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DNA Replication and Recombination (C2)

Organizer(s) Peter M. Burgers, Lorraine S. Symington and Johannes Walter
February 27—March 4, 2011
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 27, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 30, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 27, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 29, 2010

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
As the pathways that govern DNA replication and DNA recombination are better defined, there is exciting progress in our understanding of the basic mechanisms of these processes. There is also growing evidence that replication and recombination are intimately connected in order to resolve problems arising during DNA replication, and to define outcomes with respect to chromosome integrity. This meeting will integrate mechanistic insights from biochemical studies with cellular pathways that control DNA replication initiation and progression, DNA recombination, and responses to DNA damage. Specific plenary sessions will focus on DNA replication mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Recombination sessions will present progress in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying mitotic recombination, and on recombination-based responses to replication stress and DNA damage. Sessions will also address cell cycle checkpoint and chromatin structural responses to DNA damage. The plenary sessions will be conducted by invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, four related workshops will be conducted, with short talks selected from submitted abstracts.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 27, 2010 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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