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Mechanisms of Recombination conference

A list of confirmed speakers and their talk titles

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

Provisional program

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* Note, these times are provisional and subject to change.

Speaker list

  • Andrés Aguilera (CABIMER, Spain)
    Role of chromatin in DSB repair via SCE
  • Douglas Bishop (University of Chicago, US)
    A primary function of the ATPase activity of E. coli RecA is to prevent accumulation of a toxic form of the protein bound to undamaged chromosomal sites
  • Simon Boulton (The Francis Crick Institute, UK) 
  • Dana Branzei (IFOM, the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Italy) 
    Rewiring of DNA damage tolerance mechanisms at the replication fork

    Rewiring of DNA damage tolerance mechanisms at the replication fork
  • Dan Camerini-Otero (NIH, US)
    Linking meiotic replication and recombination in mice and humans
  • Tony Carr (University of Sussex, UK)
    Mechanisms of restarted DNA replication
  • Petr Cejka (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    Mechanisms of DNA end resection
  • Bernard de Massy (CNRS, France)
    Mechanism and regulation of meiotic DNA double strand break formation
  • Titia de Lange (The Rockefeller University, US)
    ​Recombination at telomeres
  • Pierre-Henri Gaillard (Marseilles Cancer Research Center, France)
    SLX in the City
  • James Haber (Brandeis University, US)
    Stability and instability in the repair of a broken chromosome
  • Wolf-Dietrich Heyer (University of California - Davis, US)
    Homologous recombination and chromosomal rearrangements
  • Neil Hunter (University of California - Davis, US)
    Joint molecule metabolism during meiotic recombination
  • Maria Jasin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
    Protecting the genome by homologous recombination
  • Sue Jinks-Robertson (Duke University, US)
    Repair of mitotic double-strand breaks:  does end structure matter?
  • Roland Kanaar (Erasmus MC, The Netherlands)
    Pathways of illegitimate recombination
  • Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
    When good breaks go bad: germline genome rearrangements
  • Steve Kowalczykowski (University of California - Davis, US)
    Molecular functions of BRCA1 and RAD51 paralogs in homologous recombination
  • Michael Lichten (National Cancer Institute, US)
    Meiotic recombination intermediate metabolism
  • Susan Lovett (Brandeis University, US)
    Biochemical analysis of E. coli gap repair proteins
  • Kenneth Marians (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
  • Joao Matos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    Regulation of structure-selective endonucleases during meiosis: implications for crossover maturation and patterning
  • Kathy Niakan (The Francis Crick Institute, UK)
    Gene editing in human embryos
  • Alain Nicolas (Institut Curie, France)
    Mechanisms of genetic diversification in yeasts: mutatonal landscapes and reversion of meiosis
  • Tanya Paull (University of Texas, US)
    The MRN complex and regulation of recombination in eukaryotic cells
  • John Petrini (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
    The Mre11 – Nbs1 interface: ATM signaling and tumor suppression
  • Boris Pfander (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)
    Cell cycle control of JM resolution
  • Rodney Rothstein (Columbia University, US)
    Increased chromosome mobility after DNA damage
  • Jeff Sekelsky (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, US)
    Interactions between homologous recombination and DNA polymerase theta-mediated end joining
  • Akira Shinohara (Osaka University, Japan)
    Assembly and disassembly of two RecA homologs Rad51 and Dmc1 recombination complexes
  • Maria Spies (University of Iowa, US)
    Conformational dynamics in the RAD52 function
  • Patrick Sung (Yale University, US)
    Roles of BRCA complexes in homology-directed DNA repair
  • Anne Villeneuve (Stanford University, US)
    Spatial and temporal organization of meiotic DSB repair
  • Stephen West (The Francis Crick Institute, UK)
    Resolution of DNA replication/recombination intermediates by MUS81 and GEN1
  • Dale Wigley (Imperial College London, UK)
    Structure and mechanism of the Ino80 chromatin remodelling complex
  • Xiaolan Zhao (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
    Regulation of recombinational repair​

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