This meeting took place in 2007

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Genome Instability and Repair (A5)

Organizer(s) Nancy Maizels, Ian D. Hickson and David B. Roth
January 17—22, 2007
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 18, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 20, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 18, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 17, 2006

Sponsored by Genentech, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Genomic instability is a key event in aging, cancer and some heritable diseases. Highly conserved pathways have evolved to detect the presence of genome damage and to effect its repair. This meeting will explore recent advances in our understanding of the nature and causes of genomic instability, the mechanisms of DNA repair, and the consequences of failure in DNA repair with regard to human health and disease. The program will emphasize advances that provide mechanistic understanding of pathways that maintain genomic integrity, and the intersection of these pathways with normal cellular development, aging, and tumorigenesis. The molecular and mechanistic emphasis is designed to attract a broad cross-section of researchers. The goals of this meeting are to identify new avenues for investigation, to define therapeutic strategies for maintenance of genomic integrity, to stimulate collaborations, and to foster the long-term development of this rapidly emerging research area by encouraging participation of young investigators.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 18, 2006 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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