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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Synopsis

This meeting is a continuation of the Zing Conferences Nucleic Acids series.

The key role of nucleic acids is to encode and process genetic information at a molecular level. DNA is the genetic library of the cell, while RNA transports, translates and controls the expression of that information. DNA must be copied with unprecedented accuracy once every cell cycle. It is under constant endogenous and environmental onslaught, and a variety of repair pathways are necessary to maintain the integrity of the genetic blueprint. DNA is the only cellular molecule for which repair occurs to a significant extent. DNA undergoes recombination, a kind of molecular cut and re-join that creates diversity to facilitate evolution, as well as providing an important repair pathway. In eukaryotes something like 2m DNA is packaged into chromosomes so that it packs into the cell nucleus with a diameter of just 6 µm, while remaining accessible to the cellular machinery that reads out its genetic information. 

RNA is the dynamic worker bee of genetics to the DNA's queen, and an extremely versatile molecule. In the central dogma RNA is the messenger (mRNA) and translators (tRNA) that passes the information between the DNA genome and the protein synthesis machinery, yet it does much, much more. In translation of the genetic information it forms the architectural framework and catalytic center of the ribosome. In eukaryotic cells the pre-mRNA must be processed by the precise removal of intervening sequences (introns), carried out by a large and dynamic RNA-protein machine called the spliceosome. Increasingly we realize that RNA is also involved in critical and complex regulatory processes. RNA can act as a molecular switch responding to small molecules in order to control gene expression. Indeed while most of the genomic DNA does not encode proteins, almost all of it is transcribed into RNA. We are only just beginning the long journey of understanding what all this non-coding RNA is doing - it is very much the 'dark matter' of biology ! Lastly RNA can also accelerate chemical reactions by a million fold or more in the manner of an enzyme. This is very likely of key significance in the origin of life on the planet more than three billion years ago.

Understanding processes involving DNA and RNA at the molecular and chemical level is the central theme of this conference, with a marked structural and mechanistic perspective. The meeting will provide a platform for researchers to discover and discuss the latest advances in the field of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, with exciting opportunities to share and receive feedback on unpublished data.

Discussion topics will include;

  • DNA replication
  • DNA repair
  • DNA recombination
  • RNA structure and function
  • Translation and the ribosome
  • Silencing
  • CRISPR/Cas and genome editing
  • Gene regulation and riboswitches
  • RNA catalysis

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Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register a fully paying academic and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 13, 14 and 15 February 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Laura Trundle to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Ronald Breaker (Yale University)
COMPREHENSIVE DISCOVERY OF BACTERIAL RIBOZYMES AND RIBOSWITCHES
John Diffley (The Francis Crick Institute)
CHROMOSOME REPLICATION: FROM MECHANISM TO MISREGULATION IN CANCER
Chuan He (University of Chicago / HHMI)
RNA METHYLATION IN GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION
Ailong Ke (Cornell University)
SPACER ACQUISITION MECHANISM IN TYPE II-A CRISPR SYSTEM
Stephen Kowalczykowski (University of California, Davis)
SINGLE-MOLECULE VISUALIZATION OF PROTEIN-DNA COMPLEXES: UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY, ONE MOLECULE AT A TIME
Yamuna Krishnan (University of Chicago)
QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL IMAGING IN IMMUNE CELLS
Joseph A. Piccirilli (University of Chicago)
ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS AS CHAPERONES FOR RNA CRYSTALLIZATION AND STRUCTURE DETERMINATION
Bik-Kwoon Tye (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
SELECTIVITY FOR REPLICATION ORIGINS BY THE ORIGIN RECOGNITION COMPLEX
Yanli Wang (Institute of Biophysics, CAS)
RNA-GUIDED RNA CLEAVAGE AND BEYOND IN CRISPR-Cas SYSTEMS
Steve West (The Francis Crick Institute)
MutSβ STIMULATES HOLLIDAY JUNCTION RESOLUTION BY THE SMX TRI-NUCLEASE

