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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Synopsis

The conference will bring together scientists working to better understand three-dimensional genome organization in various organisms, tissues, and cell states. 

Key Sessions 

  • Structure and function of subnuclear domains
  • Topogically Associated Domains (TADs) and similar domains
  • Signalling cues, cellular states and genome organization
  • DNA damage and spatial genome organization
  • Genome structure in health and disease
  • Workshop I: Genome editing and super-resolution microscopy
  • Workshop II: Chromosome conformation capture, sequencing and databases
  • Workshop III: Young scientists in the era of spatial genome organization, how to get published?

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the standard rate of $1,922 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 25, 26, 27 February 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 14 December 2018. Once registered, please contact Meredith Willmott to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: 

Andrés Aguilera (University of Seville)
ROLE OF CHROMATIN AND DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE FUNCTIONS IN R LOOP-MEDIATED GENOME INSTABILITY
Wendy Bickmore (The University of Edinburgh)
THE REMOTE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION
Daniel Durocher (The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute)
CHARTING THE GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE
Peter Fraser (The Babraham Institute/Florida State University)
Tom Misteli (National Cancer Institute)
HIGH-THROUGHPUT IMAGING TO PROBE HUMAN GENOME ARCHITECTURE

Confirmed Invited Speakers: 

Uttiya Basu (Columbia University) 
DYNAMICS OF TAD INTERACTIONS DURING ANTIBODY GENE DIVERSIFICATION
Irene Chiolo (University of Southern California)
HIGHWAYS FOR REPAIR: NUCLEAR ACTIN FILAMENTS AND MYOSINS RELOCALIZE HETEROCHROMATIC DNA BREAKS TO THE NUCLEAR PERIPHERY
Jennifer Cobb (University of Calgary)
SMC5/6 TETHERS rDNA REPEATS AT THE NUCLEAR PERIPHERY
Philippe Collas (University of Oslo)
DYNAMIC TAD CLIQUES SHAPE THE 4D NUCLEOME DURING DIFFERENTIATION
Damien D'Amours (University of Ottawa)
AN UNEXPECTED ROLE FOR MICROTUBULES IN THE CELLULAR RESPONSE TO REPLICATION STRESS
Sérgio De Almeida (Instituto de Medicina Molecular) 
IMAGING DNA BREAK-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTION IN LIVE CELLS
Vincent Dion (UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University)
DNA-DNA CONTACTS REMAIN STABLE UPON CAG/CTG REPEAT EXPANSION 
Emmanuelle Fabre (Inserm)
CHROMOSOME MOBILITY AND GENOME INTEGRITY: WHAT WE ARE LEARNING FROM BUDDING YEAST
Jean Gautier (Columbia University)
GENERATION OF DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR DOMAINS
Rajan Jain (Perelman School of Medicine)
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR LAMINA-CHROMATIN INTERACTIONS DURING PROGRESSIVE LINEAGE RESTRICTION AND DISEASE
Megan King (Yale School of Medicine)
DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR MECHANISM CHOICE, EFFICIENCY AND OUTCOME: IMPACTS OF CHROMATIN DYNAMICS AND SUBNUCLEAR COMPARTMENTS
Brooke La Flamme (Springer Nature)
AN EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON MAXIMIZING THE IMPACT OF YOUR NEXT MANUSCRIPT
Stephen Lee (University of Miami)
SPATIAL REMODELLING OF THE NUCLEOLUS BY LOW COMPLEXITY RNA
Francisca Lottersberger (Linköping University)
NUCLEAR ARCHITECTURE INFLUENCES CHROMATIN MOBILITY AND DNA DAMAGE REPAIR
Marina Lusic (Heidelberg University Hospital)
Manuel Mendoza (IGBMC)
CONTROL OF CELL IDENTITY BY NUCLEAR PORE ACETYLATION
Thomas Sexton (Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology)
FUNCTIONAL CHROMATIN LOOPS: IS IT ALL JUST CTCF AND ENHANCERS?
Juanma Vaquerizas (Max Planck Insitute)
CHROMATIN CONFORMATION DURING EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT
Richard Wozniak (University of Alberta)
SUMOYLATION AS A REGULATOR OF CHROMATIN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NUCLEAR ENVELOPE
Chao-ting Wu (Harvard Medical School)
LOOKING AT CHROMOSOMES
Christophe Zimmer (Institut Pasteur) 
COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING AND MODELING APPROACHES FOR NUCLEAR BIOPHYSICS

