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Registration Deadline - Expired

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Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Synopsis

The DNA damage response (DDR) is a multifaceted intracellular network that is affected by, and influences, myriad cellular components and processes, including chromatin structure, DNA replication, transcription and cell cycle progression. Failure to properly respond to DNA damage leads to genomic instability, which is associated with various human syndromes and causes many age-related diseases, particularly cancer. It is becoming increasingly clear that various proteins connected to the DDR represent attractive therapeutic targets for cancer and other diseases.

The conference will cover new and highly topical aspects of DDR research, ranging from detailed molecular mechanisms to disease connections and therapeutic applications. The meeting will also highlight how DDR processes are influenced by epigenetic factors that include post-translational modifications and chromatin state. Bringing together world-leading established scientists and young investigators, the conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussions on cutting-edge research. Every effort will be made to facilitate the exchange of ideas between participating scientists, which will enable new collaborations and thereby accelerate scientific discoveries.

Key Sessions: 

  • Responses to DNA double-strand breaks
  • DNA repair, DNA replication and chromatin
  • Disease linkages and therapeutic applications

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to DNA repair, DNA-damage response and cell biology researchers worldwide, plus researchers, company employees and clinicians interested in how DNA repair and DDR processes impact on human health and disease, and therapeutic applications arising from DNA repair/DDR research. Researchers at all levels, from PhD students, post-docs, junior and senior PIs would find this meeting hugely relevant.
 

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed.

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the overlapping session commences at 2:30pm on 03rd May and the conference will conclude on 06th May following breakfast.


Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1537 €1632 €707 n/a €152 n/a
Industry €1537 €1632 €707 n/a €152 n/a
Student €1322 €1417 €707 n/a €152 n/a

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed 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 (03, 04, 05 May 2020) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students/postdocs
- Buffet breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- Buffet lunch with a selection of free flow soft drinks, 1 glass of wine or bottle of beer
- Buffet dinner with a selection of free flow soft drinks, wine and beer
- Gala dinner entry with a selection of free flow soft drinks, wine, beer and a signature cocktail
- Refreshments
- Drinks reception with a selection of free flow soft drinks, wine and beer
- Complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel

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 (03, 04, 05 May 2020) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- Buffet lunch with a selection of free flow soft drinks, 1 glass of wine or bottle of beer
- Buffet dinner with a selection of free flow soft drinks, wine and beer
- Gala dinner entry with a selection of free flow soft drinks, wine, beer and a signature cocktail
- Drinks reception with a selection of free flow soft drinks, wine and beer
- Complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Important Note: Children are very welcome to accompany you at this conference, please contact us for prices as there are various options depending on the number of children and their ages.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only.

Important Note: Children are very welcome to accompany you at this conference, please contact us for prices as there are various options depending on the number of children and their ages.

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Venue

Avra Imperial

Venue Rating
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Address
Kolymbari 73006 Chania Crete Greece.
Nearest Airport
Chania International Airport

The Avra Imperial Hotel is situated on the picturesque bay of Kolymbari, 23km west of Chania, in Crete. Located next to the beautiful beach of Kolymbari, awarded with the EU Blue Flag, set amongst 65,000m² of fragrant lush gardens and surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters of the Cretan sea with stunning views over the semi-mountainous peninsula, this makes for a wonderful setting for this conference.

With top class facilities including impressive swimming pools, five excellent restaurants and four vibrant bars, sports & leisure facilities, crèche & children’s club, shops, plus a rejuvenating and uniquely designed spa, there is plenty to occupy your free time whether you choose to relax and stay within the hotel or decide to venture further afield and see what Crete has to offer.

The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, a bar and amazing local entertainment. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel facilities include:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • 3 outdoor pools for adults & 2 children’s pools
  • 2 buffet restaurants & 3 à-la-carte restaurants
  • 4 vibrant bars
  • Wellness & Fitness Center with heated indoor pool
  • Open-air amphitheater
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Beauty & Hair Salon

Location

Situated 23km west of Chania, Avra Imperial Hotel is positioned in the village of Kolymbari (or Kolimbari, Kolymvari), a true Cretan seaside village, surrounded by olive goves, located on the corner formed between the northern coastline of western Crete and the Rodopos peninsula stretching towards north. The waterfront and the jetty of the new harbor, that encloses the oldest small harbor with fishing boats, is ideal for a stroll in the afternoon, overlooking the blue of the sea, on one side, and on the other, the hills and the mountains of Rodopos peninsula, rising behind the house roofs.

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Transportation

There are two main airports in Crete:

Chania International Airport is located 39km from the Avra Imperial Chania, approximately 40 minutes journey time.
Heraklion International Airport is located 162.5 km from the hotel and the journey time is approximately 2hrs 15min.

