The Biological Methylation Conference: Fundamental Mechanisms in Human Health and Disease

June 19–23, 2022
Catania, Italy


June 19-23, 2022

Launched in 1993, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) broadly covers topics relating to DNA, RNA, and protein methylation and the role these epigenetic and post-translational modifications have in human development and disease.

The conference brings together scientists who are studying diverse aspects of the biochemistry, function, and disease relevance of S-adenosy-Lmethionine (SAM)-dependent methylation to discuss recent research developments and to initiate collaborations. The program provides ample opportunities for students, fellows, and young PIs to interact with leaders in the field of protein, RNA, and DNA methylation.

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Important Dates

Housing Deadline: May 15, 2022
Abstract Deadline: May 20, 2022 
Early Registration Deadline: May 19, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: May 29, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: June 15, 2022


The main themes of the conference are: 1) Protein, DNA, and RNA methylation: 2) Methylation and chromatin regulation in the context of development and disease; 3) Small molecule inhibitors of methyltransferases and demethylases and their therapeutic applications.

Conference sessions present the latest research and foster discussion on:

  • DNA and RNA methylation
  • Quantitative approaches to biological methylation/technology
  • Methylation and therapeutics
  • Arginine methylation: players and mechanisms
  • Structural insights to protein and RNA methylation
  • Methylation and chromatin regulation

The conference covers seven sessions, two poster presentations, and a special mini symposium entitled “Small Molecule Inhibitors of Methyltransferases and Demethylases."  There will also be two "Meet the Expert" sessions – “Women in Science” and “Mentorship and Transition to Independence” – for trainees and junior faculty to meet experts in the field and to receive career and advice. Two Career Development Workshops, "Careers in Academia" and "Careers in Industry" will also be featured.  

View the preliminary agenda.


Keynote Lecture

Cheryl Arrowsmith, PhD, SGC Toronto, and Or Gozani, MD, PhD, Stanford University, will present the keynote lectures.



Ernesto Guccione, PhD

Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Robert Schneider, PhD

Director, Institute of Functional Epigenetics, Helmholtz Center, and Professor, Ludwigs Maxililians University, Germany

Clare Davies, PhD

Reader of Cancer Cell Biology, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Kai Ge, PhD

Senior Investigator and Section Chief, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Poster Information

Posters used on-site for the poster sessions will have boards sized at 3 feet wide (95 cm) by 7 feet tall (240 cm). The actual posters should be slightly smaller to fit on the boards. More instructions will be provided in an email one week prior to the event. 

Travel and Lodging

Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel - Via Antonello da Messina 45, Aci Castello, Catania, 95021 Italy

€110 per night for a single/double classic room; €130 for a single/double superior room or €150 for a deluxe single/double room (incl. taxes/fees). The discounted rate is only available until May 1, 2022. The registration fee does not include lodging.

Please book your lodging online here.

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) (8 miles / 13 km from hotel)

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approx. €20.

FASEB 2022 Epigenetics Sponsor

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA271551-01 from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.