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NEW DEADLINE! The new deadline to submit an abstract and to benefit from the early bird registration rate is February 6, 2012.
The French Society of Genetics and the French Transposition Community (CNRS) are happy to announce the 2nd International Congress on Transposable genetic elements. Transposable elements are at the heart of biology. Since their discovery in the 1940’s, they have been shown to contribute significantly to genome structure, evolution and function. Their study aims at understanding their biological success and to characterize their contribution to fundamental biological functions. The increasing interest in these elements is strongly linked to our recent knowledge of genome organization and function. They are major players of phenotypic diversity but they are also involved in diverse human pathologies.
Transposable element studies cover a broad spectrum of organisms and a large variety of biological processes and methodologies. The aim of this international congress unique in Europe is to integrate recent knowledge to design new concepts and to identify future orientations of research. Several topics will be covered such as, the evolution and activity of transposable elements, their dynamics within genomes and populations, their mechanisms of transposition and control and their impact on genomes.
The congress will be held on April 21-24, 2012 at “Palais du Grand Large”, St Malo, France. (www.pgl-congres.com). The preliminary program and the registration form will be ready soon.