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Early Bird - 30 Jan 2023

Talk Submission - 30 Jan 2023

Poster Submission - 12 May 2023

Registration Deadline - 12 May 2023

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Recombination Mechanisms Conference

#Recombination23


10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

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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. 

Genetic recombination plays a fundamental role in all cells. In mitotic cells, recombination provides an error-free mechanism for the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) and promotes replication fork stability. In meiotic cells, it promotes the shuffling of genetic material and is important for genetic variation and evolution. Recombination takes place by interactions between homologous chromosomes or sister chromatids, and involves specialised enzymes that promote homologous pairing, DNA exchange and chromosome/chromatid separation. It is essential for the equal and accurate separation of DNA at cell division. 

The conference will provide the platform for researchers in the recombination and repair fields to present their new unpublished data that sheds novel insights into not only the mechanisms of DSB repair by recombination, but also the consequences of inaccurate repair leading to cancer. It is now clear that many inheritable cancers, including those linked to defects in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, are caused by defects in homologous recombination. Understanding the precise mechanisms of recombinational repair is therefore critical for the development of new drugs that can target these diseases and improve human health.

The conference will be multi-disciplinary, and include genetic, biochemical, structural, and genomic approaches to understand all aspects of recombination.

Key Sessions

  • Mitotic recombination mechanisms
  • Meiotic recombination mechanisms
  • Proteins and structures
  • Replication fork stability
  • Inheritable cancers and therapies

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! A fully paying academic can bring one student for only €840. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 10, 11, 12 July 2023 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Laura to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Kara Bernstein (University of Pennsylvania)
Simon Boulton (Francis Crick Institute)
Dana Branzei (IFOM)
Petr Cejka (IRB)
Alberto Ciccia (Columbia University)
Jim Haber (Brandeis University)
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer (University of California, Davis)
Ian Hickson (University of Copenhagen)
Neil Hunter (University of California, Davis)
Hiroshi Iwasaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Maria Jasin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Steve Kowalczykowski (University of California, Davis)
Sarah Lambert (Institut Curie)
Gaëlle Legube (Univsersité Paul Sabatier)
CHROMOSOME AND CHROMATIN DYNAMICS AT DNA DOUBLE STRAND BREAKS
Bernard de Massy (Institute of Human Genetics)
Joao Matos (University of Vienna)
Jo Morris (University of Birmingham)
Andre Nussenzweig (NIH)
Tanya Paull (University of Texas at Austin)
John Petrini (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Akira Shinohara (Osaka University)
Evi Soutoglou (University of Sussex)
Patrick Sung (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
Lorraine Symington (Columbia University)
Xiaodong Zhang (Imperial College London)

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to PhD students, post-docs and group leaders working in the fields of recombination, meiosis, DNA repair and cancer. Academic and pharma researchers interested in DNA damage responses and cancer including their intersection with replication, transcription, epigenetics, cancer biology, and cancer drug discovery. The focus will be on the molecular mechanisms of homologous recombination and the interplay of damage responses and cancer biology.

Educational Need

This conference will bring together scientists working at the forefront of DNA recombination (both mitotic and meiotic), repair, replication, transcription, epigenetics, and cancer biology. Presentations will consider diverse cutting-edge methodologies and integrated approaches to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of recombination and repair, at the molecular, structural and cellular levels. The conference will showcase novel breakthrough advances and new developments in these areas. The inter-disciplinary nature of the conference will create strong synergies among participants and outstanding opportunities for exchanging information and developing new collaborations. The cross-disciplinary interactions will be invaluable in training young scientists to work in these and other emerging areas of science.

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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 10th July 2023. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 13th July 2023.


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Recombination Mechanisms Conference

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1424 €1519 €632 €433 €158 €41
Industry €1424 €1519 €632 €433 €158 €41
Student €1215 €1310 €632 €433 €158 €41

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 (10, 11, 12 July 2023) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Buffet dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Gala Dinner with 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 (10, 11, 12 July 2023) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Buffet dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Gala Dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying guests must dine with the group.

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 (10, 11, 12 July 2023) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner with soft drinks
- Gala Dinner with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room
- A crib (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Note: 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 €155.00, 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. Please kindly ensure your child/children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services may be available, please contact Laura for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

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

Important Note: Extra night child 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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Recombination Mechanisms Conference

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

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Recombination Mechanisms Conference

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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Transportation

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Torres Vedras is approximately a 30-minute journey from Lisbon Portela Airport.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, but we would strongly recommend you pre-book your airport transfer with one of the many private transfer companies that are available. The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is located outside of the city zone and a pre-booked transfer will be a cheaper option than a taxi taken from the airport taxi rank.

Uber also operate in and around Lisbon and there are other Portuguese taxi-hailing apps such as MyTaxi, TaxisLisboa and Coop Taxis, all offering reasonable rates.

*Further information regarding transportation will be made available as we get nearer to the conference dates. Please check back here later for updates!

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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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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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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Group Activities

Group activity information will be available approximately 3 months prior to the conference, so come back soon!

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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Childcare

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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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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10 Jul 2023 - 13 Jul 2023

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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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