Keystone Symposia: DNA Replication and Recombination

Venue: Keystone Resort

Location: Keystone, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 04, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 27, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 29, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 27, 2010
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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.