July 21–24, 2022 | Kansas City, Mo.
Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression
Evolution and core processes in gene expression
July 21–24, 2022 | Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Mo.
The focus of this meeting is to discuss the most recent insights into the cis-regulatory code, how cis-regulatory information is read out by transcription factors, signaling pathways and other proteins, how cellular diversity is created during development and how we can study this problem using cutting-edge genomics technology and computational methods.
We will simultaneously examine the problem from an evolutionary perspective: how cis-regulatory elements evolve, how regulatory variation affects gene expression and phenotypes, how these changes have shaped development and parallel evolution, and how noise affects regulatory circuits and their evolution.
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The gene expression conference that keeps evolving
Almost a decade since its inception, and after a brief delay caused by COVID-19, a meeting dedicated to discussing the evolution and core processes in gene expression will reemerge in Kansas City this summer.
Meeting time and location
Evolution and core processes in gene expression will be held at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo.
Conference starts: Thursday, July 21, at 1 p.m.
Conference ends: Sunday, July 24, at 12 p.m.
- Posters will be located in the gallery.
- We ask that your poster remain up on the board throughout the duration of the conference.
- Set-up posters on Thursday, July 21 between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Remove posters on Sunday, July 24 at 12 p.m.
- Useable space on the poster boards is 46 inches x 70 inches. Please do not exceed this size or your poster will not fit.
- All poster presenters are required to be registered for the conference.
- Poster board numbers have been communicated and will be located in the program onsite.
- Session room will be equipped with standard projection equipment which includes data projector, desktop computer and several adaptors including HDMI cable, clicker, laser pointer, and technician.
- Check in with the AV tech in the room at least 30 minutes prior to the session your talk is in.
- Bring your presentation on a readable USB flash drive. The AV tech will assist you in loading it onto the desktop computer provided.
- Bring your laptop and HDMI cord or adapters if you want to give your talk with your own computer.
- When preparing your presentation, please use standard fonts (e.g., Times, New Roman, Ariel, Helvetica, etc.). If you are using a font that is not standard it should be embedded into your PowerPoint presentation.
- Create your presentation using 16:9 aspect ratio.
- In the same folder as your presentation, include any external files that are used in the presentation, e.g. video files. Copy the entire folder to a USB flash drive.
- Test your presentation on a separate laptop to ensure that the fonts are standard and that components such as movies are included rather than linked in your presentation.
- Microphones in the session room are provided to ensure that everyone can clearly hear the presentations. Presenters should be mindful of those who are hard of hearing and always use the supplied microphones.
- If you choose to present with your own laptop you must provide your own adapter to HDMI connections.
The full conference package includes:
- All scientific sessions, poster sessions and meeting materials.
- Lunch on Friday and Saturday.
- Dinner on Thursday and Saturday.
- Lodging for three nights (arriving on July 21, departing on July 24) at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.
Note: Lodging is not included in the commuter rates.
Registration changes will be accepted as space allows until June 21, 2022, and can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations received in writing on or before June 21, 2022, are subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after June 21 due to final guarantee commitments. Email email@example.com and attach a copy of your meeting registration receipt/paid invoice.
Lodging arrangements will be made at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. All housing arrangements must be made through ASBMB during the registration process.
If you require an early arrival or late departure (one night pre- and/or post-meeting) you may purchase these additional nights during the registration process, $175 per room per night ($185 per room per night for double occupancy), inclusive of taxes.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
For the health and safety of attendees, COVID-19 vaccination is required for anyone attending this conference.
In order to be able to enter Stowers Institute for Medical Research and obtain your conference badge you must follow the instructions below for providing your vaccination proof.
Fully vaccinated as defined by the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is as follows:
- Immediately upon second dose in a two-dose series, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
How to upload
- You will be receiving an email from firstname.lastname@example.org on Wednesday, June 29.
- Check your spam folder if you do not see this in your inbox.
- Follow the instructions to provide your vaccination proof.
- Once you are approved, you will receive a QR code.
- This QR code is required to enter the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and pick up your conference badge.
- If you did not receive an email from email@example.com on Wednesday, June 29, or had any issues, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting for all attendees. The following infection prevention measures are in place for risk mitigation.
ASBMB conference attendees are required to test daily for COVID-19 for the duration of the event and attest to negative results each day during check-in. Four rapid test kits will be provided by Stowers Institute to each attendee for daily testing. Please test each morning to ensure a negative result before arriving. In addition, we highly recommend testing before traveling to Kansas City.
Monitor your health
You will be asked the screening questions below upon arrival to Stowers Institute each day. Do not come to campus if you are exhibiting any symptoms of infection.
- Are you currently experiencing any of the following? YES or NO
- Persistent coughing
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Unexplained muscle or body aches
- Fever or chills
- New loss of taste or smell
- In the last 24 hours, have you had a fever of 100.4 or higher? YES or NO
- In the last 24 hours, have you had a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test? YES or NO
All ASBMB conference attendees must wear a mask while in the Auditorium and in all conference rooms. Masking is recommended throughout all other conference gatherings. You will be provided with one KN95 mask and four level 1 surgical masks. No cloth masks, please.
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Badge and program pickup
Welcome and meeting introduction
Session I: Enhancer evolution
Session chair: Julia Zeitlinger
Session II: Mechanisms of regulatory divergence
Session chair: Nick Rohner
Poster session I (odd numbers present)
Badge and program pickup
Session III: The cis-regulatory code of enhancers
Session chair: Dimple Notani
Session IV: Cis-regulatory code and chromatin
Session chair: Michael White
Grad student and postdoc round tables
Poster session II (even numbers present)
Session V: Enhancer interactions and development decisions
Session chair: Nicolas Gompel
Session VI: Predictive modeling and biophysics
Session chair: Raluca Gordon
Badge and program pickup
Session VII: Predictive models and divergence
Session chair: Sara Mostafavi
Session VIII: Causes and consequences of regulatory variation
Session chair: Zeba Wunderlich
Session IX: Cell gene regulation
Session chair: Patricia Wittkopp
Session X: Evolutionary divergence and stress
Session chair: Bin He
Breakout session summary presentations
Session XI: Evolution of novelty/diversity
Session chair: David Arnosti
Session XII: Rapid evolution
Session chair: Marc Halfon
Poster prizes and conference conclusion
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