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Spatial Genome Organization Conference

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Registration Deadlines

Early bird – 08 Oct 2018

Talk Submission – 02 Nov 2018

Last Chance – 14 Dec 2018

Poster Submission – 14 Dec 2018

Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The Nucleome in Basic Biology and Disease

25 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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 Grants 

We currently have 2 x $800 grants available for students to attend the conference. To apply please send the following to Meredith Willmott (meredith@fusion-conferences.com) by Monday 08th October: 

  • Name and a 300 word description of your current research
  • Why you would benefit from attending the conference
  • An abstract for talk or poster consideration

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,822 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 25th, 26th, 27th 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 Meredith Willmott to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: 

Andrés Aguilera (University of Seville)
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)
Tom Misteli (National Cancer Institute)

Confirmed Invited Speakers: 

Irene Chiolo (University of Southern California)
Jennifer Cobb (University of Calgary)
Philippe Collas (University of Oslo)
DYNAMIC TAD CLIQUES SHAPE THE 4D NUCLEOME DURING DIFFERENTIATION
Yves Barral (ETH Zurich)
THE CONTROL OF CHROMOSOME CONDENSATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES BEYOND MITOSIS
Damien D'Amours (University of Ottawa)
AN UNEXPECTED ROLE FOR MICROTUBULES IN THE CELLULAR RESPONSE TO REPLICATION STRESS
Josée Dostie (McGill University)
Vincent Dion (University of Lausanne)
DNA-DNA CONTACTS AT EXPANDED CAG/CTG REPEATS
Emmanuelle Fabre (Inserm)
Jean Gautier (Columbia University)
SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF DNA DAMAGE REPAIR
Rajan Jain (Perelman School of Medicine)
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)
Stephen Lee (University of Miami)
Francisca Lottersberger (Linköping University)
Marina Lusic (Heidelberg University Hospital)
Yijun Ruan (The Jackson Lab)
Thomas Sexton (Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Juanma Vaquerizas (Max Planck Insitute)
CHROMATIN CONFORMATION DURING EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT
Richard Wozniak (University of Alberta)
Chao-ting Wu (Harvard Medical School)
Christophe Zimmer (Institut Pasteur) 

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.

 

 

Sponsors

Prices

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

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,822.00 $1,922.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Industry $1,822.00 $1,922.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Student $1,533.00 $1,633.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00

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 February 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 years and older are 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.

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Yves Barral
    Yves Barral
    ETH Zuerich
  • Philippe Collas
    Philippe Collas
    University of Oslo
  • Francisca Lottersberger
    Francisca Lottersberger
    Linköping University
  • Christophe Zimmer
    Christophe Zimmer
    Institut Pasteur
  • Emmanuelle FABRE
    Emmanuelle FABRE
    INSERM U944
  • Brooke LaFlamme
    Brooke LaFlamme
    Springer Nature
  • Rajan Jain
    Rajan Jain
    Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Vincent Dion
    Vincent Dion
    University of Lausanne
  • Marina Lusic
    Marina Lusic
    Heidelberg University Clinic
  • Stephen  Lee
    Stephen Lee
    University of Miami
  • Megan King
    Megan King
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Richard Wozniak
    Richard Wozniak
    Univeristy of Alberta
  • Ting (C.-ting) Wu
    Ting (C.-ting) Wu
    Harvard Medical School
  • THOMAS SEXTON
    THOMAS SEXTON
    CERBM GIE

Programme

MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2019

13:15 – 14:00

Student & Postdoc Networking Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:00

Registration & Welcome Reception

 

Nuclear and subnuclear structure and function
Peter Fraser

15:00 – 15:10

Opening Comments

 

15:10 – 15:45

Plenary: Tom Misteli
NIH

TBC

 

15:45 – 16:10

Karim Mekhail 
University of Toronto

INTERGENIC NON-CODING RNAS IN GENOME STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

 

16:10 – 16:35

Richard Wozniak
University of Alberta

TBC

 

16:35 – 17:00

Stephen Lee
University of Miami

TBC

 

17:00 – 17:25

Emmanuelle Fabre
INSERM

TBC

 

17:25 – 18:10

Refreshments

 

17:10 – 18:35

Christophe Zimmer
Institut Pasteur

TBC

 

18:35 – 18:50

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

 

