Grace Gill, Tufts Univ. Sch. of Med. and 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 8th 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, Session time tba
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
Cross-talk of CTD phosphorylation and isomerization
Making Mature RNA
Monday, March 30, 2015, Session time tba
Session Chair: John T. Lis, Cornell Univ.
David Bentley, Univ. of Colorado
Coupling of transcription with mRNA processing in time and space
Tracy Johnson, UCLA
Chromatin and co-transcriptional spliceosomal rearrangements
Ian Mac Rae, The Scripps Res. Inst.
Structural basis for gene silencing by argonaute proteins
Cross-talk between RNA, Transcription and Chromatin
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Session time tba
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.
Regulation of chromatin by noncoding RNA and RNAi
Ramin Shiekhattar, Univ. of Miami
Biogenesis and mechanism of action of enhancer RNAs
RNA Expression and Cell Fate
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Session time tba
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.
Probing mechanisms of transcription regulation in vivo