November 15-17, 2021 | Start Time TBD*
*Program is in development and subject to change
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Mammalian genomes are folded in a hierarchy of compartments, topologically associating domains (TADs), subTADs, and looping interactions. As genome-wide chromatin architecture maps become widely available, the field is shifting focus from mapping to understanding the dynamics of such structures in development, the cell cycle, and on short time scales in single cells. A critical emerging goal will be to unravel the cause and effect relationship between genome folding and functions such as transcription, replication, recombination, and stability/maintenance. There is also a great need to evaluate the organizing principles governing chromatin topology across many biological conditions and genetic perturbations. Moreover, the role for 3D genome misfolding in the onset and progression of a wide range of human disease states remains an area of high interest across multiple disciplines and organ systems. Overall, this Keystone eSymposia virtual event is meant to highlight new frontiers across disciplines in tackling the dynamics and functional roles of the 3D genome in cellular functions across time and space in development and disease.
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: Oct. 4, 2021
‣ For ePoster Presentation: Nov. 1, 2021
Final ePoster/SciTalk Submission: Nov. 5, 2021
Financial Aid Application: Nov. 1, 2021
*Abstract submission is required in order to submit an ePoster and/or Scitalk
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Gerd A. Blobel
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Benoit G. Bruneau
Gladstone Institutes, USA
Bradley R. Cairns
HHMI/University of Utah, USA
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Elzo de Wit
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
University College London, UK
Anders Sejr Hansen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Nancy E. Kleckner
Harvard University, USA
Jeannie T. Lee
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Columbia University, USA
Clodagh C. O'Shea
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Karen L. Reddy
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, USA
Institut Pasteur, France
Weizmann Institute, Israel
Bas van Steensel
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Ting (C.-ting) Wu
Harvard Medical School, USA
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This new virtual meeting format came out of difficult circumstances, but your commitment to scientific progress is what inspired us to launch Keystone eSymposia. In these virtual meetings, we are capturing the same innovative essence of our in-person meetings that you've all created as a scientific community. Here, Debbie Johnson, our CEO, explains how we're going to do that.