Barcelona Conferences on Epigenetics and Cancer


The Barcelona Conferences on Epigenetics and Cancer (BCEC) is a new concept of an open-access conference series jointly organized by leading Barcelona biomedical research institutes. The aim of the BCEC is to bring together leading scientists in cancer and chromatin biology to discuss fundamental aspects and the opportunities of exploiting this knowledge for the development of novel tools for the management of cancer.

The initial idea to the BCEC came from Dr. Manuel Perucho, Director of the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC), at the conclusion of his institute’s 2011 meeting. The Bellvitge Biomedical Campus with its Program of Epigenetics and Cancer Biology (IDIBELL-PEBC), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona (IBMB) soon joined the initiative. With the 2016 integration of the IMPPC into the Institute Germans Trias I Pujol (IGTP) and the formation of a chromatin focus in the Josep Carreras Leukamia Research Institute (IJC) two additional institutions have joined the project.

The BCEC has become a reality thanks to the generous support of the la Caixa Foundation, a close collaboration with the B-DEBATE Program at BIOCAT and the critical support it has received from both academic and industrial sponsors. Last but not least, this project would not have got off the ground without the endorsement of Andre Mas-Colell, Minister of Economy and Knowledge in the Catalan Government.

Scientific Committee:

Manuel Perucho
, IMPPC (Organizer 2013)
Manel Esteller, PEBC-IDIBELL (Organizer 2014)
Luciano Di Croce, CRG (Organizer 2015)
Eduard Batlle, IRB (Organizer 2016)
Albert Jordan, CSIC-IBMB (Organizer 2017)


Marcus Buschbeck, IJC (Organizer 2013, Co-organizer 2015 and 2017) BCEC Conferences

BCEC 2013: Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives

BCEC 2014: 50 Years of Histone Acetylation

BCEC 2015: Coding and non-coding function of the genome

BCEC 2016: Beyond the Cancer Genome, 13-14 October 2016

BCEC 2017: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Health and Disease, 25-26 October 2017

A note on our logo


Generalitat de Catalunya

Unió Europea


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Ajuntament de Badalona

Institut Català de la Salut

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital

Fundació Institut d'investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol