2008 Annual Conference

2008 CSBMCB 51st Annual Meeting on Epigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics

Thursday, March 6 – Sunday, March 9, 2008
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Road
Banff, Alberta
Canada T1L 1H5


Deadline extended to February 18, 2008!

The 51st Annual Meeting and Conference of the Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology on “Epigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics” to be held on March 6-9, 2008 at the Banff Centre located within the national park grounds in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The theme of the meeting is ‚ÄúEpigenetics and Chromatin Dynamics‚ÄĚ and will feature sessions on the Chromatin Dynamics and Genome Integrity, Nuclear Architecture and Function, Chromatin Remodeling and Gene Regulation, Chromatin Networks, Epigenetics and Oncogenesis, and Chromatin Modifications, Associated Proteins and Disease. Each of the sessions will contain multiple leaders in their areas from across America and Europe.

There will also be CSBMCB awards lectures and poster sessions with presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Travel awards are available for trainees, and prizes will be given for the best posters. The journal Biochemistry and Cell Biology will publish a special issue devoted to the theme of this conference, featuring review articles and papers submitted by conference participants. This meeting is very popular and is limited to 250 participants, so register early.

Registration and abstract submission deadline is February 15, 2008

The Banff Centre http://www.banffcentre.ca/conferences is well situated just inside the gates to Banff National Park and is a 2 hr drive west of Calgary. The Banff Centre is located on the east side of Banff, four blocks from Banff Avenue and is approximately a 10-15 minute walk to town. Over 400 guest bedrooms provide a wide range of accommodation options. The Professional Development Centre, a spectacular pine lodge, offers over 171 superior bedrooms and suites with full hotel amenities and stone fireplaces. Lloyd Hall offers over 150 standard bedrooms and suites, all of which have been fully renovated. Both the PDC and Lloyd Hall boast expansive windows that allow guests to experience and enjoy the full beauty of The Banff Centre’s natural setting. Access to the Sally Borden Fitness & Recreation Centre is included with your accommodations. Sessions are held in the morning and evening, with afternoons left free to participate in other activities.

Organizing Committee

  • Jim Davie (Chair), University of Manitoba¬†|¬†davie@cc.umanitoba.ca
  • Linda Penn, University of Toronto¬†|¬†lpenn@uhnres.utoronto.ca
  • Juan Ausio, University of Victoria¬†|¬†jausio@uvic.ca
  • Mike Hendzel, Alberta Cancer Board¬†|¬†michaelh@cancerboard.ab.ca
  • Paula Espino, University of Manitoba¬†|¬†paulaespino@gmail.com
  • Bojan Drobic, University of Manitoba¬†|¬†bdrobic@gmail.com
  • Mark Glover, University of Alberta¬†|¬†mark.glover@ualberta.ca
  • Xiang-Jiao Yang, McGill University¬†|¬†xiang-jiao.yang@mcgill.ca
  • Cecile Verrier, Conference Planner¬†|¬†verrierc@cc.umanitoba.ca