Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2002

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Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Recombination (A1)

Organizer(s) Kenneth J. Marians and Rodney J. Rothstein
January 7—13, 2002
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, UT USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 17, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 7, 2001

Sponsored by The Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The Keystone Symposium on DNA Replication and Recombination is the only meeting of its type that draws large numbers of participants from both fields. The meeting has been designed to have comprehensive coverage of central aspects of the fields, including the traditional studies of biochemical mechanisms, how structural biology is informing studies of biochemical mechanisms, how understanding biochemical mechanisms is informing our understanding of the biology of the systems, and how the molecular genetics of the maintenance of genome integrity is revealing new targets and directing studies of biochemical mechanisms. The last meeting of this type was held in February 1999. Since then there have been many significant developments that should make the 2002 meeting both a timely and exciting one.

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Scholarship / Award Information


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.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

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

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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