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Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Plasticity (B7)

Scientific Organizers: Marlene Belfort, Evan E. Eichler, Henry L. Levin and Lynne E. Maquat


February 11—15, 2018

Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 12, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 12, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 14, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 14, 2017 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-B7 "Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Plasticity" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 12, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 12, 2017 until December 31, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 12, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 14, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 14, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 14, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 14, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 12, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 14, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 12, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: November 14, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 12, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 14, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 11 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 15 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:15, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, February 16 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Eldorado Lounge
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Eldorado Lounge

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
07:30—08:00
Poster Setup

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
* Henry L. Levin, National Institutes of Health, USA

* Marlene Belfort, University of Albany, SUNY, USA

Feng Zhang, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, USA
Mining Microbial Diversity for Genome Editing

09:00—11:30
Mechanisms and Results of Genome Editing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Mitchell R. O'Connell, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Targeting RNA using CRISPR-Cas Enzymes

John A. Schiel, Horizon Discovery, USA
Short Talk: Comparison of Different Repair Templates’ HDR Efficiency using CRISPR-Cas9 and Synthetic Guide RNAs

Coffee Break

Zoltan Ivics, Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany
Short Talk: Transposase and Host Factor Determinants of Target Site Selection by DNA Transposons

Josh T. Dubnau, Stony Brook University, USA
Retrotransposon Activation Contributes to Non-Cell Autonomous Neurodegeneration in a Drosophila TDP-43 Model of ALS.

* Laura Landweber, Columbia University, USA
RNA-Programmed Genome Rearrangements in the Ciliate Oxytricha

11:30—12:15
Lunch

Anasazi Ballroom
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 1

Anasazi Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Evolutionary Mechanisms of Transposition

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Hyo Won Ahn, University of Georgia, USA
Ribosome Biogenesis Modulates Ty1 Copy Number Control in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Agnes H. Michel, ETH, Switzerland
Functional Mapping of Yeast Genomes by Saturated Transposition

* Irina Arkhipova, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Non-Canonical Base Modifications of Bacterial Origin in a Eukaryotic Genome

Shunhua Han, University of Georgia, USA
Genomic Insights into the Pattern of Transposable Element Proliferation in Drosophila S2 Cells

Arnab Ghosh, Texas Tech University, USA
Impact of Small RNA on Transposable Elements in the Salt Water Crocodile: Crocodylus porosus

Jasmine N. Baker, Louisiana State University, USA
Evolution of Alu Subfamily Structure in the Saimiri Lineage of New World Monkeys

Sung-Yeon Hwang, Seoul National University, South Korea
MOV10 Controls LINE-1 Retrotransposition through Interplay with RNASEH2

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:15
Dynamics of Plasticity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Marlene Belfort, University of Albany, SUNY, USA
Mobile Self-Splicing Introns and Inteins as Stress Sensor

Lingling Chen, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Biogenesis of Circular RNAs

Orsolya Barabas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Short Talk: Conjugative Transposition of Antibiotic Resistance: Structural Basis of Broad Target Specificity and Auto-Regulation

David M. Walker, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Short Talk: A Dynamic E. coli Genome Mapped by Following Mu Transposition

* John M. Abrams, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
p53 and the Game of Transposons

19:15
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—11:15
Silencing Mobile DNA Activity: Self and Non-Self Recognition
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
R. Keith Slotkin, Ohio State University, USA
Initiation of TE Silencing: How the Cell Recognizes and Triggers Transposable Elements for Trans-Generational Epigenetic Silencing

Mikiko C. Siomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
piRNA Biogenesis in Drosophila

Coffee Break

Shiv I. S. Grewal, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Epigenetic Genome Control by Noncoding RNAs and RNA Processing Factors

Cameron Howard Lee, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: Selective Silencing of Euchromatic L1s Revealed by Genome-Wide Screens for L1 Regulators

Todd S. Macfarlan, NICHD, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Why Do Zinc Finger Proteins Evolve to Bind TEs in Mammals?

* Brenda L. Bass, University of Utah, USA
Self versus Non-Self: Is That My Double-Stranded RNA or Yours?

