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Eukaryotic Transcription (Z2)


Organizer(s) David S. Gilmour, Ramin Shiekhattar, Barbara Panning and Irwin Davidson
March 31—April 5, 2012
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, UT USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 30, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 5, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 30, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 30, 2012

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Joint Meeting: Non-Coding RNAs (Z1)

Summary of Meeting:
Gene expression in eukaryotes is regulated primarily at the level of transcription. Biochemical, genetic and molecular genetic analyses of a handful of genes have provided a basic understanding of transcription. Advances in proteomics have rapidly expanded the repertoire of proteins and protein-protein interactions that participate in gene expression, and genome-wide analyses of protein distributions across genomes and gene expression are expanding and challenging our knowledge. For example, RNA polymerase II is found concentrated at the promoters of thousands of genes, causing much interest in the field to shift focus to the role of elongation in regulating gene expression. The functions of vast noncoding, transcribed regions of the genome are largely unknown. HDACs, thought to function primarily as repressors, tend to be associated with highly transcribed genes. This meeting will explore new and exciting aspects of eukaryotic gene regulation emerging from genomic, proteomic and other high-throughput techniques.

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Scholarships/Awards


Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients


Michael Alan Davis
University of Washington, USA

Jonathan E. Freaney
Northwestern University, USA

Temesgen Fufa
National Institutes of Health, USA

Mounia Lagha
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Oksana Maksimenko
Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Science, Russia

Yunsun Nam
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Petra C. Schwalie
EPFL, Switzerland

Zong Wei
Mayo Clinic, USA

Patrick J. E. C. Wijchers
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands