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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Synopsis

If you are interested in this meeting but not yet ready to register, you can sign up for updates here and our team will keep you updated regarding deadline reminders and grant opportunities relating to this meeting only. 

While alterations to DNA underlie genome evolution and antibody diversification, genome instability drives many disorders, including cancer, developmental abnormalities, and neurodegeneration. DNA damage and other genome-threatening replication blocks are generally overcome by a number of DNA repair pathways. The choice of DNA repair pathways, specifically the reliance on error-prone vs. error-free is both intriguing and confounding. Moreover, the deregulation of repair pathway choice can trigger pathological processes. In this conference, we will discuss the delicate equilibrium of genome maintenance pathways, addressing how natural processes such as replication and transcription can threaten genome stability, how the genome can be altered in cancer, signatures of genome instability in human disease, and how cells control the inherent plasticity of their replication and repair machinery. We aim to bring together scientists from diverse fields who are interested in understanding the many processes impacting DNA metabolism and the molecular and biophysical principles that maintain the balance between genome stability and plasticity.

Key Sessions

  • Genome Signatures and Evolution
  • Tissue Specific Repair and Mutagenesis
  • Transcription-Replication Driven Mutation
  • Mutagenic Repair and Replication
  • Influences of Subnuclear Organization on Genome Plasticity 

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Britt Adamson (Princeton University)
Simon Boulton (Francis Crick Institute)
TELOMERE MAINTENANCE IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Dan Durocher (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute)
CHARTING DNA DAMAGE PATHWAYS AND SYNTHETIC LETHALITY NETWORKS
Anja Groth (University of Copenhagen)
CHROMATIN REPLICATION IN GENOME AND EPIGENOME MAINTENANCE 
Daniel Jarosz (Stanford University)
Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Gaëlle Legube (Centre for Integrative Biology, Toulouse)
CHROMOSOMES AND CHROMATIN DYNAMICS AT DNA DOUBLE STRAND BREAKS
Houra Merrikh (Vanderbilt University)
EVOLUTION OF BACTERIA WITHIN EUKARYOTIC HOSTS DURING INFECTION
Nima Mosammaparast (Washington University in St. Louis)
RNA PROCESSING DEFECTS AND GENOME INSTABILITY SYNDROMES
Serena Nik-Zainal (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
Andre Nussenzweig (NIH)
Philippe Pasero (Institute of Human Genetics)
David Pellman (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
MECHANISMS DRIVING THE RAPID EVOLUTION OF GENOMES
Julian Sale (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
THE MUTAGENIC PENALTY OF INITIATING DNA REPLICATION
Jesper Svejstrup (University of Copenhagen)
TRANSCRIPTION AND GENOME STABILITY
Marcel Tijsterman (Leiden University Medical Center)
CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF TANDEM DNA DUPLICATIONS
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla (Helmholtz Zentrum München)
DNA REPLICATION AND GENOME REPROGRAMMING 
Stephan Vagner (Institut Curie)
RNA-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS AT DNA REPLICATION FORKS
Iestyn Whitehouse (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
HIGH-RESOLUTION VIEWS OF DNA REPLICATION
SaraH Zanders (Stowers Institute for Medical Research)
WTF PARASITES AND GENOME EVOLUTION

Trainee Grants

We have 16 trainee grants available for postdocs and students. To apply, please email the Conference Manager, Chloe Trundle, with a talk or poster abstract and a short message outlining why you would benefit from attending by 20th January 2023.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only $777. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 04, 05, 06 May 2023 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact your conference manager to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Target Audience

The meeting, which addresses fundamental questions that pertain to genome instability, is expected to appeal to basic science researchers, including students and postdocs. In addition, the various topics covered will be of interest to translational and clinical investigators in academic institutions and industry.

