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Chromatin and transcriptional silencing

A one-day meeting showcasing new research on chromatin-mediated transcriptional regulation

Burg Auditorium, Institut Curie, Paris, France
May 23, 2017


​​​​​​Chromatin-mediated control of gene silencing plays a major role both in the establishment and maintenance of cell fate and in protecting the genome against selfish genetic elements. It is mediated by a variety of mechanism including histone modifications, DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling and non-coding RNAs. During the one-day symposium, we will discuss the latest advances elucidating this mechanistic diversity in a variety of model systems to deepen our understanding of the complexity of chromatin-mediated transcriptional regulation.  

Confirmed speakers

  • Danny Reinberg (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US)
    Epigenetics: one genome, multiple phenotypes
  • Julie Ahringer (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Genome regulation:  chromatin domains and the silencing of repetitive elements
  • Severine Chambeyron (Institute of Human Genetics, France)​
    Piwi-dependent licencing of dual-strand piRNA clusters to produce appropriate piRNA precursors in Drosophila ovaries
  • Sandra Duharcourt (Institut Jacques Monod, France)
    A enhancer of zeste like methyltransferase catalyzes both H3 lysine 9 and 27 trimethylation and mediates transcriptional repression of transposable elements

  • Michaël Weber  (IREBS, France)
    Molecular pathways setting up DNA methylation in mammalian development



​​​​Download meeting program

Start: May 23, 2017, 9.30am              Finish: May 23, 2017, 6.15pm

* Note, these time are subject to change.


Early bird 

before March 17


before April 28


before May 18



Registration fee includes 

  • Attendance to scientific sessions and conference materials 
  • Refreshments and lunch during the meeting 
  • Drinks and networking reception

Confirmation note: All registered attendees will receive an email confirmation from within 48 hours of registering. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the ​Abcam Events Team to confirm your registration. 

Want to present your work?

Everyone, especially young researchers and students are encouraged to submit their exciting new unpublished work for presentation.

  • Short talk deadline: Closed

Download abstract guidelines 

* Note, poster presentation is not available at this meeting.


​​Burg Auditorium, Institut Curie (12 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France)


​Information on accommodation options are available in Paris can be found on the Paris Tourist Office website. 

* Important note:
Abcam does not have an affiliated hotel agency for this event.
Please be careful of direct approaches from companies offering hotel reservations for this event. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancelation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable.  Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to Abcam. 

Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of any incident, or cancelation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control
  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable 
  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting Abcam Events Team

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I submit an abstract?​
    Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process. The deadline for talk abstract submissions has passed (March 17, 2017).

  • What happens if I've registered but cannot attend?
    ​​​​Substitute delegates can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team. 

  • Do I need insurance?
    As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance.

  • What do I need to get into the country?
    Please insure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operations for nationals of your country.

  • Are these exhibitions an/or sponsorship opportunities?
    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please email the Abcam Events Team for more information.​
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