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Genetic Recombination and Genome Rearrangements

Conference Summary

This SRC presents progress in research on diverse aspects of genetic recombination, a critical process that maintains integrity of the genome and that ensures the faithful transmission of the genome between generations. This conference focuses on the study of recombination mechanisms, the impact of recombination on genome integrity, and the influence of other DNA processes on recombination. Many of the recent advances in understanding recombination in normal, pathological, and environmentally stressed contexts have emerged through new combinations of experimental approaches spanning biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, genomics, and cytology. The agenda reflects the diversity of approaches currently used and is specifically geared toward identifying the emerging technologies and concepts that are moving the field forward. The meeting will focus on new, unpublished data in the field and will highlight connections between recombination and other cellular processes, including transcription, replication, cell cycle progression, and other branches of DNA repair. There will be presentations by researchers using diverse model organisms including bacteria, fungi, flies, nematodes, and mammalian cells, as well as in vitro biochemistry and structural biology. The meeting will foster collaboration between researchers worldwide who are interested in the basic and clinical aspects of recombinational repair, particularly in cancer biology.

There will be many opportunities for interaction between established investigators and scientists who are new to the field, and a significant number of the plenary speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts.

Program Agenda


Important Deadlines:       Early Bird: June 4, 2017      Last Day to Register: June 15, 2017


Highlights

  • Keynote Address " Protecting the Genome by Homologous Recombination”
  • Career Development Workshop
  • Meet the Expert sessions

Keynote Speakers

Maria Jasin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Conference Organizers

Tanya Paull
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
tpaull@utexas.edu

Scott Keeney
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
s-keeney@ski.mskcc.org

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 16-21, 2017
Location:
The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The Steamboat Grand Resort is 22 miles from the Steamboat-Yampa Valley Regional/Hayden Airport (HDN) and 155 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA).  Please note, Hayden Airport is a regional airport and only offers two flights per day during the summer months.

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Official Conference Lodging

The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9027
970.871.5050

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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