About the Workshop
Chromatin is the complex of DNA, RNA and protein that is found making up the chromosomes in eukaryotic cells. Chromatin is essential for proper genome function and is involved in chromosome segregation, gene regulation and DNA packaging, protection and repair . Recent explorations into the biology of non-model organisms have revealed an unexpected diversity of chromatin components and mechanisms of chromatin-based regulation. With the rapid emergence of newly sequenced genomes, investigation of the evolutionary dynamics of chromatin has emerged as a powerful and promising interdisciplinary field.
This EMBO workshop will present the impact of genomic and proteomic data mining to reconstruct the evolutionary trajectories of chromatin biology, new experimental tools to explore the diversity of chromatin across a range of new model systems, and how these studies reveal reciprocal impacts between chromatin dynamics and evolution of genome architecture. For this, the workshop gathers experts in the field of chromatin and evolutionary biology in addition to experts pioneering techniques and approaches to study chromatin evolution.
Credit for header image: James Gahan, Richard Wheeler
About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.