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Keystone Symposia: Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease
21 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018 • Keystone, Colorado, United States
Abstract:
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are major drivers of chronic disease and premature death. A promising strategy to reduce obesity and improve metabolic health is through promoting energy expenditure via thermogenesis, including obligatory (accompanies all metabolic processes) and facultative (adaptive) mechanisms. Obesity and insulin resistance also lead to profound metabolic changes in various cells/tissues that contribute to tissue dysfunction. This conference brings together basic and clinical researchers from industry and academia focused on the study of cellular and organismal energy metabolism in the context of metabolic disease. A variety of approaches and topics will be featured, including: basic mechanisms of mitochondrial and cellular energetics; the emerging role of brown and beige fat in adaptive thermogenesis; central regulation of energy expenditure; and the effects of exercise on muscle and whole-body metabolism. In addition to the plenary sessions, the meeting will feature workshops on emerging research areas and novel therapeutic opportunities. Overall, the goals of the conference are to: 1) Provide a cutting-edge understanding of the basic mechanisms that control cellular and whole-body energetics; 2) Discuss the physiological role of brown fat and other energy expenditure pathways in humans; 3) Consider novel strategies for increasing energy expenditure and combating metabolic disease; and 4) Engage attendees in critical discussions about important areas for future research.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230 or 800.253.0685];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
metabolic resistance, obesity, diabetes, metabolic diseases, basic mechanisms, basic research, mitrochondria
Event listing ID:
926093
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Keystone Symposia: Precision Genome Editing with Programmable Nucleases
28 Jan 2018 - 01 Feb 2018 • Keystone, Colorado, United States
Abstract:
Genome editing refers to the use of programmable DNA-targeting platforms to manipulate genetic and epigenetic information in living cells and organisms. Genome editing has been recently democratized by the development of RNA-guided endonucleases repurposed from CRISPR-Cas microbial defense systems against viruses or plasmids. Whereas novel tools such as Cpf1 and RNA-guided deaminases are being developed to expand the scope of genome editing, old tools such as ZFNs and TALENs are likely to undergo innovations as well. These tools enable genome-wide genetic screens in cell lines and genetic studies in both model and non-model organisms. Furthermore, genome editing holds great promise for broad applications in medicine and biotechnology, raising public interest and concerns. Yet genome editing is still limited by many factors such as inefficient delivery in vivo, off-target effects, and unwanted, alternative DNA repair. This conference offers opportunities to learn about new developments, advancements and applications in the field.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230 or 800.253.0685];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
genetics, genomics, epigenetics, dna repair, biotechnology
Event listing ID:
926123
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Keystone Symposia - Cancer Epigenetics: New Mechanisms, New Therapies
10 Feb 2018 - 14 Feb 2018 • Breckenridge, Colorado, United States
Abstract:
The field of epigenetics has recently emerged as an essential component of oncology research, with altered epigenetic modifications considered to be critical hallmarks of cancers. Unlike mutations, epigenetic aberrations are reversible and as a result, epigenetic therapies hold great promise as anti-cancer agents. For these novel therapies to succeed, a key challenge is to fully understand the nature and the mechanisms that lead to epigenetic changes in cancer. Another essential challenge is to make sense of the avalanche of data flowing from increasingly powerful "omics-based" technologies. Despite these challenges, never has the potential for scientific and clinical breakthroughs in this field been greater. Bringing together both the academic and the pharmaceutical communities, this Keystone Symposia conference will focus on: 1) The newest findings concerning the mechanisms by which epigenetic pathways are established and maintained in normal and stem cells, and how these go awry during aging and cancer, with a special emphasis on histone modifications, chromatin remodeling and the unexpected increased number of DNA modifications ((hydroxy)methylcytosine and methyladenine); 2) The growing roles of noncoding RNAs in cancer and the emergence of the new and exciting realm of RNA epigenetics; 3) Use of new omics technologies to interrogate altered epigenetic landscapes in tumors and assess their clinical implications; and 4) Novel and promising therapeutic drugs aimed at reversing specific epigenetic alterations. Ultimately, the meeting will provide great opportunities for senior and junior scientists to meet the leaders in the field from both academia and industry, hence forging exciting interdisciplinary interactions and creating potential new collaborations in the booming area of cancer epigenetics.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
