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The Biomatics institute and the Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Department at the Weizmann Institute are pleased to host a conference on:

Chromatin and Transcriptional Regulation

9-10 November 2008



Location

The conference will be held at the Weizmann Institute of Science (see campus map below), in the city of Rehovot, Israel.
Day 1 (Nov. 9th) will be held at the Wix Auditorium.
Day 2 (Nov. 10th) will be held at the Ebner Auditorium.


With the rapid progress in the fields of chromatin and transcriptional regulation, we have decided to organize a meeting that will bring together several leaders in the field to discuss the current state of the art. The meeting will bring together experimentalists and computational biologists and will deal with questions such as what determines nucleosome positioning and higher order chromatin structure, how dynamic is the nucleosome organization across biological conditions and cell types, and what are the functional implications of the nucleosome organization for transcription and DNA replication.


Invited speakers

Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Nir Friedman, Hebrew University, Israel
Tim Hughes, University of Toronto, Canada
Jason Lieb, University of North Carolina, USA
Eran Meshorer, Hebrew University, Israel
Frank Pugh, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Oliver Rando, University of Massachusetts Medial School, USA
Tim Richmond, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School, USA
Ed Trifonov, University of Haifa, Israel
Jonathan Widom, Northwestern University, USA


Organizers

Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Amos Tanay, Weizmann Institute, Israel


Topics

  • Nucleosome positioning and DNA sequence
  • High order chromatin structure
  • Dynamics of nucleosome organization
  • Chromatin remodeling
  • Functional implications of nucleosome organization
  • Chromatin structure and transcription


Program

The conference program is available for download in a PDF format:


Poster Session

A list of the poster titles and presenters is available in a PDF format:


Campus Map

A map of the Weizmann Institute campus is available here:


Registration

Registration for the conference is free of charge. However, the number of participants is limited and will be on a first-come basis. You are thus encouraged to register early to ensure availability and to have your abstract considered for oral presentation. The registration deadline is October 15, 2008.

The conference is sponsored by the Biomatics Institute, by the Kahn Family Research Center for Systems Biology, and by the Goldschleger foundation.

Contact for further information: Sharon Dar