This meeting took place in the past. For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list or click on related meetings tab below to check for related meeting(s).
Web Desc
Chromatin Mechanisms and Cell Physiology
Organizer(s): Thomas Jenuwein and Shelley L. Berger
Date: March 23 - 28, 2014
Location: Oberstdorf Haus, Oberstdorf, Germany
Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Constellation Pharmaceuticals and the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Summary of Meeting:
Chromatin is the physiological form of DNA in eukaryotic cells and thus serves as a template for many basic DNA related processes (e.g., transcription, repair, replication, recombination). Dynamic changes in chromatin structure are essential for the organization and utilization of our genetic information and are mediated by epigenetic mechanisms such as histone/DNA modifications, non-coding RNAs and chromatin remodeling. The establishment, maintenance and plasticity of distinct chromatin states are crucial for embryonic development, cell differentiation and cell type identity, as well as allowing response to environmental cues such as hormones, stress or nutrients. Chromatin dysfunction also significantly contributes to cell transformation and perturbed development. This Keystone meeting will highlight novel findings in mechanisms of dynamic chromatin regulation and their translation into cellular physiology. In particular, we will focus on four fundamental chromatin processes (RNA regulation, transcription and remodeling, DNA damage and repair, DNA replication) in conjunction with normal and perturbed cellular states (cell fate, signal response, cell transformation, epigenetic inheritance). Sessions feature basic and applied research in model systems ranging from plants to fungi to mammals. This open and inclusive program should generate intense discussions, interesting synergies and a strong bridge connecting basic chromatin research with cellular physiology. This link is beneficial to further explore the dynamic (mis)-regulation of chromatin-based processes in medically relevant research fields investigating complex human disorders or stem cell therapy.
Scholarship Deadline: November 20 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 20 2013
Abstract Deadline: December 19 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 22 2014
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bayer HealthCare PharmaceuticalsConstellation PharmaceuticalsGerman Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Abcam plcBethyl Laboratories, Inc.Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization)
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

Click here to view more of these organizations
Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

Click here to view more of these organizations

No content found

No content found

No content found

No content found