Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription
August 31 - September 3, 2021 (Virtual)
Abstract Deadline: June 11, 2021
Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 24, 2021 are subject to late fees


Michael Levine, Princeton University
Jane Mellor, University of Oxford, UK
Eva Nogales, University of California Berkeley

The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.

The seventeenth meeting on transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes will consist of both oral and poster presentations. The oral presentations will be by a combination of invited speakers and speakers selected from amongst submitted abstracts. The meeting will begin on Tuesday Morning, August 31st and end on Friday afternoon, September 3, 2021. All times are EDT.

Day Time (ET Session # Session Name
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 1 Higher Order Chromatin
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm        Poster Session*
Tuesday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 2 Transcription Factors
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 3 Mediator / PIC / Coactivators
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4 Local Chromatin Environments
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 5 Remodeling Chromatin
Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Session*
Thursday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 6 Early Transcriptional Events
Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 7 Disease and Development
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Session*
Friday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 8 The 4D Nucleome
Virtual Icebreaker
Tuesday, 6:00 pm
Discussion Zone
30-minutes following each oral session (open Zoom format)
*Virtual Poster Session will be available for viewing throughout the meeting

On-demand recordings of the daily Zoom sessions will be made available for 24 hours starting the following day, followed by longer-term access to the Leading Strand archive the week after the meeting.

Daily Schedule

City "Morning" Oral Session Poster Session "Afternoon" Oral Session
Los Angeles 6:30 am - 9:30 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
New York 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
London 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Berlin 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tokyo 10:30 pm - 1:30 am 2:00 am - 3:00 am 3:30 am - 6:30 am


  • Initiation Mechanisms
  • Elongation Mechanisms
  • Chromatin Transcription and Condensates
  • Enhancers and Transcriptional Regulation
  • Co-transcriptional RNA Processing and Termination
  • Transcription Regulation, Development and Medicine
  • Emerging Concepts and Technologies

Discussion Leaders:

Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School
Asifa Akhtar,
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
Karim-Jean Armache, NYU School of Medicine
Francisco Astunias, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School
Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University
Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School
Ibrahim Cisse, Caltech
Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Xavier Darzacq, University of California, Berkeley
Eileen Furlong, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Thomas Gregor, Princeton University
Yuan He, Northwestern University
Cigall Kadoch, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/HMS
Mounia Lagha, CNRS, France
Davide Mazza, San Raffaele Hospital, Italy
Ashby Morrison, Stanford University
Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco
Clodagh O'Shea, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Alexander Stark, IMP, Germany
Jesper Svejstrup, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Dylan Taatjes, University of Colorado
Juanma Vaquerizas, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
Seychelle Vos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cynthia Wolberger, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University
Yanhui Xu, Fudan University, China
Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for Medical Research 

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #moet21. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This meeting is sponsored by:

Late Pricing Fee: (registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 26, 2021)
Late Virtual Academic Package: $395
Late Virtual Graduate Student Package: $280
Late Virtual Corporate Package: $535

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~48 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~24 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~150 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Virtual Social Events~
Meet-the-Speakers & Editors
Icebreaker, "Breakout" Social
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Digital program in PDF format