Registration deadlines

Early Bird - 18 Nov 2019

Talk Submission - 25 Nov 2019

Poster Submission - 06 Mar 2020

Registration Deadline - 06 Mar 2020

We apologise but this conference has been cancelled. Alternative conferences that may be of interest can be found just below on the left under 'Similar Conferences'. We hope to see you at a Fusion conference soon!

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

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 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 (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 pleanty 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

The 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.

Taxi and airport transfer information will be available shortly.

 

 

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

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