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T. Kaufman kaufman at
Tue Sep 19 12:36:16 EST 2000

**The 5th International Conference on Drosophila Heterochromatin**

Will be held in:
Cortona, Italy
June 18-22, 2001

Cortona is a small medieval city in Tuscany well known for its renaissance
art and traditional food. The meeting will be similar in format and size to
the previous ones with 35-40 speakers and no more than 100 participants.The
meeting will give the opportunity to discuss the latest advances in
Heterochromatin Biology and the Epigenetic Mechanisms of gene regulation.

Major topics:

Position effect variegation and chromatin structure
Chromatin structure and gene expression
Heterochromatic genes
Heterochromatin and chromosome pairing
Euchromatin/heterochromatin interaction system
Highly and middle repetitive DNA and heterochromatin

For further details please contact:
Sergio Pimpinelli (pimpinelli at

Thom Kaufman   	     	       kaufman at
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