deadline extended to Monday, November 10 at 5PM, EST
Tufts Univ. Sch. of Med.
Yan Jessie Zhang
Univ. of Texas, Austin
This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each
day of the meeting, Sun – Wed. Please
read below for invited speaker and session schedule information. In addition to the invited talks listed
below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. To be considered for a volunteered talk in
this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2040-2063,
by the November 6th submission deadline. All volunteered abstracts will be programmed
for poster presentation. Those selected
for oral presentation will also present a poster. Programming notifications will be sent in
mid-January. We look forward to seeing
you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1,
Structure and Function of the Transcription Machinery
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Chair: Grace Gill, Tufts Univ. Sch. of Med.
Jeff L. Corden, John Hopkins Univ.
Genome-wide mapping of RNA polymerase II termination sites
Dong Wang, UCSD
Functional interplay between epigenetic DNA modifications and RNA polymerase
II transcriptional machinery
Yan Jessie Zhang, Univ. of Texas, Austin
CTD Code: a Combinatorial Code for Eukaryotic Transcription
Making Mature RNA
Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Session Chair: John T. Lis, Cornell Univ.
David Bentley, Univ. of Colorado
Lipid transport involving chloroplast envelope membranes in plants and algae
Akiko Hata, Cardiovascular Res. Inst. UCSF
Role of microRNA processing enzyme in vascular development
Ian Mac Rae, The Scripps Res. Inst.
Mechanisms of microRNA-mediated gene silencing
Cross-talk between RNA, Transcription and Chromatin
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Chair: David Bentley, Univ. of Colorado, Denver
Jeannie T. Lee, HHMI, Mass. Gen. Hosp., Harvard Med. Sch.
X-inactivation as a model for epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNA
Harvard Med. Sch.
Signals that distinguish noncoding RNA scaffolds from mRNAs
Ramin Shiekhattar, Univ. of Miami
Biogenesis and mechanism of action of enhancer RNAs
RNA Expression and Cell Fate
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Chair: Yan Jessie Zhang, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Xiang-Dong Fu, UCSD
Efficient conversion of human fibroblasts to functional neurons by sequential
inactivation of PTB/nPTB-regulated RNA programs
Grace Gill, Tufts Univ. Sch. of Med.
Transcriptional repression and cell identity
John T. Lis, Cornell Univ.
A Unified Model Describing The Architecture And Creation Of Promoters And Enhancers