The study of epigenetics has changed the paradigm of research on the human genome. It is one of the most promising and burgeoning fields in the current biomedical research landscape. Studies have shown that epigenetic factors are responsible for controlling the expression and function of genes and have emerged as important mediators of development and aging, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, autoimmune disorders, and obesity to name a few.
The objectives of the conference Epigenetics: Opportunities for Sleep Research include identifying research opportunities, strategies, and methodologies to further elucidate epigenetic mechanisms in sleep processes and recruiting outstanding young investigators into this area of research. To further these ends, the organizing committee has developed a state-of-the-art program. An outstanding group of scientists and leaders in their field will present at the conference. The program was designed to provide overviews in several areas of epigenetic research and sleep disorders and to stimulate discussions on how these areas could interact and complement each other.
Who Should Attend
- Students interested in sleep and circadian neurobiology research and its possibility for epigenetics study.
For more information, please go to www.acesleepmeeting.org.
Abstracts are for this meeting are due July 1, 2012.