Chromatin and Transcription Theme

Theme Organizers:
Joseph C. Reese, Pennsylvania State University and
Raymond C. Trievel, University of Michigan Medical School

Short talks for this theme will be selected from the volunteered abstracts.

(* denotes Session Chair)

Chromatin Modifications
Sunday, April 25
3:30 PM - 5:50 PM, Room 304A

Karolin Luger*, HHMI/Colorado State University

Sharon R. Dent, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Functions of Gcn5 in development

Ali Shilatifard, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Lessons learned from yeast about human leukemia

Raymond C. Trievel, University of Michigan
Molecular mechanisms of lysine methylation

Transcription Initiation and Elongation
Monday, April 26
9:55 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 304A

Katherine Jones*, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Steve Hahn, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Mechanism and regulation of transcription initiation

Joseph C. Reese, Pennsylvania State University
Elongation through chromatin

Robert G. Roeder, Rockefeller University
Function of diverse transcriptional coactivators in animal cells

Chromatin Structure and Remodeling
Tuesday, April 27
3:30 PM - 5:50 PM, Room 304A

Raymond C. Trievel*, University of Michigan

Blaine Bartholomew, Southern Illinois School of Medicine
Structure and Function of ATP-dependent Chromatin Remodeling Complexes

Karolin Luger, HHMI/Colorado State University
Posttranslational modifications as regulators of chromatin structure and histone chaperone function

Vasily M. Studitsky, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Mechanism of transcription through chromatin by RNA polymerase II

Thematic Reception
Tuesday, April 27
5:50 PM - 6:30 PM, Third Floor Foyer
Join us immediately following, "Chromatin Structure and Remodeling."

Co-transcriptional Processing
Wednesday, April 28
9:45 AM - 12:05 PM, Room 304A

Josesph C. Reese*, Pennsylvania State University

David Bentley, University of Colorado School of Medicine
The RNA polymerase II CTD and coordination of transcription with pre-mRNA processing             

Katherine Jones, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Interplay between chromatin and RNA processing

Susana Rodriguez-Navarro, Principe Felipe Research Institute (CIPF), Valenciz, Spain
Sus1, A Key Factor Coupling Transcription and mRna Export

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