Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription
August 27 - 31, 2019
Abstract Deadline: June 7, 2019


Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Michael Levine,
Princeton University
Jane Mellor, University of Oxford, UK

The sixteenth meeting on transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from Tuesday evening, August 27 to Saturday afternoon, August 31, 2019. The program 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.

  • Creating Chromatin Architecture & Modulating Accessibility of Promoters & Enhancers
  • Mechanistic Roles of Transcription Factors I (Early Steps)
  • Mechanistic Roles of Transcription Factors II (Pause Release & Elongation)
  • The Regulatory Interplay Non-Coding & Coding Transcription & Chromatin Modification
  • Enhancers, Genome Architecture, and Long-Range Regulatory Interactions in Development
  • Co-Transcriptional RNA Processing and Termination
  • Role of Phase Separation in Transcription and its Regulation
  • New Technologies to Study Transcription Regulation in Cells
Discussion Leaders:

Genevieve Almouzni, Institut Curie/Research Centre,France
Bruno Amati, European Institute of Oncology, Italy
Aseem Ansari, University of Wisconsin-Madison    
Karen Arndt, University of Pittsburgh    
Howard Chang, Stanford University School of Medicine    
Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School    
Ibrahim Cisse, Massachusetts Institute of Technology    
Cigall Kadoch, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/HMS    
Robert Kingston, Mass General Hospital/Harvard Med School    
John Lis, Cornell University    
Shona Murphy, University of Oxford, UK
Karla Neugebauer, Yale University    
Eva Nogales, HHMI/UC Berkeley    
Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oxford UK
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/NYU School of Medicine    
Robert Roeder, The Rockefeller University    
Rickard Sandberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Ali Shilatifard, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine    
Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School    
Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley    
Miltos Tsiantis, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University    
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/M.I.T.    
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Med    
Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for Medical Research    

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