Special Symposia

Transcriptional Regulation Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II

Transcriptional Regulation Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (Snowbird, UT)
10/2/2014 3:00:00 PM


Transcriptional Regulation: 
Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II
October 2-6, 2014
Snowbird Resort
Snowbird, UT, USA 

Raymond Trievel, University of Michigan
Joseph Reese, Penn State University

The field of transcription biochemistry and molecular biology has become one with the field of chromatin biology and epigenetics; these two fieldfs 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. 

Steven Henikoff, Ph.D.  
"Nucleosome barriers to transcription from an epigenomic perspective"

  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Member, Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Affiliate Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
  • 2012 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Researchers at academic institutions, government and industry who are interested in sharing ideas between basic transcription biochemists/molecular biologists and chromatin biochemists and geneticists.