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Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 04 Sep 2023

Talk Submission - 04 Sep 2023

Poster Submission - 11 Dec 2023

Registration Deadline - 11 Dec 2023

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Conference Manager

Shannon Elsden

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

#Genreg24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Synopsis

The conference program covers how RNA and RNA-dependent machineries govern chromatin landscape, gene expression, and genome architecture during development, homeostasis, and in response to cellular stress. This conference prioritises high-throughput and systems biology approaches that convey new mechanistic insights into genome regulation and will also highlight emerging methods/technology that will propel the field forward in the coming years. 

RNA has rapidly evolved from bystander to master orchestrator of several biological processes that take place in the nucleus. In fact, the key molecular machineries regulating gene expression and chromatin accessibility (Polycomb, Mediator, SWI/SNF, Integrator, spliceosome) are dependent on RNA for selecting their targets and for their processivity. Additionally, RNA-containing chromatin structures, such as R-loops, have now emerged as a fixture of mammalian genomes and are implicated in gene regulation, spatial chromosome organisation and genome stability.  In essence, RNA-dependent molecular machineries and RNA-DNA chromatin structures underlie transcriptional regulation and epigenetic  reprogramming across all developmental processes and ensure the overall integrity of the human genome.

This conference provides a platform for cross-fertilization between a heterogeneous set of scientific communities encompassing RNA biology, epigenetics, DNA repair, transcription, genetics, and genome engineering. The majority of talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Session Themes:

  • Biogenesis of noncoding RNAs and their role in genome regulation
  • R-loops modulation and function
  • From start to finish: regulation of transcriptional machineries by RNA
  • RNA-dependent epigenetic modulation
  • New genomic technologies  
  • Emerging roles of RNA in genome integrity
  • RNA-mediated phase separation
  • Functional implications of RNA modifications
  • Transcribed repetitive DNA elements

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate and bring a student for only $960. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 11, 12, 13 Feb 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Shannon to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Speakers

Marc Buhler (Freidrich Meischer Institute for Biomedical Research)
Howard Chang (Stanford University)
Stirling Churchman (Harvard Medical School) 
Karlene Cimprich (Stanford University)
Mitchell Guttman (Caltech)
Richard Jenner (University College London)
Jeannie Lee (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Joshua Mendell (UT Southwestern)
Kate Meyer (Duke University)
Danesh Moazed (Harvard University)
Oliver Rando (University of Massachusetts)
Raffaella Santoro (University of Zurich)
Ramin Shiekhattar (University of Miami)
Igor Ulitsky (Weizmann Institute)
Joanna Wysocka (Stanford University)

Target Audience

We target a broad and diverse panel of scientists (from both academia and industry) with a core interest in RNA biology, epigenetics, DNA repair, transcription, genetics, or genome engineering.  We plan to draw the majority of talks from submitted abstracts, with an emphasis on junior investigators that have been missing adequate platforms to promote their scientific ideas during the pandemic.  We would also like to promote this conference among under-represented groups in science and, to that regard, we would like to partner with external sponsors and offer trainee travel fellowships to foster attendance. 

Educational Need

Scientists interested in genome regulation and RNA-based mechanisms in biology are often partitioned into different sub-fields and lack opportunities to exchange ideas and foster collaborative projects. This conference provides attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with a varied scientific community.

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

#Genreg24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Marc Buehler

Freidrich Meischer Institute for Biomedical Research

Howard Chang

Stanford University

Stirling Churchman

Harvard Medical School

Karlene Cimprich

Stanford University

Mitchell Guttman

Caltech

Richard Jenner

University College London

Jeannie Lee

Massachusetts General Hospital

Joshua Mendell

UT Southwestern

Kate Meyer

Duke University

Danesh Moazed

Harvard University

Oliver Rando

University of Massachusetts

Raffaella Santoro

University of Zurich

Ramin Shiekhattar

University of Miami

Igor Ulitsky

Weizmann Institute

Joanna Wysocka

Stanford University

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

#Genreg24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 11 February 2024. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 14 February 2024.


