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Mechanisms of Recombination conference

A three day conference featuring talks, poster presentations  and discussions

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
May 20-22, 2018


  • ​​​​Recombination mechanisms
  • Links between replication and recombination 
  • Maintenance of genome stability 
  • Chromosome interactions and meiosis

Recombination mechanisms
Links between replication and recombination 
Maintenance of genome stability 
Chromosome interactions and meiosis Recombination mechanisms
Links between replication and recombination 
Maintenance of genome stability 
Chromosome interactions and meiosis 


Genetic recombination provides an important mechanism for the repair of chromosome breaks caused by DNA damage or replication fork demise. Defects in the recombination process have been linked to cancer predisposition, in particular breast cancers caused by mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2, and also acute leukemias associated with the rare genetic disease Fanconi anemia. Understanding precisely how recombination occurs is of interest to workers in the fields of meiosis, DNA repair, replication, chromosome architecture and interactions, and chromatin biology.


Start: Sunday, May 20, 9.00am              Finish: Tuesday, May 22, 6.45pm

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* Note, these times are subject to change.


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The deadline for short talk and poster abstracts has passed.

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Conference registration has closed. If you wish to register, please contact the Abcam Events Team.

Early bird

before Feb 5

Feb 6 - Mar 26


Mar 27 - April 27


Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to scientific sessions and conference materials
  • Dedicated poster sessions
  • Refreshments, lunches and dinners during the conference
  • Conference evening social event 

Confirmation note: All registered attendees will receive a email confirmation from within 48 hours of registering. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the Abcam Events Team to confirm your registration.  

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Conference venue: The Francis Crick Institute


​​The conference will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London. 

The Francis Crick Institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Local public transport

​​The Francis Crick Institute is located a short walk from three major train stations (Kings Cross Station, St. Pancras Station and Euston Station as well as being close to both London Underground stations and public bus routes. 

Travel from Heathrow to central London:
The easiest way is to take the London Underground (tube), Piccadilly line from Heathrow Airport. For delegates staying at the Hilton London Euston hotel, please get off at King's Cross station (approx. 50 minutes). For multiple travel around London, Oyster cards can be purchased at Heathrow and most other stations

An alternative route is to take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington station (approx. 15 mins, £22.00 on the day or £12.10 when booked in advance) and change to take the Circle line (tube) from Paddington station to Euston Square station (approx. 10 mins) .


The Hilton London Euston hotel is the recommended conference hotel and is located 3 minutes (walk) from Euston Station and 10 minutes (walk) from King's Cross St. Pancras Stations, the Eurostar terminal, and the Francis Crick Institute (conference venue).

Online room reservation has closed. Please contact the Hilton London Euston hotel directly for availability and rates.

Information on alternative accommodation options can be found on the Visit London website, the official website for visitors to London. It offers comprehensive guides to accommodation, transport and attractions.

* Important note *
Abcam does not have an affiliated hotel agency for this event.
Please be careful of direct approaches from companies offering hotel reservations for this event. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancelation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to Abcam.

Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancelation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.
  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable.
  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I submit an abstract?
    Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process. 
  • What happens if I've registered but cannot attend?
    Substitute delegates can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.
  • Do I need insurance?
    As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance.
  • What do I need to get into the country? 
    Please ensure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operation for nationals of your country.
  • Are there exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities?​
    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please e-mail the Abcam Events Team for more information.
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