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Gene Control in Development and Disease (X6)


Organizer(s) Richard A. Young, Joanna Wysocka and Phillip A. Sharp
March 23—27, 2018
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, British Columbia Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2018

Sponsored by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


Summary of Meeting:
Proper control of gene expression is important for all fundamental cellular and organismal processes. With advancements in technology and genetics, researchers are now able to use a combination of genetic, biochemical and computational methods to investigate gene control in healthy cells, as well as to discern what happens when these controls go awry in disease. Learning how gene expression programs are regulated is essential to understanding the control of cell state and its impact on disease development. Multiple levels of gene regulation including basic transcriptional controls, enhancers, epigenetics and the role of phase separation in transcriptional control will be addressed. The goal of this conference is to share new insights into gene control in health and disease and to discuss advances that are being made in disease therapy based on gene control therapeutics.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

M. Ryan Corces
Stanford University, USA

Michele Gabriele
University of Milan, European Institute of Oncology, Italy

Nicholas C. Gomez
Rockefeller University, USA

Megan Insco
Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Behnam Nabet
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Ido Sagi
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Elodie Emilie Thierion
University of Cambridge, UK

Hanseul Yang
Rockefeller University, USA

KS/ABRCMS Travel Award Recipients

Kaylia Duncan
University of Iowa, USA