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"The CRG Annual Symposium gathers 18 of the best worldwide experts in genomic regulation next 9 & 10 November"


Lun, 05/11/2007 - 15:26

"The CRG Annual Symposium gathers 18 of the best worldwide experts in genomic regulation next 9 & 10 November"



Next 9 and 10 November, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) Annual Symposium will held its 6th edition, at the auditorium of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), focused on “Genomic Regulation: Executing the Code”, and organised by Miguel Beato, Juan Valcarcel and Ramin Shiekhattar, researchers of the Gene Regulation Programme of the CRG.

With this purpose, 18 of the best worldwide experts in the field of genomic regulation will gather at this meeting. Its worth to highlight the following ones: Rick Young, from the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge (USA), Tom Gingeras, from Affymetrix Inc. in Santa Clara (USA), Tony Kouzarides, from The Gurdon Institute in Cambridge (United Kingdom), Shelley Berger, from The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (USA), James Manley, from Columbia University in Nova York (USA), etc.

Due to the use of massive genomic and proteomic analysis techniques, the development of the different aspects of genomic regulation has gone through a speed change that has lead to a huge accumulation of findings in different areas. For scientists, this flood of findings makes difficult to reach an overall view of the current situation of this knowledge. Therefore, the ambitious and main purpose of this symposium is covering all relevant aspects of gene regulation including presentations of 18 worldwide experts grouped in 6 sessions. Sessions go from nuclear dynamics analysed through screening techniques, to global gene regulation, chromatin, RNA processing and translational regulation, to end up with small RNAs regulators. This integration strategy should offer the attendants the opportunity to get a complete picture to understand what’s the situation of genomic regulation at the present moment and where the most promising investigation lines are directed.

Together with this general approach and within the framework of a satellite mini-symposium, which will be held on 8 November in the afternoon, the objective is going more deeply into a hot topic nowadays, like the function of kinases in gene regulation through its effects on chromatin structure and dynamics. In this emergent field, we are lucky to have renowned experts within the PRBB. All this has allowed to get together the most relevant scientists in this area, who will also talk or participate in the general symposium. In all, 25 foreign scientists will participate actively in both events, fact that will generate a high level discussion.

For further information or holding an interview with any of the speakers: Gloria Lligadas, Communication & Public Relation Dept., Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88 – Edif. PRBB, 08003 Barcelona, Tel. +34 93 316 01 53,