ASHG 2015 Tipsheet: Epigenetics and Gene Expression

Media Contact:
Nalini Padmanabhan
ASHG Communications Manager

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 18, 2015
12:00 pm U.S. Pacific Time (UTC-05:00)


Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 6-10, 2015


American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting

Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations of the latest research into precision/personalized medicine, including pharmacogenetics:

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room 307
Invited Session: Mendelian disorders of the epigenetic machinery: Genetic disorders with epigenetic consequences
Moderators: Hans T. Bjornsson, Johns Hopkins University; and Sharon E. Smith, Boston Children’s Hospital

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2:30-4:30 pm, Room 309
Platform Session: Advances in epigenetics: What would Waddington say?
Moderator(s): Reid Alisch, University of Wisconsin; and Terry Furey, UNC Chapel Hill

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2:45-3:00 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Platform Presentation: Williams-Beuren syndrome as an epigenetic disease: Association of GTF2IRD1 with chromatin silencing complexes
P. Carmona-Mora, University of New South Wales, et al

Friday, Oct. 9, 10:00-10:15 am, Hall F
2015 Curt Stern Award: Leonid Kruglyak, PhD
Dr. Kruglyak’s research has focused on understanding how genes interact with each other and the environment to influence traits.

Friday, Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 pm, Ballroom III

Platform Session: Making connections: From DNA looping to eQTLs and tissue-specific regulation

Moderator(s): Nadav Ahituv, UCSF; and Tony Capra, Vanderbilt University

Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:15-8:45 am, Room TBD
Invited Workshop: Advanced workshop on integrative analysis using ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics data
Pre-registration ($25) is required for this event

Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:15-9:35 am, Hall F
Plenary Presentation: Genetic and epigenetic factors affecting regulatory elements underlie lactose intolerance and lactase persistence
R. Jeremian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, et al

Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 318/321
Platform Session: New insights in gene regulation

Moderator(s): Michael Talkowski, Harvard Medical School; and Vivian Cheung, University of Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:45-3:45 pm, Room 316
Invited Session: Life beyond additive variance
Moderators: Julien F. Ayroles, Princeton University; and Andrew G. Clark, Cornell University

Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall

Epigenetics, Posters 391-467

Genome Structure, Variation, and Function, Posters 3026-3193

About the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Human Genetics is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and others with an interest in human genetics. The Society serves scientists, health professionals, and the public by providing forums to: (1) share research results through the ASHG Annual Meeting and in The American Journal of Human Genetics; (2) advance genetic research by advocating for research support; (3) educate current and future genetics professionals, health care providers, advocates, policymakers, educators, students, and the public about all aspects of human genetics; and (4) promote genetic services and support responsible social and scientific policies. For more information, visit:

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