The 2015 IMB Conference will explore cutting edge research in the fields of DNA repair and genome stability within chromatin environments.
The conference will cover local chromatin events and their implications for genome stability, such as the functions of chromatin remodellers and posttranslational modifications in various DNA repair and damage signalling pathways.
The global consequences of chromatin structure, such as the modulation of nuclear dynamics and the relevance of higher-order chromatin for accessibility and damage processing will also be explored.
Scientific talks will be structured into the following themes:
- DNA damage signalling and checkpoint activation in chromatin
- Influence of chromatin on damage processing and repair
- Replication of chromatin in the presence of DNA damage
- Chromatin dynamics and remodelling in response to DNA damage
The combined expertise represented by the panel of speakers who will present their unpublished research is expected to provide an environment to integrate newly emerging information into conceptual advances in the field.
This conference will be a unique opportunity for all participants to learn about the latest discoveries, talk about their own findings and initiate research partnerships. We hope that the ideas and concepts developed during the conference will result in exciting collaborations. Anyone interested is welcome to attend and can register here.
Call for Abstracts
The conference organisers invite the submission of abstracts for short talks or posters. For more information about abstract submission, please click here.
The conference will take place from 4- 7 June 2015. Most of the meeting will be dedicated to plenary lectures from invited speakers as well as short talks. Short talks will be invited based upon submitted abstracts and speakers will be chosen to ensure the topics presented are at the cutting edge of research and are complementary to the plenary lectures. There will also be a poster session where selected participants can present their research.
The schedule also includes social activities, such as a welcome reception, lunch and coffee breaks as well as an afternoon sightseeing excursion and conference dinner. These events will ensure that there will be plenty of opportunities for informal discussions and networking.
The full conference schedule is available here.
The target audience of the conference is scientists and researchers who focus on or have an interest in basic or applied aspects of DNA repair, chromatin biology and genome stability, including those with an interest in cellular reprogramming and regenerative medicine.
Due to the conference focus being highly relevant to medical research it is also expected that the event will be of interest to clinical researchers and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry. It will therefore be a very interdisciplinary meeting.