigenetic interface of the genome is the hallmarks of all the major diseases, including cancer, metabolic disorders, autoimmune and neurological diseases.

In the year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of DNA's double stranded structure in "Nature", James Watson stated that epigenetic (DNA sequence independent genetic) studies will be the center of attention in the new era of life sciences, which started at the date of the completion of sequencing of the human genome. In the same year, we held the 1st Shanghai International Conference in Development and Diseases, where 12 oral presentations were given by leading scientists at home and abroad (October 2003, Cell Research, 2003, 13(5)).

The US epigenome Road Map initiative was launched in 2008, marking the beginning of the era of the epigenome research aiming to compile comprehensive epigenome reference maps of the major cell types of both human and model organisms. In the same year, we held the 2nd conference ( 3-7, July, 2008) [RF1], where 36 experts in epigenetic field spoke to over 200 participants about their works and their visions on a wide ranges of epigenetic(-omic) subjects. That meeting was also under the name of the 3rd Annual meeting of Asian Epigenome Alliance, which was formed in Seoul, 2006 to promote regional epigenetic (-omic) research. One of the emphases was placed on the epigenomic perspectives of the complex biological systems.

Since 2008, we have witnessed the rapid conceptual and technological advances in the 2nd generation DNA sequencing based genomic researches. The research efforts have intensified since then for better mechanistic understanding of biological and pathological behaviors of high living organisms, approached from the epigenetic perspectives in combination with other omics. To present the key conceptual and technological advances in epigenetic(-omic) field, we organize the 3rd Shanghai International Conference of Epigenetics and Diseases/The 7th Annual Conference of Asian Epigenome Alliance/Genome Medicine Workshop on Epigenetic(-omic)s in Diseases (from 19th to 22nd April, 2012), in Shanghai. 46 leading scientists will speak their recent findings and thoughts to over 200 scientists (expected) in this three day conference. On behalf of the meeting organization committee, we warmly welcome and assure you all that this meeting will be an excellent opportunity for you catch the latest advances and establish the collaborative ties with your peers, as offered by the previous two events( The 1st in 2003 and 2nd in 2008).


The Scientific Program Snapshot

1,  Chemistry and biology of the epigenetic signals and key players (Morning, 20, April)

2,  Epigenomic Perspectives of the complex biological systems  (Afternoon, 20, April)

3,  Epigenetics in Cancer  (Morning, 21, April) ( Genome Medicine Workshop)

4,  Epigenetics in Other Diseases  (Afternoon, 21, April) (Genome Medicine Workshop)

5,  Epigenetic(-omic)s in the complex biological systems (1) (Morning, 22, April)

6,   Epigenetic(-omic)s in the complex biological systems (2) (Afternoon, 22, April)


List of speakers


                                        20, April

1.  Guoliang Xu (China)                         2.Ruiming Xu (China)

3. Xuebiao Yao (China)                         4. Yi Zhang (USA)

5. Shumin Zhao (China)                        6. Hongjun Song (USA)

7. Haruhiko Siom i(Japan)&                   8. Henk Stunnerberg (Holand)

9. Tapas K Kundu (India)                     10.  Bin Ren (USA)

11. Young-Joon Kim (Korea)                12. Susan J. Clark (Australia)

13. Dae-Youp Lee (Korea)                   14. Shyam Prabhakar (Singapore)

15. Sheng Zhong (USA)

                                        21, April

16. Qian Tao (Hong Kong)                   17. Toshikazu Ushijima (Japan)

18. Yutaka Kondo (Japan)                   19. Bin-Tean Teh (Singapore)

20. Jingde Zhu (China)                       21. Yi-Ching Wang (Tainan)

22. Li-Jung Juan (Taipei)                     23. Tohru Nakano (Japan)

24. Taiping Chen (USA)                      25.  Kazuya Iwamoto (Japan)

26. Esteban Ballestar (Spain)              27. Deyu Fang (USA)

28. Isabelle Mansuy (Switzerland)       29. Marcus E Pembrey (UK)

30. J. Andrew Pospisilik (Germany)     31. Assam El-Osta (Australia)


                                         22, April

32. Jing-Dong Jackie Han (China)         33. Howard Cedar (Israel)

34. Hiroyuki Sasaki (Japan)                 35. Yijun Qi (China)

36. Soo Jong Um (Korea)                    37. Jonathan Loh (Singapore)

38. Yijun Ruan ( Singapore)                 39. Dirk Schübeler (Switzerland)

40. Craig L. Peterson (USA)                 41. Chunming Ding (Singapore)

42. Yoo-Sun Noh (Korea)                     43. Kin-ichi Nakashima(Japan)

44. Jonathan Loh (Singapore)               45. Moshe Szyf (Canada)

46. NG Huck Hui (Singapore)



  • Jingde Zhu
    Shanghai Cancer Institute/Renji Hospital
    Shanghai Jiaotong University
    Shanghai, China

  • Lin He
    Bio-X Institutes, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University
    Shanghai, China



Member of organization committee

Jingde Zhu (Shanghai, China)                            Lin He(Shanghai, China)

Rebecca Furlong (Genome Medicine, UK)            Toshikazu Ushijima(Japan)

Youngjoon. Kim (Korea)                                    Huck-Hui Ng (Singapore)

Yi Zhang (USA)                                                Guoliang Xu (China)

Xuebiao Yao (China)                                         Yijun. Qi(China)

Ruiming Xu(China)                                           Shimin Zhao(China)

The contact information of the local organization committee


Hongyu Zhang (  00 86 21 6443 6786

Aiping Zhang (  00 86 21 62932779-8210

Tel/Fax: 00 86 21 64224285

Symposium venue

Conference Hall, Mindao Building,
Shanghai Fudan Medical School,
131, Dong'an Road, Shanghai 200032, China


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