Cancer, genetics, genomics, drug discovery, epigenetics
Event listing ID:
948400
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Keystone Symposia: Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Plasticity
11 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018 • Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Abstract:
Transposable elements are potent sources of genetic variation that also regulate the expression of large gene networks. They constitute the majority of genomic DNA in many eukaryotes, and they dramatically shape genetic content by causing insertions, deletions, rearrangements and sequence duplications. Of increasing significance is the link of these mobile elements to diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration. Sequencing of human populations demonstrates that active transposable elements are substantially more prevalent than previously appreciated. The aims of this conference are to: 1) Apply recent innovations in high-throughput sequencing and genome analysis to the study of transposon biology and genome dynamics; 2) Discuss the discovery of cellular systems that inhibit transposon activity as examples of the evolutionary arms race between mobile DNA and their hosts; 3) Describe active transposition during neurogenesis and in tumor cells and raise questions about the role of mobile DNA in brain development and cancer; and 4) Discern mechanistic aspects of element mobility from bacteria to humans. This symposium is designed to foster ties between leaders in the field of transposon function and biology with the pioneers of genome analysis, a link that is still tenuous and nascent. Discussions of transposon activity and genome dynamics will focus on mechanistic models. Methods applied to these problems will include molecular structures, biochemistry, expression studies and bioinformatic analyses. The transposons and hosts represented in this conference include diverse examples from eubacteria, archaea, protists, plants and mammals.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
genetics, genomics, mobile DNA
Event listing ID:
963987
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Keystone Symposia: Noncoding RNAs - Form, Function, Physiology
25 Feb 2018 - 01 Mar 2018 • Keystone, Colorado, United States
Abstract:
Recent research has revealed pervasive transcription of eukaryotic genomes outside of protein-coding genes. The resulting noncoding RNA transcripts come in many forms, perform diverse functions and play critical roles in organismal health and disease. Tens of thousands of noncoding RNAs have been identified thus far, but we are still at the earliest stages of understanding their regulation and function. Such knowledge will be critical in order to harness the full potential of noncoding RNAs for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. To address this gap in our understanding, this conference aims to: 1) Bring together a multi-disciplinary group of scientists at all career stages to share their latest research in this field; 2) Provide a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge data on noncoding RNA structure, function and their roles in physiology and disease; and 3) Offer junior scientists outstanding mentoring and networking opportunities through close interactions with senior investigators. It is anticipated that the interactions of participants with diverse backgrounds, expertise and experimental models will spur new lines of investigation and collaborations that will lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of the noncoding transcriptome.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
genetics, genomics, RNAs, noncoding RNAs, molecular biology
Event listing ID:
975793
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2nd Annual Genome Editing USA Congress
10 May 2018 - 11 May 2018 • Boston, United States
Abstract:
2nd Annual Genome Editing USA Congress will be held on 10 – 11 May 2018 in Boston. Co-located with Transgenic Technologies as well as Synthetic Biology Congresses, the events bring together over 300 senior level attendees from academia, research institutes and pharma companies. Over 20 presentations dedicated to genome editing technologies and the applications of genome editing in a range of therapeutic areas, including CNS disease, oncology and genetic disorders. We will also be addressing the key updates in drug discovery and development, including bioinformatics and target identification.
