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Join the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) Science Days 2018 in Hong Kong

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From 2018-10-26 to 2018-10-28, Hong Kong
From 26 to 28 October 2018, epigenomics scientists and funding agency members from around the world will come together in Hong Kong. For the first time. The Hong Kong Epigenomics Project (Hong Kong, China) has the pleasure to host the IHEC annual meeting at the Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Join the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) Science Days 2018 in Hong Kong
Following an internal IHEC day (open to IHEC members only) on 26 October 2018, the consortium invites everyone interested to participate in the “IHEC Science Days”, a two-day scientific symposium taking place on 27 and 28 October 2018. The Science Days offer a rich programme of scientific talks by top epigenomics researchers enabling extensive exchange of ideas and discussions among the talents of the field.

Participants are invited to contribute to the scientific programme of the conference by submitting abstracts for poster presentations or rapid fire talks via the following link:

The abstract submission deadline is 26 September 2018.

Registration for the IHEC Science Days will be open until 15 October 2018.

Further information on the conference programme, speakers and registration can be found on the IHEC Meeting website:

About the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC)
If the genome is an instruction manual encoding all the biological functions of cells, then the epigenome is the set of annotations and side notes that further dictates how the instructions encoded by the genome are implemented and enforced. IHEC is a global consortium with the primary goal of providing free access to high-resolution reference human epigenome maps for normal and disease cell types to the research community. The epigenome reference maps will be of great utility in basic and applied research.

The data sets generated by IHEC are made available through the IHEC Data Portal ( Moreover, the consortium has recently published a list of tools ( developed by IHEC research teams that help the scientific community to navigate, analyse and interpret the extensive pool of existing data in order to encourage integrative analyses and data assessment.

After the successful completion of the BLUEPRINT project, the two running European research endeavours “MultipleMS” and “SYSCID” funded under the current Horizon 2020 programme are members of IHEC.

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