Target Audience

This conference should be of interest to individuals seeking to understand the basic principles of spatial genome organization and how the disruption of this organization impacts health and disease. Those interested in learning or developing new technologies that help reveal more of the secrets of spatial genome organization should both benefit from and greatly enrich the conference. Attendees are expected to have a background in the basics of genetics, nuclear organization, microscopy, and sequencing.

Educational Need

There is a need for an international yet focused conference that brings together people interested in better characterizing the non-random organization of the genome while also revealing how this organization is influenced by various cues or disease conditions. Currently, these topics are typically addressed in a small session of other conferences but the field of spatial genome organization has grown substantially over the past two decades warranting the creation of a dedicated and continuous conference. It is also important that this conference cooperates with yet remains organizationally independent of the various spatial genome organization research networks that have been emerging in some countries.

 

 

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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Philippe Collas

Professor, University of Oslo

Francisca Lottersberger

Senior Lecturer, Linköping University

Emmanuelle FABRE

PI Research Director, INSERM U944

Marina Lusic

Group Leader, Heidelberg University Clinic

Richard Wozniak

Professor, University of Alberta

Ting (C.-ting) Wu

Professor, Harvard Medical School

Damien D'Amours

Professor, University of Ottawa

Laure Crabbe

Dr., CNRS UMR 5088

Jennifer Cobb

Associate Profesor, University of Calgary

Jean Gautier

Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

Irene Chiolo

Assistant Professor, USC

Sergio de Almeida

Group Leader, Instituto de Medicina Molecular

Matthias Altmeyer

Research Group Leader, University of Zurich

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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Programme

MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2019

14:00 – 15:00

Registration & Welcome Reception

Nuclear and Subnuclear Structure and Function 
Session Chair: Peter Fraser

15:00 – 15:10

Opening Comments

15:10 – 15:45

Plenary: Tom Misteli 
National Cancer Institute

HIGH-THROUGHPUT IMAGING TO PROBE HUMAN GENOME ARCHITECTURE

15:45 – 16:10

Chair: Karim Mekhail 
University of Toronto

INTERGENIC NON-CODING RNAS IN GENOME STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

16:10 – 16:35

Richard Wozniak 
University of Alberta

SUMOYLATION AS A REGULATOR OF CHROMATIN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NUCLEAR ENVELOPE

16:35 – 17:00

Stephen Lee 
University of Miami

SPATIAL REMODELLING OF THE NUCLEOLUS BY LOW COMPLEXITY RNA

17:00 – 17:25

Emmanuelle Fabre 
INSERM

CHROMOSOME MOBILITY AND GENOME INTEGRITY: WHAT WE ARE LEARNING FROM BUDDING YEAST

17:25 – 18:10

Refreshments

18:10 – 18:35

Matthias Altmeyer 
University of Zurich

PHASE SEPARATION OF 53BP1 ASCERTAINS LIQUID-LIKE BEHAVIOR OF DNA REPAIR COMPARTMENTS

18:35 – 18:50

Nicole Hustedt 
The Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute

GENOME-WIDE CRISPR/CAS9 SCREENS SHED LIGHT ON DNA REPAIR MECHANISM

18:50 – 19:05

Pedro Rocha 
NIH/ NICHD

ANALYSIS OF 3D GENOMIC INTERACTIONS IDENTIFIES CANDIDATE HOST GENES THAT TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS POTENTIALLY REGULATE

