12th EMBL Conference on Transcription and Chromatin 2016 Heidelberg

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  • The EMBL Con­fer­ence on Tran­scrip­tion and Chro­matin has played a very impor­tant role in the tran­scrip­tion field over the past 20 years, being both very well attended and gen­er­at­ing highly inter­ac­tive dis­cus­sions. The 12th Edi­tion of the Con­fer­ence will be held on August 2730, 2016 in Hei­del­berg, Ger­many.

    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 remod­el­ling, 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.


    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.


    • 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
    • Tran­scrip­tional reg­u­la­tion dur­ing cell fate deci­sions – stem cell repro­gram­ming and nor­mal embry­onic development

    Con­firmed Speakers

    • Karen Adel­man – National Insti­tute of Envi­ron­men­tal Health Sci­ences, USA
    • Asifa Akhtar – Max Planck Insti­tute of Immuno­bi­ol­ogy and Epi­ge­net­ics, Germany
    • Shel­ley L. Berger – Perel­man School of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, USA
    • Gerd A. Blo­bel – Perel­man School of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, USA
    • Déb­o­rah Bourc’his – Insti­tut Curie, France
    • Adrian Bracken – Smur­fit Insti­tute of Genet­ics, Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin, Ireland
    • Neil Brock­dorff – Uni­ver­sity of Oxford, UK
    • Anne Brunet – Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • Stephen Bura­towski – Har­vard Med­ical School, USA
    • Gia­como Cav­alli – Insti­tute of Human Genet­ics, CNRS, France
    • Stir­ling Church­man – Har­vard Med­ical School, USA
    • Patrick Cramer – Max Planck Insti­tute for Bio­phys­i­cal Chem­istry, Germany
    • Amanda Fisher – MRC Clin­i­cal Sci­ences Cen­tre, UK
    • Peter Fraser – The Babra­ham Insti­tute, UK
    • Thomas Gre­gor – Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • Thomas Jenuwein – Max Planck Insti­tute of Immuno­bi­ol­ogy and Epi­ge­net­ics, Germany
    • Tony Kouzarides – The Gur­don Insti­tute, Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, UK
    • Michael S. Levine – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley, USA
    • Zhe J. Liu – Janelia Research Cam­pus, Howard Hughes Med­ical Insti­tute, USA
    • Ana Pombo – Berlin Insti­tute for Med­ical Sys­tems Biol­ogy at Max Del­brück Cen­ter for Mol­e­c­u­lar Med­i­cine (MDC), Germany
    • Anjana Rao – La Jolla Insti­tute for Allergy & Immunol­ogy, USA
    • Wolf Reik – The Babra­ham Insti­tute, UK
    • Danny Rein­berg – Howard Hughes Med­ical Insti­tute, NYU School of Medicine-​Smilow Research Cen­ter, USA
    • Bing Ren – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia San Diego School of Med­i­cine, USA
    • Patrick Schultz – IGBMC, CNRS, France
    • Henk Stun­nen­berg – Rad­boud Insti­tute for Mol­e­c­u­lar Life Sci­ences, The Rad­boud Uni­ver­sity Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • Maria Elena Tor­res Padilla – IGBMC, CNRS, France
    • Alexan­der van Oude­naar­den – Hubrecht Insti­tute, The Netherlands
    • Bas van Steensel – Nether­lands Can­cer Insti­tute, The Netherlands


    Sci­en­tific Organisers

    • Denis Duboule – Uni­ver­sity of Geneva and EPFL Lau­sanne, Switzerland
    • Eileen Fur­long – EMBL Hei­del­berg, Germany
    • Ali Shi­lat­i­fard – North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity Fein­berg School of Med­i­cine, USA
    • Marc Tim­mers – Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­ter Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Con­fer­ence Organiser

    • Car­olina Gar­cia Sabate – EMBL Hei­del­berg, Germany
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