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Transcription and chromatin


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Conference Overview

The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin meeting has a long-standing tradition in shaping the field of transcriptional regulation. The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription including cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing. The meeting contains many talks selected from the abstracts that are interspersed with invited speakers, discussing the latest breakthroughs in transcriptional regulation.

The conference is designed to promote interactive discussions at both the talks and poster sessions. Given the excellent line up of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in cutting edge research in transcription.

Session Topics

  • Activators, enhancer function, evolution and modelling
  • Long range transcriptional regulation and enhancers
  • General basal transcriptional machinery
  • Pol II function, pausing and the role of RNA in transcription
  • Chromatin modifications and transcription
  • Transcriptional regulation during cell fate decisions – stem cell reprogramming and normal embryonic development
  • Genome topology and three-dimensional regulation
  • Single cell quantification

What past participants say about this conference

“I had a great time at EMBL Transcription and Chromatin. I enjoyed the variety of topics covered in the talks and I got a lot of input during the poster session. I hope one day I can also give a talk at this conference!” Laura Breimann, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany.

“This was certainly the most exciting meeting I have ever attended. The EMBL respires science of excellence. I will be back!” Marcelo Fantappie, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil.

“The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin Conference 2018 was excellent. It provided me with an invaluable opportunity to network, discuss my research with experts and learn a lot about the cutting edge research in the field. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend this conference.” Katrina Mitchell, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia.


Benoit Bruneau

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, University of California, San Francisco


Patrick Cramer

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry


Melissa Harrison

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Antoine Peters

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research


Robert Schneider

Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health


Dirk Schubeler

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research


Scientific Organisers

Conference Officer

Nathalie Sneider

EMBL Heidelberg



Sponsorship Opportunities

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Date: 27 - 30 Aug 2022

Location: EMBL Heidelberg


  • Karen Adelman
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    • Eileen Furlong
      EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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