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Regulation of Eukaryotic Transcription: From Chromatin to mRNA (E3)

Organizer(s) James A. Goodrich, Laszlo Tora and Karolin Luger
April 21—26, 2006
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 21, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 13, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 21, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 21, 2006

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will encompass the most exciting current research on eukaryotic mRNA transcription and its regulation. Sessions will address the following pivotal topics in the field: how chromatin and its modification actively sets levels of gene-specific transcription; promoter recognition complexes and their function in directing transcription initiation; the structure and organization of large macromolecular transcription complexes as revealed by X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy; transcriptional coregulatory complexes and their roles as mediators of transcriptional regulation during differentiation and development; the steps in the transcript synthesis reaction; and the application of emerging imaging techniques to the real time analysis of transcription in living cells. The goals of this meeting are to report the most recent progress on these topics, as well as to provide an understanding of both detailed transcriptional regulatory mechanisms and how transcriptional regulation integrates with other cellular and developmental processes.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 21, 2005 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
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    • 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

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