Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 20 Apr 2020

Talk Submission - 08 May 2020

Poster Submission - 10 Aug 2020

Registration Deadline - 14 Aug 2020

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Synopsis

This conference is a continuation of the DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage series.

The maintenance of genome integrity is critical for the suppression of several pathological disorders in humans, including cancer, infertility and neurodegeneration. Moreover, the accumulation of unrepaired errors in DNA is commonly cited as a likely cause of tissue and organismal ageing. Destabilization of the genome can occur as a result of several cell intrinsic or extrinsic factors, including errors arising during DNA replication or chromosome segregation, as well as exposure of cells to agents that induce DNA damage. In this conference, we aim to bring together scientists studying DNA replication, DNA repair and chromosome segregation with those interested in how chromosomal instability can influence human pathology. Moreover, we aim to show how high throughput and high content screening methods can be used as a discovery tool both for basic science applications and to identify potential therapeutic modalities.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate and bring a student for only €820. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 05, 06, 07 October 2020 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 20th April 2020. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Monica Bettancour-Dias (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência)
María Blasco (Spanish National Cancer Research Center)
Simon Boulton (The Francis Crick Institute)
Thijn Brummelkamp (Netherlands Cancer Institute)
Keith Caldecott (University of Sussex)
Karlene Cimprich (Stanford University)
Vincenzo Costanzo (IFOM)
Daniel Gerlich (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology)
Thanos Halazonetis (University of Geneva)
Andrew Jackson (The University of Edinburgh)
Steve Jackson (The Gurdon Institute)
Joanna Loizou (CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Núria López-Bigas (IRB Barcelona)
Ana Losada (Spanish National Cancer Research Center)
Jiri Lukas (University of Copenhagen)
Niels Mailand (Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research)
Marcos Malumbres (Spanish National Cancer Research Center)
René Medema (Netherlands Cancer Institute)
Serena Nik-Zainal (MRC Cancer Unit)
Andre Nussenzweig (National Institutes of Health)
Ketan Patel (MRC LMB)
Zuzana Storchova (TU Kaiserslautern)

Key Sessions

  • Pathways for repair of DNA damage and disrupted DNA replication forks
  • Screening tools for analysis of genome maintenance pathways and for development of new therapeutics
  • Chromosome fragility caused by difficult-to-replicate loci – sources and roles of DNA repair proteins
  • Chromosome instability as a driver of tumorigenesis, neurodegeneration and ageing
  • Exploitation of defects in chromosome maintenance in cancer treatment

Target Audience

This meeting will appeal to Molecular/Cell Biologists/Geneticists & Biochemists interested in genome stability. Researchers interested in the molecular basis of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ageing and those with an interest in high throughput genetic and pharmacological screening methods will also find the conference highly relevant along with those wishing to exploit genome maintenance abnormalities in tumour cells for therapeutic benefit.

Educational Need

Chromosome instability is involved in several human diseases and is a feature of natural ageing. This conference will bridge fundamental studies on the mechanisms by which cells maintain genome stability with applications of these studies aimed at the development of new therapies. Hence, the conference will bridge basic biology and clinical applications in this rapidly advancing field. Attendees should be able to obtain a full picture of the current status of the field, as well as to interact with prominent research leaders driving the clinical application of the latest research.

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Speakers

Invited Speakers

Daniel Gerlich

Senior Scientist, IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology

Zuzana Storchova

Professor, TU Kaiserslautern

Ana LOSADA

Group leader, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre

Keith Caldecott

professor, Genome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 05th October 2020. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 08th October 2020.


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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1440 €1540 €632 €147 €168 €0
Industry €1440 €1540 €632 €147 €168 €0
Student €1226 €1276 €632 €147 €168 €0

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are details below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Oct 2020) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with a selection of soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Oct 2020) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Notes: 
- Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference
- Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Oct 2020) on a shared basis with parents
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
- A cot (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Notes: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-3 years stay free of charge and children aged 4-11 years will be charged a rate of €147.00, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child extra night fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-11 years stay free of charge, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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LinkedIn forum

The DNA Research Network is an excellent platform to connect with fellow attendees and likeminded researchers prior to the conference. 

The Linkedin Group is designed to bring together the global community of researchers and scientists interested in the study of DNA. Relevant specialties are wide-ranging, reflecting the importance of DNA Research in many aspects of health and disease, including; DNA Repair, DNA Replication, DNA Damage, Cancer, Chromosomal Instability, RNA and Nucleic Acids. The group is open to all and is intended as a networking forum for past, present and future participants of Fusion Conferences as well as those interested in the related topics.

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Venue

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

Venue Rating
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Address
R. do Campo (Campo Real ) 2565-770 Portugal
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport

Located in Torres Vedras, just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa offers unique tranquillity, as a result of its idyllic environment. The hotel offers stunning views over the golf course, vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

The hotel has three restaurants to provide a variety of gastronomic choices, and two bars including one beside the outdoor pool.

Hotel Facilities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • 2 Tennis courts

Location

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is nestled between the vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of the Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

Lisbon is only a short 30-minute drive away. The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Lisbon in one of the world’s oldest cities, predating the likes of London, Rome and Paris by hundreds of years. Hillsides covered in tumbledown houses and a mix of baroque and neoclassical buildings, including cathedrals and palaces, make up Lisbon’s skyline. The city is a combination of old and new, with beautiful modern buildings constructed near renovated historical landmarks and ruins

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Transportation

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is approximately a 30 minute taxi journey from  Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). 

We hope to partner with a local reputable company that will provide transportation services for our attendees. Further information will be available nearer the time.

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

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Local Activities

There are various on-site activities available. These include:

- Indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Fitness centre, available 24h
- Tennis courts
- Donald Steel designed Golf Course – 18 holes Par 72
- Miguel Athayde Equestrian Centre 
- Mandalay Wellness & Spa with 7 treatment rooms
- Kids Club – The hotel will provide details of daily activities for children
- Center “Clube Aventura” for outdoor activities such as Giant Balls, Aquaball, Stand Up Paddle, Archery, Slackline, Water Slide   

**Please note, there may be a charge to participate in some of the above activities.

Should you have time to venture off-site, the Oeste Region and Torres Vedras have a distinctive cultural heritage, rich history, 20 km of coastal area, and a commitment to environmental awareness, accessibility and biodiversity. Below are a few suggestions:

- Monastery of Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Historical route of the lines of Torres Vedras
- Day trip to Óbidos
- Royal Palace and Convent of Mafra
- Tapada Nacional de Mafra
- Mountain biking along the Santa Cruz to Torres Vedras Loop
- Birdwatching at the Tajus Estuary Nature Reserve
- Jeep tours in and around Torres Verdras

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Group Activities

To be announced.

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Childcare

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference

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05 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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