DNA Replication and Recombination
joint with Genomic Instability and DNA Repair
Organizer(s): John F.X. Diffley, Anja Groth and Scott KeeneyDate: April 02 - 06, 2017
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM, USA
DNA replication and recombination are common to all cells. Errors in these processes lead to many diseases in humans, including cancer, and many fundamental questions are still unresolved. Due to recent technical advances in microscopy and other techniques, these dynamic processes can now be studied in time and space in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Moreover, breakthroughs in the biochemical reconstitution of processes in DNA replication and recombination repair as well as single particle electron microscopy promise to reveal new mechanisms at near-atomic resolution; and new DNA sequencing technologies make it possible to study these key processes in great details. Mechanistic similarities across the three domains of life provide new basic principles while differences identify potential targets for therapeutic intervention. The Keystone Symposia “Replication and Recombination” meeting has historically been one of the premiere meetings in this field and one of the very few that brings together scientists working in replication and recombination across all life forms. Because of the close relationship between DNA replication and recombination and their importance for genome stability, this meeting will be held jointly with the Keystone Symposia meeting on 'Genomic Instability.' Talks at the “Replication and Recombination” meeting will focus on the mechanism and regulation of these processes, with an emphasis on multiple organisms and multiple approaches. Talks in joint sessions will center on the metabolism of stalled replication forks and the importance of chromatin in replication, recombination and genome stability.
Scholarship Deadline: December 5 2016
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 5 2016
Abstract Deadline: January 12 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 2 2017
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA216982-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by CA216982-01from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.