EMBO Workshop: The mobile genome: genetic and physiological impacts of transposable elements
November 8 to November 11
This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements if attending the on-site event.
This conference assembles world-leading experts from diverse fields including genomics, epigenetics, structural biology, developmental biology, immunology, cancer biology, and neurobiology to discuss the broad impacts of transposable elements (TEs) on organismal biology. The meeting provides a venue for cross-disciplinary discussions, with the goal of catalysing inter-disciplinary collaborations to address emerging questions in these scientific fields.
Although often disparaged as “junk” DNA, it is now undeniable that TE activity has significantly shaped the structure and function of all genomes, ranging from bacteria to humans. TEs are major drivers of genetic diversity and contribute to human disease. Remarkably, TE-derived sequences are also often co-opted by the host to play important roles in gene expression, early development, immunity, neuronal diversification, and, perhaps, aging.
- Genomics and evolution
- Transposon regulation
- Transposition mechanisms
- Physiological impacts I
- Physiological impacts II
AUG 16: Abstract Submission
SEP 27: Registration (On-site)
NOV 01: Registration (Virtual)
On-site Registration | Virtual Registration