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Dynamics of Eukaryotic Transcription during Development (C4)

Organizer(s) Karen Adelman and Marc Timmers
April 7—12, 2010
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, MT USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 7, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 5, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 7, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 5, 2010

Supported by The Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Gene expression in eukaryotes is regulated primarily at the level of transcription. Although much is known about the basic building blocks required to recruit RNA polymerase II to a gene promoter and establish a pre-initiation complex, recent data reveals that a great deal of regulation occurs during transcription elongation, and involves dynamic interactions between the transcription machinery and chromatin structure. This meeting is intended to explore these recently appreciated mechanisms for gene regulation and to showcase the novel techniques that have permitted these advances. Of particular interest are the use of comprehensive, genomic approaches, and their use towards understanding the different patterns of gene expression in different model systems, including stem cells and developing tissues, as well as the application of novel molecular probing and cell imaging techniques to investigate the global nuclear architecture and its impact on gene expression.

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Scholarship Deadline: December 7, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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