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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Prices

Ticket Type Early Bird Full Price
Single
Choose this option if you will be attending the conference alone, or if you will bring accompanying guests that will not attend the meeting.
$2165 $2266
Shared
Choose this option if you wish to share with a colleague who is also attending the conference, or if you wish to be paired with another attendee of the same sex.
$1923 $2024
Student
Choose this option if you are a student. Please note all students will be paired with another attendee of the same sex if a room sharer is not specified. If you wish to have your own room, please register under the Single option.
$1822 $1923
Additional Person
This is the cost for an additional adult or child to join you in the same room, for the entire conference period. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. If you wish to extend your stay, please see our 'Extra night' prices.

Adult

$778

Child

$218

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

$330

Child

$73


All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:
- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2024) on a single or shared basis
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2024) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying guests are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (11, 12, 13 Feb 2024) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun).

Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Emily for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hotel:

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: The extra night price is only applicable 1 night pre/post the conference dates. If you wish to extend your stay further, this is possible to book via Fusion, but please contact Emily for assistance and prices. Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun)

Prices and hotel availability are subject to change without notice.

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Grants

Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

#Genreg24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Supported By

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

Lagoon Pool
Extensive Health Club and Spa
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

Venue Rating

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Address

Fiesta Americana Condesa CancĂșn All Inclusive Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico

Nearest Airport

Cancun International Airport

Location

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Transportation

Taxi

Unlike other Airports, Cancun Airport Taxi Services must be pre-arranged. To obtain safe, licensed and bilingual transportation services please ensure you book your ground transportation online with an authorised transportation company prior to your arrival.

If you wish to share a return transfer to the airport then we would suggest waiting and organising this on-site at the hotel. The hotel have registered Taxi's readily available- you simply need to speak to the Concierge/Bellmen on the day of your departure. This will allow attendees to share return transfers where flight times permit.   

Approximate Taxi Fare

One way (Cancun Hotel Zone): $24.85+ (USD) 
*
subject to change, please check the Cancun International Airport website for a more accurate estimation for your trip.

Further information on Taxi services can be found on the Cancun International Airport website (see below link) along with some top tips for travellers from local experts and official authorities. 

https://www.cancunairport.com/taxi.html 

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with any transfer/taxi service as transportation is not included within the registration package **

Private Transfers

If you'd prefer to book a private transfer, there are several DMC's operating in the Cancun area who will be able to provide a quotation for your trip. We have not partnered with any companies this year, however, there are a number of well reviewed companies operating in Cancun, such as; USA TransfersCanada Transfers and Kalido Travel.  

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Local Activities

Several activities are available within the resort. Timetables vary daily so please check with the hotel for the latest activities program.

  • Daily fitness activities: yoga, zumba, beach workout
  • In the water: water aerobics, pool volley
  • Workshops: making sushi, art with rice and towels, margaritas, paella making, pizza making (fiesta kids)
  • Classes; dance, spanish lessons
  • Friendly competitions; beach volley, beach soccer, cornhole

There are also many other activities, trips and excursions to consider in and around the local area, depending on the time you have available. Please find a few suggestions below:

  • AQUA World, situated across the street from the hotel. They provide a vast array of water based activites including diving, fishing, snorkeling, hoverboards and boat tours. Take a look at their website for inspiration: https://aquaworld.com.mx/en
  • Trips to Mayan historical sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itzá
  • Arts and crafts markets
  • Jungle tours and eco parks such as Xcaret
  • Golfing at 2 18-hole, par 72 courses: Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus (less than 30 minutes away)

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

#Genreg24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Group Activities

Group activity information will be available approximately 3 months prior to the conference, so come back soon!

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Childcare

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

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11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)

File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

Download Abstract Template

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Genome Regulation through RNA Conference

#Genreg24


11 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2024

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Alessandro Gardini
The Wistar Institute
Roberto Bonasio
University of Pennsylvania
Kavitha Sarma
The Wistar Institute

Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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