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It's a Wrap!

After three days of live broadcasting, Prof. Jeffrey Craig and Prof. Richard Saffery have closed Epigenetics 2021.

AEpiA's Melbourne-based Local Organising Committee delivered a fully-virtual conference connecting 285 attendees from 20 countries for three days packed with expert speakers and interesting sessions.

Although the current situation did not allow for the usual face-to-face conference and exhibition, and we miss a crowded room and conversation in the breaks, the virtual edition, although challenging at times offered some new opportunities we haven’t had before and did offer a chance for some to meet and catch-up at one of the five networking dinners.

Live chats, Q&A options, virtual posters, opportunity to connect with anyone no matter their location and other virtual “goodies” made this event exactly what we hoped for: a place to attend and participate, with opportunity to connect, to engage and provide a knowledge forum to continue our professional development.

We would like to sincerely thank all our speakers and participants with a special mention to our sponsors.

We hope that you can all join us again at our next conference.

The Epigenetics 2021 Team


About Epigenetics 2021

Welcome to the 2021 meeting of the Australian Epigenetics Alliance! This meeting will bring together Australian and international researchers in the field of epigenetics, and connect senior, emerging and early-career researchers. This year, the conference will focus on single-cell epigenetics, stem cells, epigenetics in immunity, environmental epigenetics, transgenerational and evolutionary epigenetics, integrative OMICs, epigenetic aging, and translational and clinical epigenetics.

Hosting of our biennial meeting rotates states and territories of Australia; due to COVID-19 Epigenetics 2021 will be held VIRTUALLY from 17th – 19th February. There is still opportunity for face-to-face networking at satellite dinners in each state .

Our Victorian convening committee has been working hard to ensure the program is comprehensive, with diverse sessions of interest to epigenetics researchers from all branches of life science. We have confirmed international keynote speakers and many distinguished national speakers, and we will be inviting oral and poster presentations from a selection of abstracts. 

We invite you to submit abstracts, and we look forward to your participation at this dynamic meeting.

How will Epigenetics 2021 be held?

Epigenetics 2021 will be a fully immersive virtual event using the Attendify and Gather platforms.


  • Single-cell epigenetics
  • Epigenetics and stem cells
  • Epigenetics in immunity
  • Environmental epigenetics
  • Transgenerational epigenetics and DOHAD
  • Integrative OMICs (including epigenetics)
  • Epigenetic aging
  • Translational and clinical epigenetics

Invited Speakers

Rhys Allan (VIC)
Marnie Blewitt (VIC)
Liran Carmel (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israel)
Susan Clark (NSW)
Chen Davidovic (VIC)
Mark Dawson (VIC)
Nir Eynon (VIC)
Anthony Hannan (VIC)
Steve Horvath (Univ. of CA, USA)

Severine Lamon (VIC)
Kin-Anh Le Cao (VIC)
Heather Lee (NSW)
Ryan Lister (WA)
Allan McRae (QLD)
Jovana Maksimovic (VIC)
Boris Novakovic (VIC)

Katherine Pillman (SA)
Jose Polo (VIC)
Wolf Reik (Babraham Institute, UK)
Phillipa Taberlay (TAS)
Irena Voineagu (NSW)
Sarah Voisin (VIC)
Anne Voss (VIC)
Mark Ziemman (VIC)

Organising Committee


  • Jeffrey Craig, Deakin University
  • Richard Saffery, MCRI

Local organising committee

  • Nir Eynon, Victoria University, CHAIR
  • Sarah Ashley, MCRI
  • Macsue Jacques, Victoria University
  • Jane Loke, MCRI & University of Melbourne
  • Toby Mansell, MCRI
  • Namitha Mohandas, Deakin University
  • Boris Novakovic, MCRI
  • Sarah Voisin, Victoria University
  • Mark Ziemann, Deakin University

View the Epigenetics 2021 overview

Who should attend?

Epigenetics 2021 may be of interest to:

researchers, including senior investigators, early-mid career researchers and students who are interested in:

  • the role of epigenetics and epigenomics in human health, development, immunity and disease;
  • the tools being used and developed to advance our understanding of epigenetics, and
  • the pre-clinical and clinical strategies being investigated to use this understanding to improve human health. 

Why you should attend?

Attend Epigenetics 2021 and you will:

  • HEAR from distinguished leaders in the field of epigenetics;
  • GAIN first-hand insights into the latest epigenetics research developments in Australia and overseas;
  • LEARN about ongoing epigenetics research across all areas of human health, development and disease;
  • FIND OUT how others are applying the latest technological advances in their research;
  • GAIN an opportunity to present your research findings to your peers;
  • CONNECT with researchers from across Australia and New Zealand;
  • DISCUSS your work, troubleshoot your problems and brainstorm your ideas with other bright scientists;
  • BUILD relationships and find potential opportunities for collaboration;
  • DISCOVER the latest technologies and tools from leading biotech companies. 

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