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Venue               Taormina Palazzo dei Congressi, Sicily, Italy

Date                  November 2-4, 2016



  • Coding and non-coding functions of the genome

  • Chromatin structure in stem cells

  • Genome architecture and human disease


Stem cells have the unique properties of both self renewal and differentiation into various lineages. In the last few years, chromatin architecture and noncoding RNAs are emerging as major players in both gene regulation and  stem cell differentiation. This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of chromatin organization, transcription regulation and stem cell biology. We aim to provide a forum in which interdisciplinary discussions will promote cross-collaboration between experts in these areas. Moreover, during the meeting, there will be great opportunities for young scientists to meet the experts in the field.


Conference chairs


Confirmed speakers


Short talk slots and poster presentations are available. Those which closely fit within the topics of the meeting will be selected for presentation. Abstracts can be submitted during online registration.


Download our abstract guidelines



  • Talk abstracts: July 1, 2016

  • Poster abstracts: September 8, 2016



Early bird Standard Late
Before July 1, 2016 July 2 - Sept 8 , 2016 Sept 9- Oct 24, 2016
Delegate € 395.00 € 495.00 € 595.00
Student € 295.00 € 395.00 € 495.00


The registration fee includes:

  • Entry to scientific sessions and conference materials

  • Refreshment breaks, lunches and dinners during the conference

  • Networking and drink receptions

  • Conference evening social



Start:  November 2, 2016
Finish:  November 4, 2016

Note, these are provisional dates and may change


The Palazzo dei Congressi is a dedicate congress and theatre center, found in the central Taormina.

Spectacularly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina looks down on two sweeping bays and towards the Mount Etna (Europe's highest active volcano). Place of interest include the splendid Greek Theatre, the Roman “Naumachiae”, the 10th century Palazzo Corvaja, the 13th century Cathedral of Saint Nicolò, the 16th century Palace of the Dukes of Saint Stefano, the public gardens, the “Badia Vecchia” (Ancient Abbey) and many others.

For further information on Copenhagen and public transport around the city, please visit Taormina website


​​​​​​​Special conference room rates are available at a range hotels which within walking distance of the conference venue.

Download hotel information and booking details

* Important note *
Abcam does not have an affiliated hotel agency for this event.
Please be careful of direct approaches from companies offering hotel reservations for this event. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancelation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to Abcam.


Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancellation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.

  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable unless the registration application is unsuccessful. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a full refund of fees received.

  • Abcam cannot be held responsible for any travel costs incurred

  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting Abcam Events Team.


Frequently asked questions

How can I submit an abstract?
Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process. If the abstract is not available at time of registration,please email the abstract to the Abcam Events Team
by July 1, 2016 for talk consideration and September 8, 2016 for poster consideration.

What happens if I've registered by cannot attend?
Substitute delegates can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.

Do I need insurance?
As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance.

What do I need to get into the country?
Please ensure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operation for nationals of your country.

Are there exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities?
Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please e-mail the Abcam Events Team for more information.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the meeting?
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 696000