The Sixth Annual BioMaPS/DIMACS Summer School: Chromatin Structure and Gene Regulation

June 9 - 13, 2008
Life Science Auditorium, Life Sciences Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers University

Alexandre Morozov, Rutgers University, morozovp at
Vasily Studitsky, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, studitvm at

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.

This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), and the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS). The National Institutes of Health provides partial funding of the BioMaPS Summer School through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant 5 K07 GM72919.


The course is a five-day intensive investigation of chromatin structure and gene regulation divided into two related parts:

  1. Basic introduction to chromatin structure and gene regulation for participants with extensive training in the mathematical, computational, and physical sciences but with a more limited background in molecular biology.
  2. Advanced reviews of current contributions to the understanding of the interplay between chromatin structure and gene regulation in eukaryotic organisms.

The speakers will discuss genomic studies of chromatin aided by modern high-throughput technologies, histone modifications and signaling, chromatin remodeling, and how chromatin states are assembled and maintained in the cell. A separate session will be devoted to computational studies of chromatin using biophysical and statistical approaches.

If you would like to present a poster on a related topic during the Poster Session (afternoon of Wednesday, June 11, 2008) please indicate in the relevant section of your registration form and provide a title and abstract. Requests must be approved by the organizers before presenting a poster.

The lectures have been designed to provide participants with a limited knowledge of biology a smooth transition to the understanding and appreciation of cutting-edge research on the interplay of chromatin structure and gene regulation. Tutorial introductions will be presented at the beginning of each day from Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12, 2008.

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