The conference will take place from 19 - 20 June 2017 at IMB, Mainz, Germany. Most of the conference will be dedicated to plenary lectures from invited speakers as well as short talks. Short talks will be invited based on submitted abstracts and speakers will be chosen to ensure the topics presented are at the cutting edge of research and are complementary to the plenary lectures. There will also be a poster session where selected participants can present their research. The schedule also includes social activities, such as a welcome reception, lunch and coffee breaks as well as an afternoon sightseeing excursion and conference dinner. These events will ensure that there will be plenty of opportunities for informal discussions and networking.

Preliminary programme

Monday 19 June 2017:

11:30 Registration opens in the IMB foyer (see here for more information on how to get to IMB) 
13:00 Welcome Address 
13:15 Keynote Lecture
14:00 Session 1: Dynamic models of signalling to gene regulation 
15:15 Coffee Break 
15:45 Session 2:  Functional epigenomics in uncovering gene regulatory principles
17:30 Welcome Reception & Poster Session

Tuesday 20 June 2017:

09:00 Session 3: Fine-tuned control of transcription machinery function and post-transcriptional regulation
10:30 Coffee Break 
11:15 Session 3 (continued) 
12:45 Lunch & Poster Session 
14:30 Excursion to the monastery Kloster Eberbach with wine tasting and dinner

Wednesday 21 June 2017:

09:00 Keynote Lecture
09:45 Session 4: Inference of gene-regulatory networks and quantitative analysis of single cell behaviour
11:00 Coffee Break 
11:30 Session 4 (continued) 
12:30 Lunch & Poster Session 
14:15 Session 5: Evolutionary dynamics and genetic variation
15:45 Coffee Break 
16:15 Session 6: Upcoming challenges in data analysis and integration
18:30 Closing Remarks

19:00 Conference Dinner