Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Recombination
Organizer(s): Stephen P. Bell and Roland KanaarDate: January 05 - 11, 2005
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
The Keystone Symposium on DNA Replication and Recombination is the only meeting of its type that draws large numbers of participants from both fields. The meeting has been designed to have a comprehensive coverage of the central aspects of both fields, including the traditional studies of biochemical mechanisms, how structural biology is informing our understanding of molecular function, and how biochemical mechanisms are expanding our understanding of biological function. Recent studies make it clear that the stability of the genome relies upon coordinated function of these two events, particularly at the DNA replication fork. This meeting provides a special opportunity for people working in replication and recombination to benefit from a comprehensive view, spanning complex biological concepts to atomic detail. The fact that the meeting is 'open' ensures maximum exposure and accessibility for speakers and participants. The inclusion of workshops provides the opportunity for more junior members of the field (including graduate students and postdocs) to present their work and to explore work being performed in the broader field. Finally, the diversity of topics covered by this meeting exposes the participants to a broader spectrum of ideas, techniques and results than the more focused meetings we normally attend. Past meetings have facilitated important interactions between the replication and recombination fields and we anticipate that this will continue. The last meeting of this type was held in January 2002 and the many significant developments in the intervening time will make this a timely and exciting meeting.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 15 2004
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 5 2004