Chromatin Structure & Function 2007
Jolly Beach Resort
144 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
mm, NY
* Chromatin modifying enzymes                      * Chromatin remodelling
* Histone variants
* Heterochromatin                                 * X-inactivation
* DNA methylation
* RNA connections

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
12:00:00 Registration Ramin Shiekhattar
18:00:00 Welcome & Introductions Tony Kouzarides
18:15:00 Slicing, spreading and copying heterochromatin with RNA interference Evening reception and buffet Robert Martienssen
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
09:00:00 Keynote Speaker Kristian Helin
09:30:00 Control of DNA methylation by the LSD1 histone demethylase
09:45:00 The protein methyltransferase PRMT5 directly links histone H4 arginine methylation to DNA methylation and transcriptional silencing
10:00:00 TBC Ramin Shiekhattar
11:00:00 A Molecular Understanding of Epigenetics Danny Reinberg
11:30:00 Writing and reading aberrant silencing epigenetic marks in cancer Carlo Croce
11:45:00 The transcriptional repressor NIPP1 is an essential player in EZH2-mediated gene silencing Mathieu Bollen
12:00:00 TBC, Lunch, Free time for social events Ali Shilatifard
16:00:00 Factor and histone covalent modifications in genome regulation Shelley L. Berger
16:30:00 CARM1 is a Smad cofactor that links TGF-ß signalling to gene activation, motility and growth arrest Peter O'Brien
16:30:00 TBC
17:00:00 TBC Marjorie Oettinger
17:30:00 TBC Tony Kouzarides
18:00:00 Poster session and buffet, Live resort show
Thursday, November 29, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 A chromatin-wide transition to H4K20 mono-methylation impairs genome integrity and programmed DNA rearrangements in the mouse Thomas Jenuwein
09:30:00 Antagonistic transcription control through histone H2A and H2B ubiquitylation
09:45:00 H2A.Z and DNA methylation are mutually exclusive chromatin marks
10:00:00 Chromatin assembly factors and the challenges of DNA replication and repair Geneviève Almouzni
10:30:00 Morning Coffee
11:00:00 Recruitment to the nuclear periphery can repress expression of genes in human cells Wendy Bickmore
11:30:00 SIRT6 is an NAD-dependent histone deacetylase that modulates telomeric chromatin Aaron Chuang
11:45:00 RNF8 ubiquitylates histones and promotes assembly of BRCA1 and 53BP1 at DNA damage-modified chromatin
12:00:00 TBC, Lunch, Free time for social events Peter Fraser
16:00:00 Heterochromatin: a versatile platform of the genome Shiv Grewal
16:30:00 Role of the INO80 chromatin remodeling enzyme in DNA damage and DNA replication checkpoint responses Craig L Peterson
16:45:00 Transient heterochromatin formation between convergent genes in S. pombe recruits cohesin complex Monika Gullerova
17:00:00 TBC Robin Allshire
18:00:00 Beach barbeque and entertainment
Friday, November 30, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Sequencing the mammalian epigenome Brad Bernstein
09:30:00 SINE B2 Repeat Transcription is Responsible for the Organization of the Growth Hormone Gene Locus in Mouse Development Dr. Victoria V. Lunyak
09:45:00 Structure and Function of the Yaf9 YEATS Domain Julia Schulze
10:00:00 TBC Kevin Struhl
11:00:00 Dosage compensation in Drosophila: vital fine-tuning of transcription Peter Becker
11:30:00 Modulation of DNA damage signaling pathways by lysine methylation Or Gozani
11:45:00 Crosstalk between SUMOylation and methylation of a pontin chromatin-remodeling complex in prostate cancer Sung Hee Baek
12:00:00 TBC Peter Jones
12:30:00 Lunch, Closing remarks
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