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This meeting took place in 2002

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Epigenetics in Development and Disease (J5)

Organizer(s) Alan P. Wolffe, Stephen B. Baylin and Trevor K. Archer
February 21—26, 2002
Taos Convention Center (meeting only) • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 22, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 20, 2001

Summary of Meeting:
Remarkable progress is being made in appreciation and the role of epigenetics in topics as diverse as somatic gene therapy, cloning and transgenic strategies in plants and animals, aspects of cancer biology, the study of viral latency, the activity of mobile elements, genomic imprinting, and developmental abnormalities in animals and plants. Epigenetics presents a wonderful fusion of sciences relevant to human medicine, animal and plant biotech, and basic science. The excitement in this research area comes from the realization that diverse organisms have common molecular mechanisms that contribute to epigenetic control. This Keystone Symposium on 'Epigenetics in Development and Disease' will review the enormous progress and opportunities in this fast moving field. The meeting will have substantial representation from academic, medical and biotechnology perspectives. Therapeutic and commercial applications of epigenetics will be considered in depth.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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