National Cancer Institute Hosts Symposium
on Chromosome Biology
||Leading researchers from the National Cancer
Institute (NCI) and around the world will present highlights
of recent advances, define novel directions of basic chromosome
research, and discuss the use and implications of these advances
for clinical applications. Topics will also include transcriptional
regulation (the mechanism that coordinates the expression
of DNA), chromatin structure (the complex of nucleic acids
and proteins in the cell nucleus that condenses to form chromosomes
during cell division), epigenetics (the study of inherited
changes in gene function that occur without a change in a
sequence of DNA), the architecture of the nucleus, and DNA
replication and repair.
For a complete agenda for the workshop, please go to www.palladianpartners.com/cecb2007.
|| Robert Wiltrout, Ph.D. (NCI), Center for
Cancer Research, Director
Tom Misteli, Ph.D. (NCI), Symposium Chair
|| Thursday, April 26, 2007: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2007: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
||NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center, Main
Auditorium, Bethesda, Md.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Metro. The NIH
campus can be easily accessed via the Medical Center stop
on the Metro’s Red Line. For more info: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm.
||To register for the seminar, please contact
the NCI Media Relations Branch at (301) 496-6641 or at email@example.com. The
seminar will be held on the Dana-Farber campus.
For more information about cancer, visit http://www.cancer.gov,
or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4 CANCER.
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