19:05 – 19:20

Duygu Yilmaz 
IGBMC

CENTROMERIC CHROMATIN PERMITS DOUBLE STRAND BREAK REPAIR BY HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION IN G1

19:20 – 19:50

Meet the Poster Presenters 
Moderator: Karim Mekhail

19:50

Dinner

TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Topologically Associated Domains and Transcription in Genome Control 
Session Chair: Tom Misteli

09:00 – 09:35

Plenary: Peter Fraser 
Florida State University

CHROMOSOME DYNAMICS IN PRE-IMPLANTATION DEVELOPMENT

09:35 – 10:00

Philippe Collas 
University of Oslo

DYNAMIC TAD CLIQUES SHAPE THE 4D NUCLEOME DURING DIFFERENTIATION

10:00 – 10:25

Chao-ting Wu 
Harvard Medical School

LOOKING AT CHROMOSOMES

10:25 – 11:10

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:10 – 11:35

Uttiya Basu 
Columbia University

DYNAMICS OF TAD INTERACTIONS DURING ANTIBODY GENE DIVERSIFICATION

11:35 – 12:00

Sérgio De Almeida 
Instituto de Medicina Molecular

IMAGING DNA BREAK-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTION IN LIVE CELLS

12:00 – 16:50

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

12:45 – 16:00

Group Activity: Snorkel Trip (sign-ups required in advance)

Signaling Cues, Cellular States and Genome Organization 
Session Chair: Daniel Durocher

16:50 – 17:25

Plenary: Wendy Bickmore 
MRC Human Genetics Unit

THE REMOTE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION

17:25 – 17:50

Damien D’Amours 
University of Ottawa

AN UNEXPECTED ROLE FOR MICROTUBULES IN THE CELLULAR RESPONSE TO REPLICATION STRESS

17:50 – 18:15

Jennifer Cobb 
University of Calgary

SMC5/6 TETHERS rDNA REPEATS AT THE NUCLEAR PERIPHERY

18:15 – 19:45

Poster Session & Refreshments

19:45

Dinner

WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Genome Dynamics in DNA Repair 
Session Chair: Wendy Bickmore

09:00 – 09:25

Co-Chair: Evi Soutoglou 
IGBMC

DOUBLE STRAND BREAK RELOCATION CORRELATES WITH HETEROCHROMATIC REPEAT CLUSTERING

09:25 – 09:40

Roxanne Oshidari 
University of Toronto

NUCLEAR MICROTUBULE FILAMENTS IN DAMAGED DNA MOBILITY AND REPAIR

09:40 – 10:05

Francisca Lottersberger 
Linköping University

NUCLEAR ARCHITECTURE INFLUENCES CHROMATIN MOBILITY AND DNA DAMAGE REPAIR

10:05 – 10:30

Irene Chiolo 
University of Southern California

HIGHWAYS FOR REPAIR: NUCLEAR ACTIN FILAMENTS AND MYOSINS RELOCALIZE HETEROCHROMATIC DNA BREAKS TO THE NUCLEAR PERIPHERY

10:30 – 11:15

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:15 – 11:40

Jean Gautier 
Columbia University Medical Center

GENERATION OF DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR DOMAINS

11:40 – 12:05

Megan King 
Yale School of Medicine

DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR MECHANISM CHOICE, EFFICIENCY AND OUTCOME: IMPACTS OF CHROMATIN DYNAMICS AND SUBNUCLEAR COMPARTMENTS

12:05 – 12:20

Andrew Seeber 
Harvard University

CHROMOSOME DYNAMICS IN RESPONSE TO DNA DAMAGE

12:20 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Genome Organization in Health, Aging and Disease 
Session Chair: Andrés Aguilera

16:30 – 17:05

Plenary: Daniel Durocher 
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

CHARTING THE GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE

17:05 – 17:20

Effie Apostolou 
Weill Cornell Medicine

KLF4 BINDING DURING REPROGRAMMING IS INVOLVED IN 3D ARCHITECTURAL REWIRING AN DTRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF ENHANCER HUBS

