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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

DNA Damage Responses and Cancer: Innovations from Radiobiology to Radiotherapy

Cambridge, UK : 30 March - 1 April 2020

Scientific Programme

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11:30

Registration

12:00

Welcome Lunch & Trade Exhibition

13:00

Conference Welcome

Scientific Programme Committee

Session 1: DNA damage responses I

Chair: Verena Jendrossek

13:05

Opening Keynote Lecture

Steve Jackson Gurdon Institute, UK

"Cellular responses to DNA damage: mechanistic insights and applications in cancer therapy"

13:50

Laurence Pearl University of Sussex, UK

"Phosphorylation-dependent assembly of DNA damage response complexes"

14:20

Sven Rottenberg University of Bern, Switzerland

"Mechanisms of radiotherapy response in BRCA1-mutated mouse models for hereditary breast cancer"

14:50

Exhibitor Introductions

Informal 60-second introductions by each company

15:00

Coffee Break & Trade Exhibition

Session 2: Epigenetics and genome instability

Chair: Conchita Vens

15:30

Timothy Humphrey University of Oxford, UK

16:00

Gaëlle Legube CBI Toulouse, France

"Chromosome and chromatin dynamics at DSB"

16:30

Profferred Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

16:45

Jessica Downs ICR, UK

"The PBAF chromatin remodelling complex maintains genome stability and prevents tumourigenesis"

17:15

Poster Spotlights

3 top scoring abstracts presented as three minute talks

17:25

Networking Reception

including drinks and light food

18:00

Poster Discussion Session 1

08:30

Poster Viewing & Trade Exhibition

Tea/coffee available

09:00

Industry Spotlight - Premium Sponsor

Session 3: Immunology and radiation responses

Chair: Peter Glazer

09:15

Roger Greenberg UPenn, USA

"DNA Damage Signaling to the Immune System"

09:45

Amato Giaccia University of Oxford, UK

10:15

Profferred Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

10:30

Coffee Break & Trade Exhibition

11:00

Sandra Demaria Cornell, USA

11:30

Verena Jendrossek Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

"Targeting metabolic reprogramming for improving radiotherapy outcome"

12:00

Poster Spotlights

3 top scoring abstracts presented as three minute talks

12:10

Industry Symposium - Elite Sponsor

12:40

Lunch & Trade Exhibition

13:15

Poster Discussion Session 2

Session 4: DNA damage responses II

Chair: Tim Humphrey

14:45

Patricia Opresko UPitt, USA

"The impact of oxidative DNA damage on telomere maintenance"

15:15

Conchita Vens NKI, Netherlands

15:45

Profferred Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

16:00

Coffee Break & Trade Exhibition

16:30

Anthony Chalmers University of Glasgow, UK

"Combining radiotherapy with inhibitors of the DNA damage response: scientific rationale and early clinical experience"

17:00

Panel Discussion

19:30

Conference Dinner

Optional ticketed dinner

08:30

Poster Viewing & Trade Exhibition

Tea/coffee available

09:00

Industry Spotlight - Premium Sponsor

Session 5: Transcription

Chair: Jessica Downs

09:15

Meet the Expert Talk

09:45

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna IFOM, Italy

"The role of RNA in DNA damage response"

10:30

Marianne Farnebo Karolinska Institute, Sweden

"Roles of RNA in DNA repair and chromatin structure"

Session 6: Metabolism

11:00

Coffee Break & Trade Exhibition

11:30

Profferred Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

11:45

Ester Hammond OIRO, UK

"The hypoxia-induced DNA damage response"

12:15

Closing Keynote Lecture

Peter Glazer Yale, USA

"Oncometabolites, DNA repair, and cancer therapy"

13:00

Summary & Awards

Scientific Programme Committee

13:15

Lunch & Depart

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
27 January 2020

Abstract submission deadline:
27 January 2020

Registration deadline:
02 March 2020

Session at Churchill College. 

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