There are frequent daily flights to and from the UK and Europe to both airports. If travelling from the USA, most flights are scheduled via Athens with an inter-connecting flight on to Chania International / Heraklion international.

The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building, however, during busy periods, it is recommended you pre-book your airport transfer to avoid long waiting times.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

There are various suppliers that offer pre-booked airport transfer to and from both Chania and Heraklion airports. Please find details of a few that we are aware of below. However, should you require further information, or would like to make a booking, please contact the company directly. Pre-booked transportation prices vary from €57 (up to 4 people) from Chania International Airport to the Avra Imperial Hotel and €180 (up to 4 people) from Heraklion Airport to the Avra Imperial Hotel. Rates are based on a single journey; discounts may be available for a pre-booked return trip:

Crete Lux Travel
Contact Email: info@creteluxtravel.com
Website: https://creteluxtravel.com/ 

Taxi Limo Chania
Contact Email: info@taxilimochania.gr 
Website: https://taxilimochania.gr

Chania Taxi & Van
Contact Email: info@taxivan-chania.gr 
Website: http://www.taxivan-chania.gr/ 

Edem Travel
Contact Email: info@edemtravel.gr 
Website: https://www.edemtravel.gr/ 

Crete Taxi Van
Contact Email: info@cretetaxivan.gr 
Website: https://www.cretetaxivan.gr 

**Any bookings and transactions made with the above suppliers are the sole responsibility of the individual.

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Local Activities

Chania is one of the prettiest towns on the island of Crete, with its cobbled streets filled with shops selling clothes, ceramics, and local artworks, and restaurants and cafes overlooking the Venetian harbour, but if you fancy venturing further afield, we have listed a few suggestions below.

The Old Port
Dating from the 14th century, the old harbour is ringed by a promenade lined with seafood eateries and cafés. As you wander to the east of the old harbour, you'll pass by the small mosque, erected by the Ottoman Turks after they took Chania in 1645. Today it serves as a small art gallery. Beyond the mosque stand the arsenals, where the Venetians repaired their galleys. There is also a yachting marina. 

Walk the Seawall to the Lighthouse 
One of the best views of the old port and Chania's old town can be found by taking a stroll along the Venetian seawall to the 19th-century lighthouse. The walk takes about 15 minutes one way, at a leisurely pace. This walk will also take you by some of the main sights in the old port, including the Yiali Tzami mosque and the Venetian arsenals. Although the lighthouse is not open to visitors, you can still climb the set of stairs to the first level.

Maritime Museum of Crete
The museum traces Crete's centuries-old relationship with the sea, from the Minoans, through the Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish periods, to arrive at the German invasion of the island during WWII. Spread over two floors, the collection includes video presentations, amazing models of ships, paintings, photos, and nautical equipment

Archaeological Museum of Chania
Chania's history dates back millennia to somewhere around 2200 BC, when the Minoans founded the ancient city-state of Kydonia on this same spot. You will be able to view archeological finds from western Crete dating from Neolithic times through to the Roman era, with a vast array of ceramics, painted burial urns, gold jewellery, and clay tablets with inscriptions to name a few.

Botanic Park & Gardens of Crete
Crete is well known for growing olives and grapes, but also farms tropical fruits, such as avocados and bananas. In this carefully tended park, at the foot of the White Mountains, you can follow a two-kilometer path that will take you through a garden planted with exotic flowers and fruit trees from all over the world. Sit in a shady spot to take in the wonderful aroma of the fragrant herbs or visit the café-restaurant where they serve Cretan dishes prepared with the park’s own seasonal produce.

The Monasteries of Akrotiri Peninsula
The rocky peninsula of Akrotiri, 10 kilometres east of Chania, is home to three monasteries; Agia Triada, Gouverneto and Katholiko, each one set in beautiful surroundings with unique characteristics. 

Day Trip to Hike the Samaria Gorge
For the adventurers among you, take a day trip to hike the Samaria Gorge, the longest of Crete’s deep cut gorges at 18 kilometres. You can do the hike independently or as part of an organised trip, which is highly recommended as the hike is quite complex and challenging. This is a one-way hike, so you need to consider transport back to your starting point before embarking on this activity. Entrance to the gorge is at the village of Omalós, 42 kilometres south of Chania. The hike is almost all downhill, with the gorge opening out to the sea at the village of Ayía Rouméli, with a black-sand beach where you can swim at the end of your hike to cool you down.
 

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Childcare

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

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.

Download Abstract Template

Maintenance of Genome Stability in Human Biology and Disease Conference

03 May 2020 - 06 May 2020

Chania, Crete

Chairs

Stephen Jackson
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

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 sessions.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster sessions. Your poster will be judged during the poster sessions 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.

Download Abstract Template