17:20 – 17:45

Manuel Mendoza 
IGBMC

CONTROL OF CELL IDENTITY BY NUCLEAR PORE ACETYLATION

17:45 – 18:00

Lauren Ostrowski 
University of Toronto

NEURODEGENERATION-LINKED POLYGLUTAMINE EXPANSION CONNECTS PROTEIN AGGREGATION, RETROTRANSPOSONS AND rDNA REPEAT STABILITY TO LIFESPAN

18:00 – 18:35

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:35 – 19:00

Rajan Jain 
University of Pennsylvania

INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR LAMINA-CHROMATIN INTERACTIONS DURING PROGRESSIVE LINEAGE RESTRICTION AND DISEASE

19:00 – 19:25

Vincent Dion 
Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University

DNA-DNA CONTACTS REMAIN STABLE UPON CAG/CTG REPEAT EXPANSION

19:25 – 19:50

Marina Lusic 
Heidelberg University

WHAT DOES HIV-1 INTEGRATION TELL US ABOUT THE STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE GENOME IN PRIMARY T CELLS?

19:50 – 20:05

Colin Semple 
MRC Human Genetics Unit

BREAKING POINT: COMPUTATIONAL INTERROGATION OF STRUCTURAL VARIATION IN CANCER

20:05

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Non-Canonical Nucleic Acid Structures and Chromatin Loops in Genome Expression and Stability 
Session Chair: Evi Soutoglou

09:00 – 09:35

Plenary: Andrés Aguilera 
CABIMER/ University of Seville

ROLE OF CHROMATIN AND DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE FUNCTIONS IN R LOOP-MEDIATED GENOME INSTABILITY

09:35 – 10:00

Thomas Sexton 
IGBMC

FUNCTIONAL CHROMATIN LOOPS: IS IT ALL JUST CTCF AND ENHANCERS?

10:00 – 10:25

Juanma Vaquerizas 
Max Planck Institute

CHROMATIN CONFORMATION DURING EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT

10:25 – 10:55

Refreshments

Workshops – Technological Advances and Publishing Trends 
Session Chair: Karim Mekhail

10:55 – 11:20

Brooke LaFlamme 
Springer Nature 
Communications Biology

AN EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON MAXIMIZING THE IMPACT OF YOUR NEXT MANUSCRIPT

11:20 – 11:45

Laure Crabbé 
Center for Integrative Biology

PROBING TELOMERE AND NUCLEAR ENVELOPE INTERACTION USING MADID AND 3D-SIM MICROSCOPY

11:45 – 12:10

Christophe Zimmer 
Institut Pasteur

COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING AND MODELING APPROACHES FOR NUCLEAR BIOPHYSICS

12:10 – 12:25

Magda Bienko 
Karolinska Institute

RADIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE GENOME REVEALED BY GPSEQ

12:25 – 12:35

Closing Comments


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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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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.

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

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 (25, 26, 27 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 (25, 26, 27 February 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 (25, 26, 27 February 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 per child. 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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25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

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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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25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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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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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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25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

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Group Activities

Snorkel Trip – Tuesday 26th February 2019

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the Spatial Genome 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 Tuesday 26th February 2019:

12:45: Meet at main pool bar (in between the beach and towel hut)
13:00: Pickup from Cable Beach at Melia Hotel
13:10 – 13:40: Swim with sea turtles
13:40: Head to the reef for some snorkeling time
14:10 - 14:40: Snorkeling
14:40: Beach time at Rose Island
15:30: Return trip
16:00: 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 Meredith Willmott noting the names of any accompanying guests joining you on the activity.

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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

Childcare

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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

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 (we can also accommodate 4:3 presentations) 
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

Download Abstract Template

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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease


25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Chairs

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 Monday 25th 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 Monday evening.

You will be grouped and called to the front of the room 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.

Download Abstract Template

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