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Satellite Symposium - 2023 SDB Annual Meeting  

Outside of Exomes:
Enhancers in Development and Congenital Disorders

Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL | July 20, 2023

Organizers: Alexa Burger (CU Anschutz) & Evgeny Kvon (UC Irvine) 

The satellite symposium will occur prior to the opening of the Society for Developmental Biology 82nd Annual Meeting organized by the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)


Conference Overview

The symposium aims to connect developmental biologists from all career stages who are interested in gene regulation by transcriptional enhancers and its role in development, evolution, and congenital disorders. It will be a platform where junior scientists, including graduate students and postdocs, can network and interact with rising leaders in the field. It will foster new collaborations and exciting idea exchanges between SDB meeting attendees.

The program will focus on transcriptional enhancers, abundant non-coding DNA elements regulating gene expression during development and in response to intrinsic and external signals. It will feature four sessions:

1. Mechanism of enhancer function in development

2. Enhancer grammar

3. Enhancers in congenital disease

4. Enhancers in evolution


Each session will include talks from invited speakers and selected talks chosen from abstracts of early career researchers and trainees, as well as trainee lightning talks.

Meeting hashtag: #2023SDBEnh

Registration and Deadlines

Venue and HousingThe symposium will be held in person on July 20, 2023, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL, USA (link)

Registration: Select the symposium at no additional cost when registering for the main conference (link).
Early, discounted registration deadline is May 9, 2022. Regular registration af
ter May 9 until June 13, 2022.

Abstract submission: In addition to our invited speakers (tentative schedule below), we will select 6 abstracts from contributed abstract. Submit your abstract by April 11, 2022 through the main conference website (link). Abstract submission is open to all career stages, but preference will be given to early career scientists (postdocs, graduate students). Abstract submission is now closed.

Symposium Program – Thursday, July 20, 2023

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