Symposium on chromatin and epigenetic regulation of transcription

A free public lecture titled "Dynamic Interplay of Transcription Regulation and Chromatin Structure" will explore how gene expression is regulated in cells where DNA is organized into a packaging structure called chromatin. The lecture, which is part of the 30th Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology sponsored by Penn State University's Eberly College of Science, will be given by John Lis, the Barbara McClintock professor of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell University, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) - Robeson Center Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus.

Additional symposium speakers will address topics on genomics, nuclear organization, epigenetics, and chromatin mechanisms and remodeling. The additional lectures are intended for a more specialized audience and require registration. All lectures are hosted by the faculty of the Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology and are administered by the Penn State Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology is an internationally recognized event that provides an important forum for graduate education and for the exchange of information between academic and industrial scientists. The symposium is an outreach effort of the Eberly College of Science with support from many academic units at Penn State and a variety of corporate sponsors. For a listing of the talks, a program schedule, and walk-in registration, visit, email, or call 814-863-1918.

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Last Updated January 10, 2015