Highlighted Talks

Edwin Anthony (Marquette University)
RE-ESTABLISHING THE ROLES OF DNA BINDING DOMAINS OF REPLICATION PROTEIN A (RPA)
Richard Brennan (Duke University)
A NOVEL RNA POLYMERASE UNDERLIES THE PATHOGENICITY OF FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS
Marvin Caruthers (University of Colorado)
DNA ANALOGUES FOR CRISPER/CAS FIDELITY AND EXON SKIPPING
Zhen Huang (Georgia State University)
DNA POLYMERASE MOONLIGHTING ACTIVITY IN THE PRESENCE OF RNA
David Jeruzalmi (City College of New York)
MECHANISMS OF OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE BACTERIAL REPLICATIVE HELICASE
Marcin Nowotny (International Institute of molecular and Cell Biology)
MECHANISM OF HOLLIDAY JUNCTION RESOLVASES
Michael O'Donnell (Rockefeller University)
REGULATION OF FORK REGRESSION BY Mcm10, LOCATED AT THE FORKED NEXUS ON THE N-tier OF CMG HELICASE
Alexander Serganov (New York University School of Medicine)
INSIGHTS INTO THE MODIFICATION OF 5' ENDS AND DEGRADATION OF RNA IN BACTERIA
Juliane Soukup (Creighton University)
EVOLUTIONARY CONSERVATION OF ORNITHINE DECARBOXYLASE ANTIZYME PSEUDOKNOT RNA BINDING TO SPERMINE
John Tainer (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
ATPases AT DNA REPLICATION FORKS AND BREAKS
Nils Walter (University of Michigan)
THE RNA NANOMACHINES OF GENE EXPRESSION DISSECTED AT THE SINGLE MOLECULE LEVEL
Dong Wang (University of California, San Diego)
STRUCTURAL BASIS OF EUKARYOTIC TRANSCRIPTION-COUPLED REPAIR INITIATION
Loren Williams (Georgia Tech)
FROZEN IN TIME: THE HISTORY OF THE RIBOSOME
Darrin York (Rutgers University)
CATALYTIC MECHANISMS OF NUCLEOLYTIC RIBOZYMES UNCOVERED BY COMPUTATIONAL RNA ENZMOLOGY

Standard Talks

Dev Arya (Clemson University)
BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL RIBOSOME SELECTIVE ANTIMICROBIALS
Paul Babitzke (Pennsylvania State University)
MECHANISM OF TYLOSIN RESISTANCE IN BACILLUS SUBTILIS: TRANSCRIPTION ATTENUATION, TRANSLATION REPRESSION, NUSG-DEPENDENT RNA POLYMERASE PAUSING, AND TYLOSIN-INDUCED RIBOSOME STALLING
Jamie DeNizio (University of Pennsylvania)
SELECTIVITY AND PROMISCUITY IN TET-MEDIATED OXIDATION OF 5-METHYLCYTOSINE IN DNA AND RNA
Solen Ekesan (Rutgers University)
WHEN IT COMES TO FAST RNA CLEAVAGE – DNA GETS THE LED OUT: CATALYTIC MECHANISM OF THE 8-17 DNAZYME
Jack Hardwick (University of Oxford)
THE EFFECT OF EPIGENETIC CYTOSINE DERIVATIVES ON DNA STRUCTURE
Ashish Lal (NCI/NIH)
A MESSAGE FROM A PUTATIVE LONG NONCODING RNA
Rakhi Rajan (University of Oklahoma)
BRIDGE HELIX OF CAS9 IMPACTS TARGET DNA CLEAVAGE
Sudha Sharma (Howard University)
RECQ1 HELICASE AT A CROSSROAD OF DNA REPAIR AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION
Willem Vanderlinden (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
DNA SUPERCOILING DYNAMICS AT HIGH SPATIOTEMPORAL RESOLUTION

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Programme

WEDNESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2019

13:30 – 15:00

Student Networking Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:00

Registration & Welcome Reception

 

Session 1 
Session Chair: David Lilley

16:00 – 16:10

Opening Comments

 

16:10 – 16:55

Ronald Breaker 
Yale University

COMPREHENSIVE DISCOVERY OF BACTERIAL RIBOZYMES AND RIBOSWITCHES

 

16:55 – 17:20

Michael ODonnell 
Rockefeller University

REGULATION OF FORK REGRESSION BY Mcm10, LOCATED AT THE FORKED NEXUS ON THE N-tier OF CMG HELICASE

 

