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A Highly Successful Event!

The Symposium attracted attendance of 120 delegates representing 15 countries from all around the world. This was the largest skin focused epigenetics meeting we have held and with a mixture of basic science, clinical research and industry talks, we are confident that we succeeded in our aims to ensure a wide range of topics were presented and discussed amongst the participants.

We are very grateful to the faculty of high quality speakers who gave talks and to the poster presenters for sharing their work.

A highlight of the event was the John Wood Memorial Lecture  "Epigenetic mechanisms controlling skin stem cell activity" given by Professor Elaine Fuchs from Rockefeller University. Prof Vladimir Botchkarev, Symposium Chair, who had opened the Symposium earlier in the day, welcomed Prof Fuchs to the University.

Prof Fuchs gave a wonderful Lecture followiing an official welcome address and introductions by Prof Des Tobin (Director CSS) and Prof Brian Cantor (Vice-Chancellor).

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Prof Karen Schallreuter presented Prof Fuchs with a beautiful plaque to commemorate the award, named in honour of her late husband and co-researcher at the University of Bradford.

Photographs by Dr. Omid Shalbaf

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On behalf of the organising committee and all of the delegates, we would like to thank the supporting companies and grant awarding bodies for their generosity and support. The event provided an unrivalled opportunity for researchers to meet, learn and interact, and this would not be possible without the support from our sponsors and exhibitors.

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Feedback from participants has been very good:-

"I am really glad that we were invited to sponsor this event. It was great to be able to listen to inspiring talks from Prof. Fuchs and Prof. Cantor........ I would definitely recommend to be a sponsor again"

" Symposium was very successful for [our company]..........and we would be interested in participating the next time"

"The symposium was very interesting and stimulating for me, especially because i am a young PhD student"

"Thank you for organising such a fantastic meeting"

"Thank you very much for an exciting and perfectly organized meeting! It was a great pleasure to come to Bradford!"

"I personally enjoyed the breadth of the research in epigenetics that was presented and the fact that this is such a dynamic research area, that we are only starting to understand"