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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session II
Conference Room E1/E2

Epigenetics, Chromatin, and Gene Regulation
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Chair: Raja Jothi, NIEHS

Epigenetics refers to the study of heritable changes in phenotype or gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Recent findings have revealed DNA methylation, histone modifications, and chromatin remodeling as core molecular mechanisms by which heritable information other than primary DNA influences gene expression. This mini-symposium will feature talks from leading scientists in the field studying chromatin organization, remodeling, and modifications.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
Localized DNA Demethylation Marks Recombination Intermediates During Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Gene Assembly
Roza Selimyan, NIA

RNAi-mediated Epigenetic Control of the Genome
Shiv Grewal, NCI

Epigenetic Function of Chromatin Architectural Proteins
Michael Bustin, NCI

Did Chromatin Remodeling and Modifying Complexes Proliferate in Eukaryotes as Buffers Against Diverse Stresses?
L. Aravind, NLM/NCBI

Chromatin Architecture at the Budding Yeast Centromere
Carl Wu, NCI

Chromatin Boundaries, Genome Organization, and Epigenetic Regulation
Gary Felsenfeld, NIDDK

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