17:20 – 17:45

Marvin Caruthers 
University of Colorado

DNA ANALOGUES FOR CRISPER/CAS FIDELITY AND EXON SKIPPING

 

17:45 – 18:30

Refreshments

 

Session 2 
Session Chair: David Lilley

 

18:30 – 19:15

Steve West 
The Francis Crick Institute

MutSβ STIMULATES HOLLIDAY JUNCTION RESOLUTION BY THE SMX TRI-NUCLEASE

 

19:15 – 19:40

Loren Williams 
Georgia Tech

FROZEN IN TIME: THE HISTORY OF THE RIBOSOME

 

19:10 – 19:40

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Cocktail

 

19:40

Dinner

 

THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Session 3 
Session Chair: Yamuna Krishnan

08:30 – 09:15

David Lilley 
University of Dundee

MULTIPLE STRATEGIES RNA USES TO ACCELERATE PHOSPHORYL TRANSFER REACTIONS

09:15 – 09:40

Zhen Huang 
Georgia State University

DNA POLYMERASE MOONLIGHTING ACTIVITY IN THE PRESENCE OF RNA AND SELENIUM NUCLEIC ACIDS (SeNA) FOR STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION STUDIES

09:40 – 10:05

Edwin Anthony 
Marquette University

RE-ESTABLISHING THE ROLES OF DNA BINDING DOMAINS OF REPLICATION PROTEIN A (RPA)

10:05 – 10:35

Meet the Poster Presenters (Moderators: Juliane Soukup & Yanli Wang)

10:35 – 11:20

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

Session 4 
Session Chair: Yamuna Krishnan

11:20 – 11:35

Sudha Sharma 
Howard University

RECQ1 HELICASE AT A CROSSROAD OF DNA REPAIR AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION

11:35 – 12:20

Yanli Wang 
Chinese Academy of Sciences

RNA-GUIDED RNA CLEAVAGE AND BEYOND IN CRISPR-Cas SYSTEMS

12:20 – 12:45

Marcin Nowotny 
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology

MECHANISM OF HOLLIDAY JUNCTION RESOLVASES

12:45 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Session 5 
Session Chair: Ailong Ke

16:30 – 16:45

Willem Vanderlinden 
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

DNA SUPERCOILING DYNAMICS AT HIGH SPATIOTEMPORAL RESOLUTION

16:45 – 17:30

Stephen Kowalczykowski 
University of California, Davis

SINGLE-MOLECULE VISUALIZATION OF PROTEIN-DNA COMPLEXES: UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY, ONE MOLECULE AT A TIME

17:30 – 17:55

Juliane Soukup 
Creighton University

EVOLUTIONARY CONSERVATION OF ORNITHINE DECARBOXYLASE ANTIZYME PSEUDOKNOT RNA BINDING TO SPERMINE

17:55 – 18:10

Jack Hardwick 
University of Oxford

THE EFFECT OF EPIGENETIC CYTOSINE DERIVATIVES ON DNA STRUCTURE

18:10 – 18:25

Paul Babitzke 
Pennsylvania State University

MECHANISM OF TYLOSIN RESISTANCE IN BACILLUS SUBTILIS: TRANSCRIPTION ATTENUATION, TRANSLATION REPRESSION, NUSG-DEPENDENT RNA POLYMERASE PAUSING, AND TYLOSIN-INDUCED RIBOSOME STALLING

18:25 – 19:10

John Diffley 
The Francis Crick Institute

CHROMOSOME REPLICATION: FROM MECHANISM TO MISREGULATION IN CANCER

19:10 – 20:40

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:40

Dinner

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Session 6 
Session Chair: Susan Lees-Miller

