Berlin, Germany : 29 October - 1 November 2017
The maintenance of genome stability takes place in a chromatin environment, and it is increasingly evident that epigenetic regulation is a key component of genome stability. Notably, epigenetic pathways are frequently perturbed in cancer cells. Understanding the interplay between epigenetic regulation and genome stability at a molecular level is critical to cancer biology and has important translational implications.
The programme will address the challenges of understanding this complex field and will emphasise new experimental systems for interrogating these pathways. While the emphasis is on understanding molecular mechanisms of epigenetic impacts on genome stability, we will also consider how recent advances can be exploited in the clinic.
This conference will bring together basic researchers working at the cutting edge of this field, and will cover some of the most recent advances in understanding epigenetic impacts on genome instability. During the meeting, there will be great opportunities for young scientists to meet the experts in the field, and we aim to create an open and engaging environment for discussion.
Epigenetic aspects of DNA damage signalling
Chromatin remodelling and histone modifications in DNA repair and replication
Chromatin environment and its influence on DNA repair mechanisms
Epigenetic regulation of chromosome organisation and segregation
Histone chaperones, non-coding RNAs, and genome stability
Scientific Programme Committee: Jessica Downs (chair), Susan Gasser, Penny Jeggo
Bursary application deadline:
11 September 2017
Abstract submission deadline:
11 September 2017
02 October 2017
Harnack House, conference venue of the Max Planck Society.
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