Contact:
Guillaume Alonso;     Phone: [+44 (0)1865 250985];     Email: g.alonso@oxfordglobal.co.uk
Topics:
Genome editing, transgenic technologies, synthetic biology, cns diseae, oncology, genetic disorders, drug discovery, drug development, bioinformatics, target identification, genome editing techniques, therapeutic application of genome editing
Event listing ID:
969993
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CIBCB 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
05 Jun 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 • Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Gordon Research Seminar — Human Genetic Variation and Disease
09 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018 • University of New England, Biddeford, ME, United States
Topics:
Genomic Data in Human Disease and Medicine: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
Event listing ID:
960526
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Gordon Research Conference — Human Genetic Variation and Disease
10 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018 • University of New England, Biddeford, ME, United States
Topics:
Human Genetics Research at the Intersection of Systems Biology, Computation, Medicine, and Biophysics
Event listing ID:
960450
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Gordon Research Seminar — Mutagenesis
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018 • Newry, ME, United States
Topics:
The Mechanisms of Mutagenesis and the Changing Genetic Landscape
Event listing ID:
959356
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Gordon Research Conference — Mutagenesis
24 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 • Newry, ME, United States
Topics:
Mechanisms of Intrinsic and Induced Genome Instability
Event listing ID:
959346
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ISMB — Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
06 Jul 2018 - 10 Jul 2018 • Chicago, Illinois, United States
Abstract:
ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems. ISMB 2018 provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology, fostering fresh dialogues and perspectives to learn about and shape the future of the field. With intensified community involvement form the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs), ISMB is the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Topics:
computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology
Event listing ID:
974474
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SysMod — Computational Modeling of Biological Systems Annual Meeting at ISMB
07 Jul 2018 • Chicago, Illinois, United States
Abstract:
The Computational Modeling of Biological Systems (SysMod) Community Of Special Interest aims at bridging the gap between bioinformatics and systems biology modeling. With advances in genomics these fields have recently started to converge. For example, systems modeling has become more reliant on bioinformatic network inference to build models and has begun to use transcriptomics and proteomics data to train models. More communication between systems modelers and bioinformaticians is needed to further integrate these fields. In particular, more communication between systems modellers and bioinformaticians is needed to build models of whole cells, organs and organisms. Furthermore, the promises of precision medicine lie, in part, on the interplay between bioinformatics-based analysis of patient data and model-based predictions of treatments.
Contact:
SysMod coordinators;     Email: sysmod-coord@googlegroups.com
Topics:
systems biology, computational biology, genomics, bioinformatics, dynamical modeling, genome-scale modeling, multiscale modeling
Event listing ID:
974486
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Gordon Research Seminar — Chromatin Structure and Function
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018 • Newry, ME, United States
Abstract:
The meeting will explore the various aspects of chromatin biology including the hierarchies of chromatin structure, visualization and engineering of chromatin, regulation of genome functions and connections between epigenetic modifications and cellular metabolism in the context of development and human disease. A wide range of approaches including genome-wide chromatinomics, structural biology, proteomics, computational modeling and high resolution microscopy will be highlighted in the seminar.
Event listing ID:
953467
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Gordon Research Conference — Chromatin Structure and Function
22 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018 • Newry, ME, United States
Abstract:
The 2018 Gordon Conference on Chromatin Structure and Function will bring together leading experts and newcomers to the field, to present and discuss their newest research on chromatin, its complex interactions, and its regulatory power in shaping genome architecture and function. Technologies to visualize and map chromatin at all levels are proceeding at a rapid pace. The meeting will highlight how chromatin structures, ranging from the nucleosome – the "building block" of chromatin - up to the dynamic three-dimensional spatial organization of the chromosome, are assembled, maintained, and altered, and how this ultimately controls genome functions.
Event listing ID:
953380
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Gordon Research Seminar — Centromere Biology
28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018 • Mount Snow, West Dover, VT, United States
Abstract:
This meeting will focus on the dynamic properties of centromeres, from an evolutionary and a cellular perspective. Topics will span a variety of organisms and will include changes in centromere function and composition across the cell division cycle, and highlight emerging methods and areas of interest in the field.
Event listing ID:
953331
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Gordon Research Conference — Centromere Biology
29 Jul 2018 - 03 Aug 2018 • Mount Snow, West Dover, VT, United States
Abstract:
This meeting brings together a diverse community of outstanding scientists interested in understanding how centromeres govern chromosome segregation and chromosome evolution. The approaches taken to these problems reflect the diversity of the community and include biophysics and structural biology, genetics, epigenetics and genomics, cell biology and theory.
Event listing ID:
953354
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