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The 16th Asian Conference on Transcription 2019 – Dunedin, New Zealand

2019 Conference themes

In Dunedin 2019, the Asian Conference on Transcription will include cutting-edge research in genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of gene transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, chromatin structure, cancer biology, antimicrobial resistance, developmental biology, and genomics.

We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful Dunedin, New Zealand, in December 2019 for an exciting meeting on all things transcriptional!

International Organising Committee (IOC) International Scientific Committee (ISC)
Australia Joel MACKAY WONG Lee
China WANG Gang SONG Xiaoyuan
Japan NAKASONE Kaoru TSUGE Kenji
Korea CHOY Hyon El CHO Eun Jung
Malaysia Kalai MATHEE Nethia M.-KUMARAN
New Zealand Julia HORSFIELD Justin O’SULLIVAN
Singapore Reshma TANEJA YAN Jie
Taiwan James C. K. SHEN YEN Betty Linju
Thailand Mayuree FUANGTHONG Nisanart (Puk) CHAROENLAP

History of the Conference

The Asian Conference on Transcription was conceived and started by five eminent scientists:

  • Professor Ken Wu of Taiwan
  • Professor Akira Ishihama of Japan
  • Professor Changwon Kang of Korea
  • Professor Padmanabhan of India
  • Professor John Pittard of Australia

The first Asian Conference on Transcription was held in Taipei in 1990. Since then, the spirit of the conference has been embraced by new generations of scientists from the Asia-Pacific region, including Malaysia, China, Thailand, Singapore, and New Zealand.

The Asian Conference on Transcription’s traditional focus on basic transcriptional mechanisms is expanding to reflect new insights into genome biology.

Invited speakers

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David L. Levens, M.D., Ph.D.

Garvan Institute of Centre for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute Maryland, USA

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Professor Susan Clark, FAA

Garvan Institute of Medical Research NSW Australia

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Dr Leonie Quinn

John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, ACT, Austraila

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