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Gene Control in Development and Disease (X6)

joint with the meeting on Chromatin Architecture and Chromosome Organization (X5)

Scientific Organizers: Richard A. Young, Joanna Wysocka and Phillip A. Sharp


March 23—27, 2018

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks. Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST.
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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 20, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-X6 "Gene Control in Development and Disease" 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 November 28, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 28, 2017 until February 9, 2018 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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November 28, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 17, 2018 920.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 17, 2018 1120.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 17, 2018 695.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 17, 2018 895.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 28, 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 December 20, 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: November 28, 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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: December 20, 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 November 28, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018

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


Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 695.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1120.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 895.00 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 Friday, March 23 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Tuesday, March 27 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Wednesday, March 28 in order to fully experience the meeting.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

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

Grand Foyer

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
Jennifer A. Doudna, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley, USA
Unexpected Activities of RNA-Guided CRISPR Enzymes

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Folding, Unfolding and Refolding of Genomes

09:00—11:15
Basics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Integrated Structural Biology of Gene Transcription

Coffee Break

Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Pause Control in Development and Disease

Ronald M. Evans, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Salk Institute, USA
Vitamin D and Dysregulated Transcription

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:00—11:15
Chromosome Architecture
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
Wouter de Laat, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Locus-Specific Enhancer Hubs and Architectural Loop Collisions Uncovered From Single Allele DNA Topologies

Coffee Break

Peter Fraser, Florida State University, USA
Chromosome Architecture Dynamics Using Single Cell HiC

Suzana Hadjur, University College London, UK
Role of Cohesin Complex Diversity in Genome Organization and Cell Fate Determination

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
14:30—16:30
Workshop

Sea to Sky B
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: 4DN

Sea to Sky C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Control Elements (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B/C
Eileen E.M. Furlong, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Functional Insights into Genome Topology and Enhancer Function during Embryonic Development

Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA
Transcriptional Bursting

Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Enhancers in Development

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sea to Sky A

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
Genome Structure (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B/C
Juanma Vaquerizas, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
Chromatin Architecture during Early Development

Bing Ren, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, USA
Regulation of Lineage-specific Chromatin Organization at Enhancers

Coffee Break

Wendy A. Bickmore, University of Edinburgh, UK
The Remote Control of Gene Expression

Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology, USA
Functional Noncoding RNA

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Epigenetics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
Geneviève Almouzni, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Chromatin Determinants of Centromeric Identity and their Deregulation in Cancer

Oliver J. Rando, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Small RNA trafficking during sperm epididymal maturation is essential for early development in mammals

Edith Heard, Institut Curie, France
Developmental Dynamics of X-Chromosome Structure

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Chromatin
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
Stavros Lomvardas, Columbia University, USA
Interchromosomal Interactions Regulate Singular Olfactory Receptor Choice

Victor G. Corces, Emory University, USA
Mechanisms of Transgenerational Inheritance

Amos Tanay, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Single Cell Approaches in Epigenomics and 3D Chromosome Organization

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sea to Sky A

MONDAY, MARCH 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
New Models
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
Phillip A. Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Phase Separation in Transcriptional Control

Ibrahim Cissé, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Super-Resolution Imaging of Transcription in Live Mammalian Cells

Coffee Break

Geeta J. Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Phase-Separation in Heterochromatin Formation

Clifford P. Brangwynne, Princeton University, USA
Moving through Nuclear Phase Space

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Chromatin Architecture, Development and Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
Jane A. Skok, New York University School of Medicine, USA
The Mechanisms underlying the Impact of MMSET Overexpression on Gene Regulation in Multiple Myeloma

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Ana Pombo, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Genome Architecture Mapping: Exploring Mechanisms of 3D Chromatin Folding in Rare Cell Types

Mikhail Spivakov, Babraham Institute, UK
Mapping Genomic Regulatory Architecture and Interpreting Non-coding Variation with Promoter Capture Hi-C

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
Eliezer Calo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Tissue Selective Effects of Nucleolar Stress and rDNA Damage in Developmental Disorders

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK
Patterning in the Early Mammalian Embryo

Joseph R. Ecker, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Single Cell Epigenomes Reveal Neuronal Populations and Regulatory Elements in the Mammalian Brain

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Integrating Chromatin States and Genome Architecture to Understand Genome Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences and University of Washington, USA
Transcriptional Circuitry and Regulatory Landscapes

Richard A. Young, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Phase Separation and Genome Architecture

William J. Greenleaf, Stanford University, USA
Understanding the Physical Genome

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sea to Sky A

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
07:30—08:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
08:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
Peter C. Scacheri, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Mechanisms of Aberrant Enhancer Activation in Cancer

Manolis Kellis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute, USA
Functional Dissection of Disease-Associated Variation

Coffee Break

Leonard I. Zon, HHMI/Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Epigenetic Pathways Regulating Cell Fate

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Chromatin Architecture and the Nuclear Positioning
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
Karen L. Reddy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
The Nuclear Lamina and the Shifting Shape of Epigenomes

Bas van Steensel, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Mechanisms of gene regulation in lamina - associated domains.

Coffee Break

Susan M. Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Histone H3K9me Mediates Heterochromatin Sequestration and Stabilizes Repeat Elements with BRCA1

Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics, France
Polycomb Proteins and 3D Genome Folding in the Epigenetic Regulation of Development

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—12:00
Lunch

Sea to Sky A
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 4

Sea to Sky A
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Modeling and Simulations

Sea to Sky C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—18:45
Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
James E. Bradner, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, USA
Transcription and Drug Discovery

Cheryl Arrowsmith, University of Toronto, Canada
Probing the Epigenome using Chemical Biology

Ross L. Levine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Mutations in Epigenetic Regulators in the Biology and Therapy of Myeloid Malignancies

17:00—18:45
Physical Modeling of Chromatin and Chromosomes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
William Stafford Noble, University of Washington, USA
Modeling the 3D Architecture of the Genome

Leonid Mirny, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Biophysical Models of Chromatin (re)Organization

Marc A. Marti-Renom, CNAG-CRG, Spain
Structure Determination of Genomes and Genomic Domains by Satisfaction of Spatial Restraints

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky B
18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/23/2018

Sea to Sky C
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
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.

Sea to Sky A

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

 
Departure


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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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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

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