Transcriptional Regulation by Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II

October 4-7, 2018; Snowbird, UT  

Organized by: Karen M. Arndt, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Joseph C. Reese, Penn State Univ.  Dylan J. Taatjes, Univ. of Colorado  

Eukaryotic genomes are packaged into chromatin and RNA polymerase II must navigate this formidable barrier to transcription. Thus, the study of RNA polymerase II structure, function, and regulation has become intertwined with the study of chromatin. RNA polymerase II and its accessory factors direct the epigenetic modification and remodeling of chromatin to facilitate transcription and maintain proper genome architecture. Many established and new investigators have taken on the challenge of elucidating the molecular mechanisms of gene expression by RNA polymerase II in the context of chromatin by utilizing genomics, biochemistry, proteomics and novel single molecule techniques.

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. Many talks are selected from the abstracts and scientists in training can compete for poster awards.  

Important Dates

Mar. 16:   Abstract submission deadline for platform presentation consideration  
July 19:   Abstract submission deadline for short oral presentation consideration  
Aug. 14   Discounted registration deadline  
Aug. 30:   Abstract submission deadline for poster presentation  
Sept. 4: Registration deadline