This meeting took place in 2002

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Nuclear Receptor Superfamily (D4)

Organizer(s) Pierre H. Chambon, David J. Mangelsdorf and Benita S. Katzenellenbogen
April 13—19, 2002
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 13, 2002

Sponsored by Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute

Summary of Meeting:
Nuclear receptors are ligand-dependent transcriptional regulators that govern virtually every aspect of fetal and adult life in metazoans. In addition to the well-characterized receptors that respond to steroid and thyroid hormones, retinoids, and other lipophilic metabolites, this family includes a number of orphan receptors whose ligands and physiologic functions are under intense investigation. Nuclear receptors are also important therapeutic targets, because of their involvement in reproduction, metabolic and endocrine diseases, and cancer. Major questions in this field are focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying transcriptional activation and repression of target genes, and the translation of these processes into physiological responses at the organismal level. This meeting will bring together leading experts in structural and molecular biology, functional genomics and engineered mouse genetics, as well as younger investigators and trainees, from both academia and industry, to present their current research and discuss new approaches that can address these key issues.

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Scholarship / Award Information


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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