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3D Genome: Gene Regulation and Disease (X6)


Organizer(s) Bing Ren, Ana Pombo and Joseph R. Ecker
March 17—21, 2019
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, Alberta Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Dec 12, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 29, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

Sponsored by Cell Research and Incyte Corporation


Summary of Meeting:
Transcription of the eukaryotic genome is not only driven by the cis regulatory elements embedded in the linear DNA sequence but also by the way chromosomes fold in the three-dimensional (3D) nuclear space. Growing evidence has pointed to a key role of the 3D genome architecture in gene regulation and human disease. However, the details of dynamic chromatin organization in different cell types remain opaque. Additionally, how chromatin organization shapes the gene regulatory program and influences disease pathogenesis has not been fully elucidated. The major objective of this conference is to accelerate the study of 3D genome organization particularly with regard to gene regulation and human disease. The conference program will highlight recent technological advances, such as omics-based and imaging-based technologies. The conference will also discuss emerging concepts of chromatin organization and its role in cancer and other human diseases. Finally, the conference program will provide workshops and tutorials on the latest computational tools and data resources for 3D genome analysis. Because epigenetic processes such as chromatin remodeling and DNA methylation are intimately linked to the 3D genome architecture, this conference will be held jointly with the Keystone Symposia conference on “Epigenetics and Human Disease”, further enhancing the goal to stimulate cross disciplinary interactions among researchers from genomics, epigenomics, computational biology, cell biology and molecular biology fields.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Leslie J. Mateo
Stanford University, USA

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Scholarship Recipients

Sajad Hamid
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Rieke Kempfer
Max Delbrück Center, Germany

Seungsoo Kim
University of Washington, USA

Blanca Pijuan-Sala
University of Cambridge, UK

Pranitha Vangala
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Chen-Yu Wang
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA