Chromosomes, condensates, and transcriptional control
NOV 06, 2020 | 10:00 AM TO 3:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
November 06, 2020: 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences
All cells must control the reading out (“transcription”) of information encoded in their DNA. In this symposium we will look at new observations on the condensation of protein droplets surrounding sites of active transcription, at new theoretical approaches to the dynamics of chromosomes, and at theories that connect these molecular events to functional outputs.
10:00 - 11:30 No membrane, no problem: Condensing bacterial organelles
Stephanie Weber, McGill University
12:00 - 1:30 Chromosomal dynamics and the timing of genomic interactions
Olga Dudko, University of California at San Diego
2:00 - 3:30 Normative models of enhancer function
Gašper Tkačik, IST Austria
for this Zoom event.