80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology 21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work

Country: USA

City: Cold Spring Harbor

Abstr. due: 05.04.2015

Dates: 26.05.15 — 31.05.15

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: pakaluk@cshl.edu

Organizers: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 

This year marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s landmark 1865 presentation of his paper “Experiments on Plant Hybridization”, which laid the groundwork for modern genetics. Seminal discoveries throughout the twentieth century followed, not least of which was the demonstration that chromatin carried traits, the formalization of the concept of the gene as the hereditary unit, the discovery of DNA as the hereditary material, the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, and the elucidation of many mechanisms now known to operate to express and protect the hereditary material in its nuclear, cellular and organismal context.

We are pleased to host the 80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium which will address 21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work to celebrate Mendel’s anniversary and to provide a current synthesis of genetic mechanisms and genome & chromosome biology. The Symposium will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and end on the evening of Sunday, May 31st with normal departure on the following morning.

The Symposium will include 12/13 oral sessions and 2/3 poster sessions covering the latest research in . Most of the talks will be given by invited speakers but we may select a few talks from openly submitted abstracts. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions and will include a wine-and-cheese party, a beach picnic, cocktails and banquet, and departure brunch.

Topics:
Chromosome Biology
Nuclear Structure
Chromatin & Epigenetics
Gene Regulation & Control
Developmental Regulation
RNA as Controlling Elements
Maintenance of Genome Stability
Nuclear Receptors, Clocks & Aging
Evolution
Editing & Manipulation

Conference Web-Site: http://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/2015/symp15.shtml