Location & dates Virtual 27 - 29 Aug 2020
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.


Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.


More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.

Registered participants for the virtual conference will receive final details, including links to virtual platforms, on Thursday 20 August. The link to the live stream will be sent on Wednesday 26 August.

Abstract submission for this conference is closed. For late registration enquiries, please contact Raili Pall.

EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that the conference is going virtual and invite you to join us online. The virtual conference includes talks from invited speakers, short talk presenters, digital poster sessions and networking opportunities.

Conference Overview

The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin meeting has a long-standing tradition in shaping the field of transcriptional regulation. The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription including cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing. The meeting contains many talks selected from the abstracts that are interspersed with invited speakers, discussing the latest breakthroughs in transcriptional regulation.

The conference is designed to promote interactive discussions at both the talks and poster sessions. Given the excellent line up of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in cutting edge research in transcription.

Session Topics

  • Activators, enhancer function, evolution and modelling
  • Long range transcriptional regulation and enhancers
  • General basal transcriptional machinery
  • Pol II function, pausing and the role of RNA in transcription
  • Chromatin modifications and transcription
  • Transcriptional regulation during cell fate decisions - stem cell reprogramming and normal embryonic development
  • Genome topology and three-dimensional regulation
  • Single cell quantification

What past participants say about the conference:

"I had a great time at EMBL Transcription and Chromatin. I enjoyed the variety of topics covered in the talks and I got a lot of input during the poster session. I hope one day I can also give a talk at this conference!" - Laura Breimann, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

"This was certainly the most exciting meeting I have ever attended. The EMBL respires science of excellence. I will be back!" - Marcelo Fantappie, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil

"The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin Conference 2018 was excellent. It provided me with an invaluable opportunity to network, discuss my research with experts and learn a lot about the cutting edge research in the field. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend this conference." - Katrina Mitchell, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

 

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