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We are pleased to announce the International Symposium on Chromatin Structure, Dynamics, and Function, which will be held at Awaji Island, Japan, from August 23 to August 26, 2015. In eukaryotes, genomic DNA is accommodated within the nucleus, as highly compacted chromatin. The basic building block of chromatin is the nucleosome, which consists of a histone complex wrapped around by approximately 150 base pairs of DNA. This molecular complex provides the first level of chromatin organization, to which many other nuclear proteins and RNAs associate with to form the architecture of higher order chromatin. In eukaryotes, DNA metabolism, such as replication, transcription, and recombination, is regulated within the higher order chromatin. The means by which the chromatin structure and dynamics regulate DNA functions are important issues to be resolved. The symposium will cover the latest findings across many topics, including those listed below.

  • Formation, architecture, dynamics, and physical property of chromatin
  • Organization of chromosome domains
  • Nuclear structures
  • New technologies developed for studying chromatin dynamics
  • Chromatin and nuclear structures related to disease
  • Chromatin dynamics in differentiation, reproduction, and development

Several oral sessions and poster sessions are planned, and many talks will be selected from submitted abstracts for "short talks" in the oral sessions, on the basis of scientific relevance.

Supported by

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Chromatin Structure, Dynamics, and Function" from the MEXT of Japan

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

Inoue Foundation for Science

The Naito Foundation

Terumo Life Science Foundation


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