Program

Sunday, July 13, 2014
12.30 – 14.30
Registration
14.30 – 14.45
Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: Developmental Dynamics: Patterning Expression
14.45 – 15.15
James Kadonaga, University of California, San Diego
The TCT core promoter motif functions with a specialized transcription system
15.15 – 15.45
Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Decoding transcriptional regulation in Drosophila
15.45 – 16.15
Refreshments
16.15 – 16.45
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University
16.45 – 17.15
Denis Duboule, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Long-range regulation and enhancer hi-jacking at hox gene clusters
17.15 – 17.45
Poster Teasers
17.45 – 19.00
Drinks Reception
Monday, July 14, 2014
Session 2: Developmental Plasticity
09.00 – 09.30
Azim Surani, Gurdon Institute
09:30 – 09:45
SHORT TALK
Benoit Bruneau,  Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Genomic basis for regulation of cardiogenesis by heterotypic transcription factors 
09.45 – 10.15
William Theurkauf, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
The HP1 homolog Rhino anchors a nuclear complex that suppresses piRNA precursor splicing
10.15 – 10.45
Refreshments
10.45 – 11.15
Susan Mango, Harvard Univeristy
11.15 – 11.30
SHORT TALK
Patrick Tschopp, Harvard Medical School
The transcriptome as a phenotypic trait - revisiting the evolutionary origin of external genitalia
11.30 – 12.00
Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, University of Oxford
Using Biotagging, a novel genetically-encoded molecular toolkit, to analyze the regulatory onset of the neural crest specification program in vivo.
12.00 – 13.00
Lunch
13.00 – 15.00
Poster session
Session 3: Transcriptional Memory
15.00 – 15.30
Karen Adelman, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Pausing of RNA polymerase II regulates mammalian developmental potential
15.30– 15:45
SHORT TALK
C.J. Lin, University of California, San Francisco
Hira-mediated H3.3 incorporation is required for DNA replication and rRNA transcription in the mouse zygote
15.45 – 16.15
Bradley Cairns, Huntsman Cancer Institute
16.15 – 16.45
Refreshments
16.45 – 17.15
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania
Mechanisms of cell programming and reprogramming
17.15 – 17.30
SHORT TALK
Stefania Dell'Orso, National Institutes of Health
The histone variant macroH2A imparts competency to developmental enhancers by favoring recruitment of pioneer franscription factors
17.30 – 18.30
Author Workshop/Q&A Session with Cell Press Editors
19.30 – 22.00
Meet the Speakers Dinner
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Session 4: Transcriptional Tuning and Dosage compensation
09.00 – 09.30
Ana Pombo, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, Max Delbrueck Center
Mechanisms of RNA polymerase II poising at Polycomb repressed genes in mouse ES cells
09:30 – 9:45
SHORT TALK
Laura Banaszynski, Rockefeller University
Histone H3.3 is required for transcriptional silencing of endogenous retroviral elements in mouse embryonic stem cells
09.45 – 10.15
Barbara Meyer, University of California, Berkeley
10.15 – 10.45
Refreshments
10:45 – 11:00
SHORT TALK
Todd MacFarlan, National Institutes of Health
Site specific heterochromatin initiation by a viral recognition mechanism
11:00 – 11.30
Asifa Akhtar, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Epigenetic regulation of the X chromosome
11:30 – 11:45
SHORT TALK
Sylvain Bischof, University of California, Los Angeles
Transcriptional gene silencing by Arabidopsis microrchidia homologues involves the formation of heteromers
11:45 – 12:00
SHORT TALK
Zhonghua Gao, New York University School of Medicine
AUTS2 confers transcriptional activation to PRC1 in the CNS
12.00 – 13.00
Lunch
13.00 – 15.00
Poster session
Session 5: RNA and Chromatin Interactions
15.00 – 15.30
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
15:30 – 15:45
SHORT TALK
Takuya Kajitani, Hokkaido University
Ser7 phosphorylation of RNAPII-CTD ensures on-chromatin retention of nascent ncRNAs, triggering RNAi-dependent heterochromatin formation
15.45 – 16.15
Jeannie Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital
Regulatory interactions between RNA and Polycomb Repressive Complex 2
16:15 – 16:45
Refreshments
16.45 – 17.15
Danesh Moazed, Harvard Medical School
17:15 – 17:30
SHORT TALK
Wenbo Li, University of California, San Diego
An enhancer-based role of interphase condensins in regulating ligand-activated eRNA and coding gene transcription
17.30 – 18.00
Xiang-Dong Fu, University of California, San Diego
Broad participation of RNA binding proteins in transcriptional control
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Session 6: Chromatin Structure and Architecture
09.30 – 10.00
Wendy Bickmore, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Transcription and the nuclear periphery during early differentiation: Chicken and egg
10:00 – 10:15
SHORT TALK
Francois Spitz, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Managing long-distance relationships: Topological and regulatory architectures of developmental genes
10.15 – 10.45
Jürg Müller, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Molecular mechanisms of the polycomb/trithorax system
10.45 – 11.15
Refreshments
11.15 - 11.45
Wouter de Laat, Hubrecht Insitute
Chromosome structure and gene regulation beyond the level of topological domains
11:45 – 12:00
SHORT TALK
Ian Welsh, Cornell University
Long-range interactions at the critical Pitx2 locus drive asymmetric left-right transcription
12.00 – 12.30
Geneviève Almouzni, Institut Curie
The multifaces of chromatin assembly, A recipe that mixes new with old partners
12.30 – 13.30
Lunch
13.30 – 15.30
Poster session
Session 7: Networks, Motifs, and Modeling
15.30 – 16.00
Jason Lieb, Princeton University
Altered interactions between lamin A/C and enhancers are associated with transcriptional abnormalities in Hutchison-Gilford progeria
16:00 – 16:15  
SHORT TALK
Kyle Siebenthall, University of Washington
The regulatory DNA and transcription factor landscapes of early human development
16.15 – 16.45
John Reinitz, University of Chicago
16.45 – 17.15
Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
ChIP-nexus reveals genome-wide in vivo transcription factor binding footprints influenced by local DNA shape
17.15 – 17.45
Refreshments
17:45 – 18:00
SHORT TALK
Zhe Liu, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Probing live-cell pluripotency factor dynamics at the single-molecule level
18.00 – 18.30
Michael Levine, University of California, Berkeley
Live imaging reveals transcriptional bursts during Drosophila embryogenesis
18.30 – 19.00 
Closing Remarks
Supporting Publications
In Partnership with
 
Sponsors & Exhibitors
 
  • Roche
  • Rockland
  • Zeiss
Awards
 
  • Seahorse Bioscience Travel Award
  • Rockland