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Anasazi Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Anasazi Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:15
The Action of Mobile DNA in the Brain and in Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Haig H. Kazazian, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Somatic L1 Retrotransposition in Cancers and their Normal Tissues

Kathleen H. Burns, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Roles for Mobile Elements in Human Disease

Patricia Goerner-Potvin, McGill University, Canada
Short Talk: Detecting Germline and Novel L1 Insertions using Long-Read Technologies

E. Alice Lee, Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Immune Signatures Correlate with L1 Retrotransposition in Gastrointestinal Cancers

* Geoffrey J. Faulkner, Queensland Brain Institute, Australia
Hot Donor L1s in Mammalian Somatic Cells

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Anasazi Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Anasazi Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—11:15
Evolution and Regulation of Mobile Elements
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Cedric Feschotte, Cornell University, USA
Transposable Elements as Catalysts of Convergent Evolution

Lynne E. Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Evidence for Convergent Evolution of SINE-Directed Staufen-Mediated mRNA Decay

Coffee Break

Henry L. Levin, National Institutes of Health, USA
Transposable Element Integration Rewires Regulatory Networks to Protect Cells Against Stress

Manvendra Singh, Max-Delbrueck Centre for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Short Talk: Reactivation of Endogenous Retroviruses Aid the Development of Human-Specific Embryogenesis

Tugce Aktas, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
Short Talk: RNA Binding Proteins at the Crossroads of Transposable Element Suppression and Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression

* Ruth Lehmann, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Regulation of Transposon Splicing by piRNA-Mediated Repressive Chromatin

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Anasazi Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Anasazi Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:15
Genome Structural Variation and Neuroplasticity in Primates
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Evan E. Eichler, HHMI/University of Washington, USA
Dynamic Duplications and Primate Genome Evolution

Christopher A. Walsh, Children's Hospital Boston, USA
L1 Retrotransposition and Somatic Mutation in the Human Brain

Molly C. Hammell, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Awakening Old Foes: Transposon De-Silencing in ALS Patient Tissues

Angela Macia, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Blocking LINE-1 Reverse Transcriptase Activity in TREX1-Deficient Cells Rescues Neurotoxicity in Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome

* Fred (Rusty) H. Gage, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Retroelements in Brain, Behavior and Evolution

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Anasazi Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Anasazi Ballroom

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi Ballroom
08:00—11:00
Transposition and Gene Regulation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Intrinsic Retroviral Reactivation in Human Preimplantation Embryos and Pluripotent Cells

Elizabeth H. Kellogg, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Short Talk: Cryo-EM Structural Studies of the P-Element Transposase

Robert A. Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
The Expanding World of Small RNAs in Plants

Coffee Break

Pascale Lesage, Institut Universitaire d'Hématologie, France
Molecular Mechanisms and Regulation of Ty1 Retrotransposon Integration Site Selection

* M. Joan Curcio, Wadsworth Center, USA
LTR-Retrotransposon Activity Perturbs Asymmetric Centrosome Inheritance

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: The Neurobiology of Mobile Elements

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
Jasmine Jacob-Hirsch, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Enhanced Brain Retrotransposition in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Julia Fuchs Sebe, Collège de France, France
LINE-1 Retrotransposon Repression Attenuates Neurodegeneration in Adult Dopaminergic Neurons

Frank MJ Jacobs, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Evolutionary Impact of Transposable Element Invasions on Human Neuronal Gene Expression

Johan Jakobsson, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University, Sweden
LINE-2 Elements Shape Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation in the Human Brain

Michelle Percharde, University of California, San Francisco, USA
A LINE1-Nucleolin Partnership Regulates Embryonic Stem Cell Identity

Caterina Gasperini, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Identification and Functional Investigation of Mammalian piRNA-Pathway in Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Zsuzsanna Izsvak, Max-Delbrück Center, Germany
PGBD1, a Domesticated PiggyBac-Derived Gene, Has a Neuroprotective Function

* John L. Goodier, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Considering an Association of Retrotransposons and Neurodegenerative Disease

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Concourse
17:00—19:15
LINE-1 Dances and Transposon Architecture
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/11/2018

Eldorado Grand Ballroom
John V. Moran, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
A 3’ Poly(A) Tract Is Required for LINE-1 Retrotransposition

Prescott L. Deininger†, Tulane University, USA
Short Talk: Transcription-Coupled Nucleotide Excision Repair Influences L1 Orientation in Genes

Gael Cristofari, IRCAN - INSERM/CNRS, France
Genomic Approaches to Study the Activity of Human LINE-1 Elements

Tao P. Wu, Yale University, USA
Short Talk: Novel DNA Methylation N6-Methyladenine-Regulated Retrotranspodon LINE-1 in Mammals

* Jef D. Boeke, New York University Langone Medical Center, USA
Systems Analyses of L1 Elements and their Friends Suggest S Phase Is Critical

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Anasazi Ballroom
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Anasazi Ballroom

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

New England Biolabs, Inc. The RNA Society

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