Transcription and Chromatin

Summary
The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin meeting has a long-standing tradition in shaping the field of transcriptional regulation. The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription from cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodeling, and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing. The meeting contains many talks selected from the abstracts that are interspersed with invited speakers, discussing the latest breakthroughs in transcriptional regulation.
Aims of event
The conference is designed to promote interactive discussions at both the talks and poster sessions. Given the excellent line up of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in cutting edge research in transcription.
Topics
Activators, Enhancer function, Evolution and Modelling
Long range transcriptional regulation and enhancers
General basal transcriptional machinery
Pol II function, pausing and the role of RNA in transcription
Chromatin modifications and transcription
Chromatin
Transcriptional regulation during cell fate decisions - stem cell reprogramming and normal embryonic development
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Confirmed Speakers

Karen Adelman, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Asifa Akhtar, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
Scott Barolo, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Wendy Bickmore, Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, United Kingdom
Stephen Buratowski, Harvard Medical School, USA
Wouter de Laat, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Kristian Helin, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Steven Henikoff, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Winship Herr, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Frank Holstege, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tony Kouzarides, The Gurdon Institute, United Kingdom
Alexander Meissner, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA
Jürg Müller, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Huck Hui NG, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Frank Pugh, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Anjana Rao, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, USA
Danny Reinberg, HHMI at New York University School of Medicine, USA
Dirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Ramin Shiekhattar, The Wistar Institute, USA
François Spitz, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
László Tora, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, France
Jessica Tyler, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Peter Verrijzer, Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Jerry Workman, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Yi Zhang, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

25 Aug - 28 Aug 2012
Heidelberg
Germany
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