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DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules - In Vitro and In Vivo Conference

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Registration Deadlines

Talk Submission – 20 Nov 2017

Poster Submission – 13 Dec 2017

Last Chance – 15 Dec 2017

Early bird – expired

DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules - In Vitro and In Vivo Conference

21 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018

Cancun, Mexico


The advent of single-molecule approaches has revolutionized our understanding of Molecular Biology. Combined advances in light microscopy, microfluidics, atomic force microscopy, and DNA sequencing have opened ways to bypass population averages and study individual molecular events for a variety of cellular processes. This meeting aims to present the most recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of biological processes involving DNA at the single-molecule level, using both in vivo and in vitro approaches.

Key Sessions will cover various aspects of:

  • DNA replication
  • DNA recombination
  • DNA repair
  • Transcription
  • Chromosome dynamics
  • Genomics

Each session will be divided into in vitro and in vivo sections to highlight differences and complementary information obtained.

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Target Audience

This conference will appeal to researchers interested in the study of DNA metabolic events at the single molecule level: both in vitro and in vivo. There will be significant focus on DNA replication, DNA recombination, DNA repair and transcription. In addition, we would encourage participation from groups involved in single cell sequencing/genomics.

Learning Objectives

To further understanding of:

  1. DNA metabolic processes
  2. Single molecule approaches in vitro and data analyses
  3. Live cell single molecule approaches
  4. Single cell genomics

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the normal rate and bring a student for only $745. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 21, 22, 23 Feb 2018 (on a shared basis for students, note guest rooms are open plan) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Emily Bicknell (emily@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Keynote Speaker

Steve Kowalczykowski (UC Davis)

Plenary Speakers

Yuri L. Lyubchenko (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Achillefs Kapanidis (University of Oxford)

Fuchou Tang (Peking University)

Carlos Bustamante (UC Berkeley)

Dave Sherratt (University of Oxford)

Peter Fraser (Babraham Institute)

Invited Speakers

Eli Rothenberg (New York University School of Medicine)

Michael O'Donnell (Rockefeller University)

Joseph Loparo (Harvard University)

Eric Galburt (Washington University in St. Louis)

Will Greenleaf (Stanford University)

Johan Elf (Uppsala University)

Mark Leake (University of York)

Jie Yan (National University of Singapore)

Jie Xiao (John Hopkins University)

Terence Strick (University of Paris)

Richard Ebright (Rutgers)

Nick Dixon (University of Wollongong)

Myron Goodman (University of Southern California)

Samir Hamdan (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Kiyoshi Mizuuchi (NIDDK)

Stephan Uphoff (University of Oxford)

Long Cai (Caltech)



All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Early Bird Full
Extra Night
Extra Night
Academic $1,748.00 $1,798.00 $626.00 $284.00 $292.00 $71.00
Industry $1,748.00 $1,798.00 $626.00 $284.00 $292.00 $71.00
Student $1,490.00 $1,540.00 $626.00 $284.00 $292.00 $71.00

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

Accompanying child fees and extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years of age. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa). 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a 24hour all inclusive service. Our registration and additional adult/child fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (21, 22 and 23 February 2018).
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – available at all restaurants according to operational hours or programmed events.
- International Bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars according to operational hours.
- Pool snacks and International Bar available by the glass at Pool Area.
- Minibar including: soft drinks, domestic beer, bottled water and coffee. Refreshed daily.
- 24 Hour Room Service.
- In Room amenity – Bottle of wine, per room, per stay.
- Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar).
- Complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel.

Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 1 Night
- Lunch on day of arrival
- Dinner on day of arrival
- Breakfast on day of departure
- International bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars from lunch on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure


Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Michael O'Donnell
    Michael O'Donnell
    Rockefeller University
  • Jie Xiao
    Jie Xiao
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Eric Galburt
    Eric Galburt
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Joseph Loparo
    Joseph Loparo
    Harvard Medical School
  • Eli Rothenberg
    Eli Rothenberg
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Johan Elf
    Johan Elf
    Uppsala University
  • Nicholas Dixon
    Nicholas Dixon
    University of Wollongong
  • Richard Ebright
    Richard Ebright
  • Stephan Uphoff
    Stephan Uphoff
    University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry
  • Myron Goodman
    Myron Goodman
    University of Southern California
  • Samir Hamdan
    Samir Hamdan
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Timothy Lohman
    Timothy Lohman
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kiyoshi Mizuuchi
    Kiyoshi Mizuuchi
    National Institutes of Health


Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:45 with opening comments on 21st February 2018. Registration and a welcome lunch should be available from 14:00. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 24th February 2018.


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Fiesta Americana Condesa

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue Rating
5 Stars
US Dollar (USD)
Fiesta Americana Condesa,
Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera,
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

Hotel Details

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme 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

  • Lagoon Pool
  • Extensive Health Club and Spa
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun is the 2015 Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and also received the Travellers Choice Award in 2014. 

The remains of ancient Mayan cities are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and no trip to Cancun would be complete without a visit to these majestic temples and pyramids set amongst lush tropical vegetation. We will be working very closely with a reputable tour company who will be organising trips to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Xcaret to name a few, some of which may require a full day. Full day excursions will be arranged pre or post conference and may be on an individual or group booking so we would recommend booking extra nights to extend your stay as early as possible to avoid disappointment should these excursions be of interest to you and/or your party. For further information please contact us.


Fiesta Americana Condesa

Cancun, Mexico

Venue Rating
5 Stars
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

Location Details

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.


Cancun International airport is just a short 20-minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa 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 Transfers

Canada Transfers are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Canada Transfers team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Canada Transfers will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. To arrange transportation please use the online booking facility (see link below).

Private Transportation Booking: 


Private Transportation

The private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, plus luggage. Private Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Unit for 1 - 3 Passengers- $30.00 usd (one way) / $48.00 usd (round trip)
Unit for 4 - 7 Passengers- $35.00 usd (one way) / $57.00 usd (round trip)
Unit for 8 - 10 Passengers- $44.00 usd (one way) / $71.00 usd (round trip)
(Prices do not include gratuity)

*please note prices will increase after December 31st 2017

-Private van with bilingual driver
-Amenities on arrival (Bottled water per person and facial fresh towels)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Canada Transfers at least 24hours in advance; if Canada Transfers are not informed within 24hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Canada Transfers team will greet you and escort you to the group transportation. For more information please see the Canada Transfers arrival guide.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Printed confirmation of arrival and return transfers must be printed and handed to the driver.

Please use the following link to make reservations:


Payment can be made online via Paypal (4% commission charge) or cash to the driver upon arrival.

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Canada Transfers as transportation is not included within the registration package **

If you have any questions regarding private transfers, please contact Canada Transfers directly:

Telephone: 011 52 (998) 886 2049
Email: customer@comforttravelcancun.com

Super Shuttle Service

If a private transfer isn’t of interest, then please visit the Super Shuttle website for more information regarding shuttle services, prices start from $10.

Super Shuttle website: https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/cancuncun/

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Super Shuttle as transportation is not included within the registration package **


Details will be available at a later date.

Group Activities

To be announced

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 20 Nov 2017

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline:  
13 September 2017

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Poster Deadline: 13 Dec 2017

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 13 December 2017 

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

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 


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