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Epigenetics. 2011 Oct 1;6(10):1265-71. doi: 10.4161/epi.6.10.17491. Epub 2011 Oct 1.

Epigenetics, eh! A meeting summary of the Canadian Conference on Epigenetics.

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EpiGenwestern Research Group, Children's Health Research Institute, and Department of Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.


In May 2011, the Canadian Conference on Epigenetics: Epigenetics Eh! was held in London, Canada. The objectives of this conference were to showcase the breadth of epigenetic research on environment and health across Canada and to provide the catalyst to develop collaborative Canadian epigenetic research opportunities, similar to existing international epigenetic initiatives in the US and Europe. With ten platform sessions and two sessions with over 100 poster presentations, this conference featured cutting-edge epigenetic research, presented by Canadian and international principal investigators and their trainees in the field of epigenetics and chromatin dynamics. An EpigenART competition included ten artists, creating a unique opportunity for artists and scientists to interact and explore their individual interpretations of this scientific discipline. The conference provided a unique venue for a significant cross-section of Canadian epigenetic researchers from diverse disciplines to meet, interact, collaborate and strategize at the national level.

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