KAUST Research Conference on environmental epigenetics 2017

We are pleased to announce the international 2017 KAUST Conference on ‘Epigenetics and Environment. This event marks a strategic collaborative research program between the KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (keep.kaust.edu.sa) and the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism (CEM) at UCI (www.som.uci.edu/cem/); and will cover the multifaceted mechanistic roles that the Epigenome and Phenotypic variation play in Development, Cell, and tissue Identity, Plasticity, Adaptation, Regeneration, and Inheritance. 

The Conference will be held on February 12-15, 2017 at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (kaust.edu.sa) located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.

Confirmed speakers include Emiliana Borrelli, Pia Cosma, Juan Carlos Izpisua-Belmonte, Wolfgang Fischle, Johannes Graeff, Petra Hajkova, Axel Imhof, Timothy Ravasi, Albin Sandelin, Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Robert Schneider, Maria Torres-Padilla, Azim Surani, Ueli Grossniklaus, Raffaella Santoro, Nicola Iovino and Wouter de Laat.

The program will comprise five sessions that include lectures from the speakers and short talks by selected participants. These participants will be chosen by the organizers based on the abstracts submitted. There will be two poster sessions as well as interactive activities involving all speakers and participants.

Additionally, the conference offers the opportunity to discover KAUST, its community, and vision in a changing world, not forgetting the natural beauties of this part of the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to KAUST!

The Organizers




Prof. Valerio Orlando, KAUST

Prof. Pierre Magistretti, KAUST


Prof. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, University of California, Irvine

Prof. Emiliana Borrelli, University of California, Irvine


Prof. Juan Carlos Ispizua Belmonte, The Salk Institute

This event is organized by the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division with financial support from the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research. Additional support was provided by the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP), Industry Partnerships Office.