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This meeting took place in 2005

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Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Recombination (A1)

Organizer(s) Stephen P. Bell and Roland Kanaar
January 5—11, 2005
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 15, 2004
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 5, 2004

Supported by The Director's 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 a comprehensive coverage of the central aspects of both fields, including the traditional studies of biochemical mechanisms, how structural biology is informing our understanding of molecular function, and how biochemical mechanisms are expanding our understanding of biological function. Recent studies make it clear that the stability of the genome relies upon coordinated function of these two events, particularly at the DNA replication fork. This meeting provides a special opportunity for people working in replication and recombination to benefit from a comprehensive view, spanning complex biological concepts to atomic detail. The fact that the meeting is "open" ensures maximum exposure and accessibility for speakers and participants. The inclusion of workshops provides the opportunity for more junior members of the field (including graduate students and postdocs) to present their work and to explore work being performed in the broader field. Finally, the diversity of topics covered by this meeting exposes the participants to a broader spectrum of ideas, techniques and results than the more focused meetings we normally attend. Past meetings have facilitated important interactions between the replication and recombination fields and we anticipate that this will continue. The last meeting of this type was held in January 2002 and the many significant developments in the intervening time will make this a timely and exciting meeting.

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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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