Upcoming FASEB Conference on Biological Methylation

Don’t miss the Upcoming FASEB conference this summer titled “Biological Methylation: From DNA and Histones to Disease”, which will be held from August 12-17, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  This exciting conference will focus on our current level of knowledge about the influence of epigenetic (DNA, histone) methylation on gene expression and genome stability, and the contribution of dysregulated methylation to human diseases.  An outstanding line-up of world-renowned speakers will be presenting, and highlighted in this meeting is an emphasis on epigenetic ‘reprogramming’, the role of DNA demethylation, environmental influences on the epigenome, and new advances in the field in studying histone/DNA methylation. In addition, topics to be discussed include the structure and function of DNA and protein methyltransferases/demethylases, and the post-translational methylation of non-histone proteins, which has emerged as an exciting new area of study, with central roles in signal transduction, the regulation of transcription and the DNA damage response.

More info on registration and submission of abstracts for poster or oral presentations, see: http://src.faseb.org.  Note that the deadline for abstract submissions is July 2nd.

Co-Organizers: 

Brian D. Strahl

UNC-Chapel Hill

Paul A. Wade

NIEHS

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About drbrianstrahl

Brian David Strahl, a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), started his research lab in 2001. His research areas include cancer biology, epigenetics and gene regulation. At UNC, Dr. Strahl provides instruction to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in his laboratory. Over the years, Brian Strahl has received a number of important awards for his work in the field of gene expression and epigenetics. In 2009, he received the Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement from UNC. In 2008, the National Institutes of Health awarded him a EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration). His alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, awarded him a Young Alumni Award in 2006 for scientific achievement. Brian Strahl has also won the ASBMB Schering-Plough Research Institute Award, a major biomedical award. In 2003, Dr. Strahl was honored by the White House for his achievements and was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2004, Brian was a PEW Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Strahl is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
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