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Regulatory Mechanisms in Eukaryotic Transcription (B4)

Organizer(s) Kevin Struhl and John T. Lis
February 3—8, 2008
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 4, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 2, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 4, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 4, 2007

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Transcriptional regulatory mechanisms are central to many biological phenomena such as cell growth, development of multicellular organisms, response to environmental conditions, and disease. Critical subject areas to be address include (1) detailed structure-function analysis of the basic transcription machinery, (2) how transcriptional co-activators connect gene-specific activator proteins to the basic machinery, (3) the mechanism of transcriptional elongation and its coupling to mRNA processing, (4) the role of chromatin structure in transcriptional mechanisms, (5) the role of nuclear organization, (6) transcriptional silencing mechanisms including the involvement of RNAi, (7) various long-range effects on transcriptional activity, and (8) genome-wide and other functional genomic approaches. These research areas are interconnected at many levels, from detailed mechanistic issues to important biological phenomena. A major goal of the meeting is to provide an avenue for participants to learn about the latest conceptual and technical advances in eukaryotic transcription regulation.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 4, 2007 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • 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

Application Process

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