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Transcription and chromatin


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

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 lineup of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a must-attend for anyone interested in cutting-edge research in transcription.

What past participants say about the conference

“I would say that I am privileged to have been in the most prestigious institute on the planet. It was my dream come true moment during the conference. I sincerely thank EMBL for providing me conference registration grant otherwise it would never have been possible for me to reach EMBL. I would urge every life sciences student to be at EMBL at least once, it will be a lifetime experience for sure as it was for me.” – Haneul Yoo, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

“I am new to the field and attended the EMBL conference to meet people and learn about the field. I learned a ton during the four days at the ATC and I also made new friends and contacts who I look forward to meeting again in future conferences.” – Marion Turpin, Institute Genetics & Development of Rennes, France

“A pleasure to attend my first EMBL Transcription and Chromatin conference! Also very happy of having the opportunity to share my team’s work, networking and learning from incredible researchers in the field!” Elena Gómez Marín, Andalusian Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Spain


Beat Fierz

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne


Cigall Kadoch

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School


Jop Kind

Hubrecht Institute

The Netherlands

Mounia Lagha

Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier


Yang Shi

Ludwig Cancer Research

United Kingdom

Carl Wu

Johns Hopkins University


Scientific Organisers

Luca Giorgetti

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research


Conference Organiser

Nathalie Sneider

EMBL Heidelberg



Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

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Date: 24 - 27 Aug 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Shelley Berger
    University of Pennsylvania
    • Eileen Furlong
      EMBL Heidelberg
      • Luca Giorgetti
        Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
        • Jürg Müller
          Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

        Contact: EMBL Events

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