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Future Events > From beads on a string to the pearls of regulation: the structure and dynamics of chromatin

From beads on a string to the pearls of regulation: the structure and dynamics of chromatin. A joint Biochemical Society / Wellcome Trust conference

3—4 August 2011

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

A joint Biochemical Society / Wellcome Trust conference


Meeting background

The meeting will encompass a structural perspective of chromatin, highlighting developments in our understanding of its organization and the impact on biological functions such as DNA replication, repair and transcription. The meeting will mark the retirement of Professor Jean Thomas, who has made major contributions to the field.



  • Sequence determinants of nucleosome positional preferences
  • Mechanism of chromatin remodelling
  • Chromatin and DNA damage repair
  • Nucleosome core structure and modification
  • Higher order assembly of nucleosomes into filaments
  • High mobility group protein structure and function in chromatin

Proceedings (invited speakers) will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions

Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2011

Abstract submission for this meeting is now closed. If you wish to submit an abstract please contact the Conference Office.

Registration deadline: 20 July 2011

Registration for this meeting has now closed. If you have any queries, please contact the Conference office.

Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.

Student Bursaries
are available for this meeting.


The Biochemical Society Centenary Poster Prize was awarded to Tom Miller from MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom for his poster entitled "A chemical fragment screen for inhibitors of the allosterically-regulated Pygo2 PHD finger".


Approved by the Society of Biology for the purpose of CPD, this event may be counted as 54 CPD credits.