18:50 – 19:05

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

 

19:05 – 19:20

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

 

19:20 – 19:55

Meet the Poster Presenters I
Moderators: TBC

 

19:25 – 19:55

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Drinks

 

19:55

Group Dinner

 

TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Topologically associated domains and similar domains
Tom Misteli

09:00 – 09:35

Plenary: Peter Fraser
The Babraham Institute

TBC

09:35 – 09:50

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

09:50 – 10:15

Josée Dostie
McGill University

TBC

10:15 – 10:40

Yijun Ruan
The Jackson Laboratory

TBC

10:40 – 11:25

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:25 – 11:50

Philippe Collas
University of Oslo

DYNAMIC TAD CLIQUES SHAPE THE 4D NUCLEOME DURING DIFFERENTIATION

11:50 – 12:15

Chao-ting Wu
Harvard Medical School

TBC

12:15 - 16:50 

Group Lunch & Free Time

13:00 – 16:00

Group Activity: TBC

Signaling cues, cellular states and genome organization
Daniel Durocher

16:50 – 17:25

Plenary: Wendy Bickmore
The University of Edinburgh 

THE REMOTE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION

17:25 – 17:50

Damien D’Amours
University of Ottawa

CHARTING THE GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE

17:50 – 18:15

Jennifer Cobb
University of Calgary

TBC

18:15 – 20:05

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:05

Group Dinner

WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2019

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast at The Market Place

Genome dynamics in DNA repair
Wendy Bickmore

09:00 – 09:25

Evi Soutoglou 
IGBMC

TBC

09:25 – 09:45

Roxanne Oshidari
University of Toronto

NUCLEAR MICROTUBULE FILAMENTS IN DAMAGED DNA MOBILITY AND REPAIR

09:45 – 10:20

Francisca Lottersberger
Linköping University

TBC

10:20 – 10:45

Irene Chiolo
University of Southern California

TBC

10:45 – 11:25

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

11:25 – 11:50

Jean Gautier
Columbia University

SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF DNA DAMAGE REPAIR

11:50 – 12:15

Megan King
Yale University

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

12:15 – 12:30

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

12:30 – 16:30

Group Lunch & Free Time

Genome organization in health, aging and disease
Andrés Aguilera

16:30 – 16:55

Plenary: Daniel Durocher
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

TBC

16:55 – 17:10

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

17:10 – 17:35

Yves Barral
ETH Zurich

THE CONTROL OF CHROMOSOME CONDENSATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES BEYOND MITOSIS

17:35 – 17:50

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

17:50 – 18:35

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

18:35 – 19:00

Rajan Jain
University of Pennsylvania

TBC

19:00 – 19:25

Vincent Dion
University of Lausanne

DNA-DNA CONTACTS AT EXPANDED CAG/CTG REPEATS

19:25 – 19:40

Marina Lusic
Heidelberg University Hospital 

TBC

19:40 – 19:55

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

20:00

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
Evi Soutoglou

09:00 – 09:35

Plenary: Andrés Aguilera
University of Seville

TBC

09:35 – 10:00

Thomas Sexton
Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology

TBC

10:00 – 10:25

Juanam Vaquerizas
Max Planck Insitute

CHROMATIN CONFORMATION DURING EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT

10:25 – 10:40

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

10:40 – 11:10

Refreshments

Workshops – Technological advances and publishing trends
Karim Mekhail

11:10 – 11:35

Invited
Organisation

TBC

11:35 – 12:00

Invited
Organisation

TBC

12:00 – 12:15

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

12:15 – 12:30

Short Talk
Organisation

TBC

12:30 – 12:40

Closing Comments

Sponsors

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Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

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

Hotel Details

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

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Location Details

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.

 

Transport

Local  Airport

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort is located just 9km from Lynden Pindling International Airport, approximately 10-15 minutes journey time. Formerly known as Nassau International Airport, it is the largest airport in the Bahamas and provides an international gateway into the country.

We will be partnering with a local reputable company that will provide transportation services for our attendees. Further information will be available nearer the time.

Activities

Several activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Sports: Volleyball / basketball
  • Fitness classes
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Further tours and excursion information will be available shortly.

Group Activities

Further information will be available nearer the time.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 02 Nov 2018

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.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

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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