09:00 – 09:45

Wei Yang 
NIH

MECHANISMS OF MAKING AND BREAKING NUCLEIC ACIDS

09:45 – 10:10

Darrin York 
Rutgers University

CATALYTIC MECHANISMS OF NUCLEOLYTIC RIBOZYMES UNCOVERED BY COMPUTATIONAL RNA ENZMOLOGY

10:10 – 10:35

Alexander Serganov 
New York University School of Medicine

INSIGHTS INTO THE MODIFICATION OF 5¢ ENDS AND DEGRADATION OF RNA IN BACTERIA

10:35 – 11:20

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

Session 7 
Session Chair: Susan Lees-Miller

11:20 – 12:05

Joseph A. Piccirilli 
University of Chicago

ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS AS CHAPERONES FOR RNA CRYSTALLIZATION AND STRUCTURE DETERMINATION

12:05 – 12:30

David Jeruzalmi 
City College of New York

MECHANISMS OF OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE BACTERIAL REPLICATIVE HELICASE

12:30 – 16:45

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

13:15 – 16:15

Group Activity: Snorkeling (signups required in advance)

Session 8 
Session Chair: Loren Williams

16:45 – 17:30

Chuan He 
University of Chicago / HHMI

RNA METHYLATION IN GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION

17:30 – 17:55

John Tainer 
LBL / MD Anderson Cancer Center

ATPases AT DNA REPLICATION FORKS AND BREAKS

17:55 – 18:10

Solen Ekesan 
Rutgers University

WHEN IT COMES TO FAST RNA CLEAVAGE – DNA GETS THE LED OUT: CATALYTIC MECHANISM OF THE 8-17 DNAZYME

18:10 – 18:25

Ashish Lal 
NCI / NIH

A MESSAGE FROM A PUTATIVE LONG NONCODING RNA

18:25 – 19:10

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

Session 9 
Session Chair: Loren Williams

19:10 – 19:25

Jamie DeNizio 
University ofPennsylvania

SELECTIVITY AND PROMISCUITY IN TET-MEDIATED OXIDATION OF 5-METHYLCYTOSINE IN DNA AND RNA

19:25 – 20:10

Yamuna Krishnan 
University of Chicago

QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL IMAGING IN IMMUNE CELLS

20:10

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Session 10 
Session Chair: Wei Yang

08:30 – 09:15

Bik-Kwoon Tye 
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

SELECTIVITY FOR REPLICATION ORIGINS BY THE ORIGIN RECOGNITION COMPLEX

09:15 – 09:40

Richard Brennan 
Duke University

A NOVEL RNA POLYMERASE UNDERLIES THE PATHOGENICITY OF FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS

09:40 – 10:05

Nils Walter 
University of Michigan

THE RNA NANOMACHINES OF GENE EXPRESSION DISSECTED AT THE SINGLE MOLECULE LEVEL

10:05 – 10:35

Refreshments

Session 11 
Session Chair: Wei Yang

10:35 – 10:50

Rakhi Rajan 
University of Oklahoma

BRIDGE HELIX OF CAS9 IMPACTS TARGET DNA CLEAVAGE

10:50 – 11:35

Ailong Ke 
Cornell University

SPACER ACQUISITION MECHANISM IN TYPE II-A CRISPR SYSTEM

11:35 – 12:00

Dong Wang 
University of California, San Diego

STRUCTURAL BASIS OF EUKARYOTIC TRANSCRIPTION-COUPLED REPAIR INITIATION

12:00 – 12:10

Closing Comments


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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1822 $1922 $684 $263 $281 $88
Industry $1822 $1922 $684 $263 $281 $88
Student $1533 $1633 $684 $263 $281 $88

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 (13, 14, 15 Feb 2019) 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 (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- 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 (13, 14, 15 Feb 2019) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service 
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

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

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 (13, 14, 15 Feb 2019) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner 
- Room service 
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $366. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Room service 
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13-17 years will be charged $122 per night, per child. 18 years + will be classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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David Lilley
University of Dundee

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nassau W Bay St. Nassau Bahamas
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Overlooking one of the finest beaches in the world the Meliá Nassau Beach is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. Located on the stunning Cable Beach, you are just a few minutes walk from the center, shops and restaurants. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are within easy reach (7km) and Lynden Pindling International Airport is situated only 9km away.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from Cilantro where you can experience the natural textures, aromas and flavors of Mexico, Nikkei, celebrated for its exquisite fusion of Japanese, Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine featuring a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables, Estavida, an upbeat tapas lounge located in the hotel lobby serving innovative tapas and a wide selection of cocktails, Aqua, an A la carte restaurant specializing in exquisite, rustic Italian cuisine, The Market Place, where you will find an International buffet serving an array of exquisite dishes, O'Grille, an open air restaurant with fabulous views of the sea and pool serving casual beach fare and light bites and finally The Black Angus, a steakhouse featuring hip, contemporary jazz and modern decor, offering guests the finest quality prime cuts and the freshest ingredients.(This restaurant is not included in the all inclusive package, additional charges apply). The Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open 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

