Chromatin conference: histones, nucleosomes, chromosomes and genomes

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Chromatin conference: histones, nucleosomes, chromosomes and genomes

In a new twist on these, Abcam offers early registrants a free antibody of their choice!
Chromatin conference: histones, nucleosomes, chromosomes and genomes

February 9-11 2009, Singapore


***Register online***

Register by November 7 to take advantage of the Event Special Promotion - a free antibody with every registration!

Organized by Neil Clarke and Edwin Cheung, Genome Institute Singapore.

As a new and unique feature of this first international Chromatin event in Asia, Abcam is hosting the event back to back with the Stem Cells meeting. Delegates will benefit from a one-day overlap over plenary lectures and poster sessions. Visit the Stem Cells meeting pages.

1. About Singapore and Biopolis
2. Topics
3. Speakers and program
4. Registration
5. Abstracts
6. FAQ
7. Sponsorship
8. Contact us

About Biopolis

Its vision is to be a world-class biomedical sciences R&D hub in Asia. The campus is dedicated to providing space for biomedical R&D activities and it is an environment that fosters a collaborative culture among the private and public research community.


On Wednesday afternoon, delegates are invited to Biopolis for a tour of the facilities to be followed by buffet dinner reception. Transport to and from the hotel will be provided. This is generously supported by A*Star (the governmental organization dedicated to charting the course for Singapore's Science and Technology).


The Pan Pacific is a luxury hotel with dedicated conference facilities situated in the heart of the Marina Bay area; a shopping haven of over 500 shops and restaurants near the Singapore River. It is conveniently just 20 minutes by taxi from the new international Changi Airport (taxis will cost around £5). All rooms offer a magnificent view of the city and guests enjoy the leisure facilities and service you would expect from this award winning Hotel. See the Pan Pacific website for further information.


A word which is synonymous with Singapore is unique; with its rich blend of culture, technology, arts and cuisine, it has something to offer ever visitor. Singapore’s Changi Airport is served by more than 70 airlines flying to over 160 cities worldwide so most delegates will find it easy to travel to Singapore.

# Histone modifications, enzymology and biochemistry
# Histone variants
# Genome mapping of the chromatin primary structure
# Nuclear organization
# RNA and chromatin

Invited speakers

* Laurie Boyer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US)
* Sung Hee Baek (Seoul National University, South Korea)
* Xing Wang Deng (Yale University, USA)
* Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Xiang-Dong Fu (University of California, USA)
* Shiv Grewal (National Cancer Institute, USA)
* Kristian Helin (BRIC, Denmark)
* Takashi Ito (Nagasaki University, Japan)
* Tony Kouzarides (Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK)
* Wouter De Laat (Erasmus, the Netherlands)
* En Li (Novartis, Institute for Biomedical Research Shanghai)
* Jason Lieb (University of North Carolina)
* John Lis (Cornell University, USA)
* Huck Hui Ng (Genome Institue of Singapore)
* Azim Surani (Gurdon Institute, UK)
* Bryan Turner (University of Birmingham, UK)
* Jonathan Widom (Northwestern University, USA)


Register online

The registration fee is fully inclusive of:

* attendance at sessions (plenary & poster)
* bed & breakfast accommodation for the nights of 8, 9 and 10 February
* lunch and refreshments on 9, 10 and 11 February
* welcome drinks reception
* conference materials, including book of abstracts
* tour and dinner at Biopolis

Early Bird (by 7 Nov 08)



Student (single)


Student (twin)




* delegates who would like to take advantage of a special rate for attendance at both events should contact eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%65%76%65%6e%74%73%40%61%62%63%61%6d%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%65%76%65%6e%74%73%40%61%62%63%61%6d%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))


A rate for locals who not require accommodation is available as below. Please note, this rate is only available for delegates who reside in Singapore.


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Additional accommodation is available the nights before and after the conference at an additional charge of £140 per night (inclusive of B&B and taxes).


Abstracts for oral and poster presentation are now invited. Those which most closely fit within the topics of the meeting will be selected.

Oral abstract deadline November 7, 2008
Poster abstract deadline: December 19, 2008
Space for posters is unlimited.

Posters will be judged. The winner will receive up to £75 off their registration for a future Abcam conference or an antibody from the Abcam catalog.

Abstract submission guidelines.PDF


Delegates presenting posters will each be provided with a board (dimensions to be advised in due course) and will be advised where/when to display their poster upon registration. Adhesive will be provided.

Internet Access
An internet café organized by Abcam will be available for the duration of the conference for delegate use. Internet is also available in bedrooms; delegates will be required to cover the cost of this.

Included in the registration fee is bed and breakfast accommodation for the nights of 8, 9 and 10 February and lunches and refreshments on 9, 10 and 11 October. You will be asked to provide credit card details upon check-in to cover any additional incidental charges (telephone, additional drinks/snacks).

Travelling to Singapore
Changi Airport is the main international airport in Singapore. It has 80 airlines serving more than 180 cities in over 50 countries and so most delegates will find it easy to coordinate travel to Singapore.

Passports and Visa
Please ensure you have an up to date passport before booking travel. Most nationals of the US, UK, EU and Australia holding a valid passport will not require a visa, however delegates are advised to ensure they research any visa requirements which may be in operation.

Transfers to/from the airport
The Pan Pacific Hotel is located just 20 minutes by taxi from Changi Airport and taxis will cost around £5. A well organized taxi rank is available just past the arrivals lounge.

Money and Local Information
The local currency is the Singapore Dollar, although US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Yen and Pounds Sterling are also accepted at most major shopping centres in Singapore. ATMs are widely available and American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Pounds Sterling.

Time Zone: GMT + 8
Languages: most Singaporeans are bilingual and speak English
Electricity: 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz
Plug fittings of the three-pin square type are in use. Many hotels have 110-volt outlets

There is no distinct wet/dry season in Singapore and visitors enjoy warm summer temperatures all year round (approximately 30ºC/86ºF during the day and 23ºC/74ºF in the evening). Please ensure you bring adequate sun protection and possibly an umbrella for unexpected showers!

As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical insurance. Delegates will be provided with emergency contact numbers upon registration at the conference