January 2013

Evolution and core processes in gene regulation


NEW! Evolution and core processes in gene regulation

July 25 – 28
University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Early registration is not open yet. Abstract submissions welcome after Jan. 9.
More information: www.asbmb.org/Transcription
Organizers: David Arnosti, Michigan State University; llya Ruvinsky, The University of Chicago; Justin Fay, Center for Genome Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis

Photo of David Arnosti  Photo of llya Ruvinsky  Photo of Justin Fay 
Arnosti Ruvinsky Fay

Organisms have evolved a diverse set of mechanisms to orchestrate the expression of their genes. The core machinery of gene expression is instrumental to this process but also subject to the ever-changing needs required to survive and reproduce. This special symposium aims to bring together current perspectives on regulatory evolution with mechanistic insights into gene expression. Topics will include complex transcriptional processes, RNA processing and translational machines with an emphasis on evolutionary insights and quantitative models. These topics will be covered by a panel of invited speakers recognized for recent advancements in mechanistic and evolutionary studies of gene expression with the objective of achieving cross-fertilization between disciplines. This focused, three-day meeting will allow extensive informal interactions for participants to gain a better understanding of key challenges in the respective areas of study and to forge collaborations.

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