Crossroads between transposons and gene regulation

13 May, 2019 - 14 May, 2019

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Abstract Submission

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General Information

Genome evolution is inextricably linked to the evolution of transposons that reside within. It is increasingly recognised that these selfish mobile elements play major roles in genome regulation. This meeting will discuss how transposons have shaped host gene regulation, both through their evolutionary conflict with the host, and through the dispersal of new coding and non-coding sequences with strong regulatory potential.

More information on the speakers and programme will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Monday 13 May. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 29 March 2019. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers’ discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advance registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Meeting organisers:

Dr Miguel Branco and Dr Edward Chuong