  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • 3 heated outdoor pools
  • Complimentary resort wide Wi-Fi (guest rooms, throughout hotel, beach and conference areas)   
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • 7 dining venues
  • 4 bars.
  • non-motorised water sports

The Bahamas is formed by over 700 islands, keys and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean and renowned for its warm sunshine, mild climate, fine, white sandy beaches, turquoise, crystal clear water and friendly people, making this the perfect environment to relax and unwind in your free time during the conference.

Location

The Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive is located right on the stunning Cable Beach just a few minutes away from the airport and city center; Nearby in Downtown Nassau you can experience the flavours of new foods at local restaurants, shop 'til you drop at Straw market or take a trip through time at the Pirates Museum. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are close by and water enthusiasts can enjoy non-motorized water sports right on property.

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. The city has a hilly landscape and is known for it's fabulous beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

 

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Transportation

Local Airport

Lynden Pindling International Airport (formally known as Nassau International Airport) is just a short 15-minute journey from the Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights daily.

Taxis

There’s no shortage of available taxi cabs at Lynden Pindling International Airport. Taxis are available outside the U.S., International and Domestic terminals. Taxis charge approximately $25 one way to the Melia Nassau Hotel, however charges may increase if there are more than two passengers and/or two large suitcases.

Pre-booked Airport Transfers

Should you wish to pre-book a taxi transfer from the airport, you will find there are several suppliers to chose from and prices range from $40 one way and $70 return trip for up to 3 people, taxes included. Please find below details of 3 transportation providers who are offering discounted rates for our groups. Please contact the supplier directly with any enquiries or booking requests.

HC Executive Transportation
Contact Name: Nicholas Knowles
Contact Telephone: +1 242-809-9418
Contact Email: hcexecutivetransportation@gmail.com
Website Link: www.hcets.net

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 3 passengers)

$40.00 USD per vehicle

$70.00.00 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 6 passengers)

$70 USD per vehicle

$110.00 USD per vehicle

Note: Tax included in above rates (12%). Gratuities optional. Pre-payment can be made at time of booking or to driver at time of service.

Simons Transports Ltd
Contact Name: Jocelyne Casimir
Contact Telephone: Toll Free: 1-800-501-4964, International: 1-954-302-2505, Local: 1-242-364-5466
Contact Email: info@simonstransports.com 
Booking Link: https://simonstransportsbahamas.com/book-now-2/

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate, or you may book online via the booking link above where discounted rates are automatically applied.

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 4 passengers)

$101.21 USD per vehicle

$181.36 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 7 passengers)

$149.50 USD per vehicle

$266.57 USD per vehicle

Note: Tax and gratuities included in above rates (12% and 15%). Pre-payment is required no later than 24hours prior to scheduled transfer time.

Majestic Tours Ltd
Contact Name: Betty Fox
Contact Telephone: +1 242-322-2606 or +1 242-677-2610
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

The rates quoted below are for transfers from Lynden Pindling International Airport to Melia Nassau Beach hotel. Please quote ‘FUSION’ during initial enquiry to obtain the discounted rate,

Vehicle / No of Passengers

Price (One Way)

Price (Return Trip)

Car (maximum of 3 passengers)

$47.60 USD per vehicle

$95.20 USD per vehicle

SUV (maximum of 6 passengers)

$132.52 USD per vehicle

n/a

Shuttle Bus

n/a

$22.40 USD per person

Note: Taxes included in above rates (12%). Gratuities optional. Pre-payment (50%) is required at time of booking. The shuttle bus is not a private service therefore additional stops may be made along the journey.
A Majestic Tours hospitality desk is located in the lower lobby of the hotel and is open daily from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

