Detailed Event Agenda:

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                             Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.                                 Welcome Address - Dr. Holly Prigerson

9:05 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.                               Introductory Remarks - Dr. Ed Benz

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.                                  Keynote Presentation - Dr. Andrew Feinberg

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                                   Poster Session & Networking
(1st Floor Atrium)

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Lori-Anne Ramsay 
UMass Boston - DF/HCC U54 Partnership 
The Sixth Annual UMass Boston - DF/HCC
U54 Cancer Symposium

November 15, 2012 

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Pechet Room

Harvard Medical School

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston MA 02115



"The Epigenetic Basis of Common Human Disease"

Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH 

Gilman Scholar and King Fahd Professor of Medicine, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Oncology, and Biostatistics & Director, Center for Epigenetics, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Abstract: We and our collaborators have been leading efforts to develop a new field, epigenetic epidemiology. We have developed whole genome approaches to epigenetic analysis of human disease generally, that include novel approaches to array-based analysis, sequencing, and statistical analysis. This has led to the first epigenetic map of normal hematopoiesis and reprogramming to iPS cells, and the first methylation map of the cancer genome. We are applying the same tools to explore the epigenetic basis of common disease generally. I will describe the first whole-genome epigenetic analysis of a common disorder other than cancer, integrating genetic and epigenetic data to overcome significant barriers to both epigenetic studies and conventional GWAS.


Registration is required to attend this event.