Educational Need

Genomic integrity is the foundation of human health with a plethora of diseases emerging from any dysfunction in the cellular machinery that maintains our genome. In this conference we focus on emerging areas in the field of genome biology that have gained significant prominence in recent years, specifically, large scale studies on genome evolution and mutational signatures combined with the interplay of DNA metabolism, RNA metabolism and DNA repair in the context of sub-nuclear compartments. We anticipate that attendees at all levels, students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty will be exposed to radical new concepts and cutting-edge technology that will define the genome stability field in the upcoming years. The conference is being designed to facilitate interaction of trainees with senior scientists, and promote scientific collaborations. 

 

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

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04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Britt Adamson

Princeton University

Simon Boulton

Francis Crick Institute

Dan Durocher

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Anja Groth

University of Copenhagen

Daniel Jarosz

Stanford University

Scott Keeney

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gaëlle Legube

Centre for Integrative Biology, Toulouse

Houra Merrikh

Vanderbilt University

Nima Mosammaparast

Washington University in St. Louis

Serena Nik-Zainal

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Andre Nussenzweig

NIH

Philippe Pasero

Institute of Human Genetics

David Pellman

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Julian Sale

University of Cambridge

Jesper Svejstrup

University of Copenhagen

Marcel Tijsterman

Leiden University Medical Center

Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Stephan Vagner

Institut Curie

Iestyn Whitehouse

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

SaraH Zanders

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Programme

Please note, although the below is the most up to date version of the conference programme, it is still subject to change. A final version of the programme will be circulated to all participants in the weeks before the conference. 


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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

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04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1829 $1929 $566 $247 $279 $62
Industry $1829 $1929 $566 $247 $279 $62
Student $1523 $1623 $566 $247 $279 $62

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 at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya hotel during the conference period only:
- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (04, 05, 06 May 2023) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- 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 at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya hotel during the conference period only:
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (04, 05, 06 May 2023) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

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

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya hotel during the conference period only:
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (04, 05, 06 May 2023) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya). Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact your conference manager for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Our extra night fees are inclusive of the following at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya hotel:
- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children 4 years or younger stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya).

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Supported By

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If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Venue

Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Carretera Cancun Tulum 307 Tulkal Chemuyil Tulum, 77774, Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

We have wanted to contract with a property in the Riviera Maya for some time as it is a beautiful area of Mexico and has a very different vibe to the hustle and bustle of Cancun. Located just 8 miles from Tulum, this hidden gem is the perfect destination for those who love admiring, exploring or enjoying nature. Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya will captivate your senses with unparalleled natural views, bold flavors, clear blue skies, the gentle touch of the cool breeze and the irresistible aromas of this tropical paradise. We have a feeling this is going to be a new favourite amongst our delegates.

Hotel facilities include;

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Pools
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 9 Restaurants
  • Kids Club
  • Beach

Location

Stretching from the fishing village of Puerto Morelos to the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an, the Mayan Riviera offers an unforgettable Caribbean coastline experience with beautiful white-sand beaches and brilliant turquoise colored water. This world-renowned paradise is home to mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves and adventure parks, and the world's second largest coral reef.

The hotel is located just a few miles from Tulum, a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its spectacluar beaches and well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. The area also offers incredible cavern diving opportunties and beautiful cenotes to explore. We would highly recommend joining one of the group activities to Tulum or the Gran Cenote - they will make for an unforgettable conference experience! 

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Transportation

Cancun International airport is approximately 1hr 15minutes from the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

Airport transfer details and recommended suppliers will be available shorlty.

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Local Activities

Local activity details will be announced here soon. 

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Group Activities

Group activity details will be announced here soon

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Childcare

Supported By

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Media Partners
If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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.

If you are unable to register for the conference for any reason, but still wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please email the Conference Manager directly.

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

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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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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Balancing Genome Fidelity and Plasticity Conference

#BGFP23


04 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chairs

Dipanjan Chowdhury
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karlene Cimprich
Stanford University
Agnel Sfeir
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center