 

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Local Activities

Several free activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Trip to Balmoral Island during your stay; a taxi boat to and from Balmoral Island and access to the VIP Balmoral Beachside is included.
  • Daily fitness activities: gym classes, yoga, zumba, pool aerobics, etc.
  • In the water: paddleboards, glass-bottom kayaks, ocean duo kayaks, reef-board zayaks, cabana floating mats, water hammocks, etc.
  • Workshops: jewellery making, henna tattoo, scent creation, Bahamian crafts, etc.
  • Classes: mixology, scuba diving, dancing, etc.
  • Friendly competitions: beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, darts, water balloon toss, deep dive contest, etc.
  • Free shuttle to Baha Mar and direct access to its spectacular 100,000 sq. ft. casino, Royal Blue™ tournament player’s golf course with special rates for Meliá guests, tennis court, spa, retail outlets and over 30 dining venues and lounges

Half / Full Day Activities

Majestic Tours are a reputable and reliable company offering a variety of fascinating trips and excursions for either a half or full day.  To browse the range of tours and excursions available or to make a booking (individual/group) please follow the link below which will take you directly to the Majestic Tours website / booking system. Bookings can also be made on-site at the Majestic Tours desk, located in the lobby of the hotel alongside front desk. This is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

http://www.majestictoursbahamas.com/tours/#all

If you have any questions then please contact Majestic Tours directly (details below).

Contact Telephone: (+1242) 327-6000 ext. 860322
Contact Email: betty@majesticholidays.com

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Friday 15th February 2019

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the Nucleic Acids participants (accompanying guests welcome). Please find the details, timings and price for the activity below. Please note you are required to sign up by Friday 11th January 2019 for this activity and unfortunately, we cannot accept sign ups after this date nor onsite. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

This 3hr excursion will depart from Cable Beach at the Melia hotel. The first stop takes you to a Sea Turtle site where you will learn some interesting facts about the Sea Turtles followed by an exciting opportunity to swim with them. You will then head to the snorkel reef where you will be able to see many different types of coral, tropical fish, sea turtles, eels, spiny lobsters, and much more. Finally, you will have some free time to spend at Rose Island which is known for it’s beautiful beaches and lagoons.

Snorkel Tour: $75.00 per person to be paid on the day (USD or Bahamian Dollars accepted, a small charge will be applied for card payments).

Includes
Snorkel equipment
Life jackets

Itinerary for Friday 15th February 2019
13:00: Meet at main pool bar (in between the beach and towel hut)
13:15: Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
13:25 – 13:55: Swim with sea turtles
13:55: Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
14:25 - 14:55: Snorkeling
14:55: Beach time at Rose Island
15:45: Return trip
16:15: Drop off at Cable Beach at Melia Hotel

*Minimum of 8 people required / Maximum capacity of 26*

Sign-ups are required by Friday 11th January 2019 should you wish to participate. To sign up, please email Laura Trundle noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity.

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

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6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

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

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

6th Nucleic Acids Conference

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

David Lilley
University of Dundee

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.

Self-Introductions

Discussions are at the heart of this conference. We are therefore asking each poster presenter to give a 1minute self-introduction on Thursday 14th February. We wish to ensure that your face as well as your interests and efforts are known to the other participants, so they may find you for discussions during the meeting. You should use this time to pitch your poster to the other conference attendees.

Here is what you should be prepared for Thursday morning.

All poster presenters will gather at the front of the room at the beginning of the session and presenters will be called to the mic in alphabetical order by the session moderators. Note only 1minute is allocated per presenter, therefore, please try to keep your introduction as concise as possible following the format below.

Self-Introduction Format

  1. Your name and your PI's laboratory (if you are not the PI), your institute, your country.
  2. What are you working on?
  3. What is your question?
  4. Title of poster and your poster number (will be provided by Fusion at registration).
  5. What would you like to learn from others at this conference or get feedback on?

Slide Format

If you wish to accompany your self-introduction with a single slide, please ensure your slide is the following size; widescreen (16:9). We will be merging slides and if you use alternative formatting, the contents of your slide will be distorted. Animations are not permitted. A slide template can be found here. Slides are required by Monday 28 January latest.

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