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This meeting took place in 2008

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Molecular Basis for Chromatin Modifications and Epigenetic Phenomena (D3)

Organizer(s) Peter Fraser, Sepideh Khorasanizadeh and Asifa Akhtar
April 7—12, 2008
Snowmass Resort • Snowmass, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 7, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 10, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 7, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 7, 2008

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Many chromatin modifications and structures are surprisingly dynamic, yet are involved in initiating and heritably maintaining distinct gene expression patterns that direct and preserve cellular identities. The molecules that target and regulate these modifications and how they influence—and may be influenced by—higher-order chromatin structures, nuclear organization, and various nuclear processes, are areas of intense interest and excitement. This meeting will examine the latest discoveries surrounding the molecular basis of chromatin modifications and explore their connections to various biological processes and epigenetic phenomena such as dosage compensation, imprinting, heterochromatin formation and gene expression in differentiation, development and disease. The goal is to promote a more integrated picture of the molecular interrelationships between chromatin structure and function that exercise the hidden regulatory information in the genomes of complex organisms.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 7, 2007 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
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    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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