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Transcriptional Regulation by Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II

An ASBMB Special Symposium

SAVE THE DATE: October 6-10, 2016 in Snowbird, UT 
Meeting dates coincide with Snowbird's 43rd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration.

Attendees will have a free afternoon to enjoy the music, entertainment and festival refreshments!

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Karen M. Arndt
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph C. Reese
Penn State University
Raymond C. Trievel 
University of Michigan
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Keynote Lecture:
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Ali Shilatifard
Feinberg School of Medicine,
Northwestern University

The field of transcription biochemistry and molecular biology has become one with the field of chromatin biology and epigenetics; these two fields are basically inseparable. RNA polymerase II and its transcription machinery play an essential role in the modification and remodeling of chromatin; and chromatin plays a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression by RNA polymerase II. Due to the completion of the sequencing of the genome of human and other organisms, the transcription/chromatin field has now entered the era of a post-genomic and global proteomic focus creating a new area of research to study. Given this fact, many established and new investigators have taken on the challenge of elucidating the molecular mechanisms of gene expression by RNA polymerase II and chromatin.

We invite principal investigators from academia and industry, postdoctoral researchers, and students (graduate and undergraduate), working in the fields of eukaryotic gene transcription and chromatin regulation to submit their most exciting and recent findings for oral and poster presentation.