Chromatin Meeting in Asilomar, California

The Biophysical Society is sponsoring a thematic meeting this July on the shores of the Pacific. Dynamic DNA Packaging Across Kingdoms: Chromatin and Beyond is scheduled to take place July 5-8, 2011, in Asilomar, California, where luminaries from around the globe will present exciting lectures on topics of current interest.

In recent years there have been significant advances in our understanding of the hierarchical structure, packaging, mechanical forces, and biochemistry of both the eukaryotic chromosome and the prokaryotic genophore. This meeting seeks to bring together biophysicists, physicists, biochemists, and molecular biologists in a pleasant informal setting to discuss current research, identify the most significant outstanding questions and fi nd integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to solving them.

Attendance will be capped at an intimate 200 registrants to facilitate lively and informal discussion. After taking in the exhilarating cutting-edge science, relax in beautiful Asilomar, with its breathtaking beaches and serene surroundings.

The confirmed speakers are: Sankar Adhya, NCI, NIH; Dorothy Beckett, University of Maryland; Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles; Mair Churchill, University of Colorado, Denver; Patrick Higgins, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Megan King, Yale University; Karolin Luger, Colorado State University; Simon Mochrie, Yale University; John van Noort, Leiden Institute, The Netherlands; Robert Phillips, Caltech; Michael Poiier, Ohio State, Jean Thomas, Cambridge University, UK; Daniella Rhoades, Lab of Molecular Biology Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK; Catherine Royer, University of Montpellier, France; Helmut Scheissel, Leiden University, The Netherlands; John Widom, Northwestern University; Jie Yan, National University of Singapore; Sunney Xie, Harvard University; G.V.Shivashankar, National University of Singapore. The meeting will also provide opportunities for attendees to present their research as additional speakers will be selected from the poster abstract submissions.

A limited number of travel awards to help defray costs to the meeting will be available for students and postdocs.
Visit www.biophysics.org/2011chromatin to view the preliminary program. Submit your abstract by April 4; register and reserve housing by April 24. See you in Asilomar!

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