Mechanisms of Recombination 2018

20, 21 and 22 May 2018

This three day conference organised in conjunction with Abcam will focus on the following topics: recombination mechanisms; links between replication and recombination; maintenance of genome stability; chromosome interactions and meiosis.

Genetic recombination provides an important mechanism for the repair of chromosome breaks caused by DNA damage or replication fork demise. Defects in recombinational repair have been linked to cancer predisposition, in particular breast cancers caused by mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2, and also acute leukemias associated with the rare genetic disease Fanconi anemia. Understanding how recombination occurs is of interest to workers in the fields of meiosis, DNA repair, replication, chromosome architecture and interactions, and chromatin biology.

February 5: Talk abstract and early bird registration deadline.

March 26: Poster abstract submission and standard registrations.

Register via the Abcam website.