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DNA Replication and Recombination (Z2)


Organizer(s) John F.X. Diffley, Anja Groth and Scott Keeney
April 2—6, 2017
Santa Fe Community Convention Center • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 5, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 12, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 5, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 2, 2017

Sponsored by Editas Medicine, Inc.


Summary of Meeting:
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.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Susanne S. C. Bantele
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Scholarship Recipients

Francesca Mattiroli
HHMI/Colorado University Boulder, USA

Sneha Saxena
Indian Institute of Science, India

Jiangyu Yan
Indiana University Bloomington, USA