Relevant Conferences & Meetings

5th AEK Autumn School: Replication Stress in Cancer
Virtual venue, 23-25 November 2020

The focus of this autumn school will be to inspire and guide the young scientists. Beyond lecturing their projects will be critically discussed, which in the previous autumn schools has often significantly improved the design and outcome of their projects. Francesca Pisani is a speaker

Fusion Conference: 3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference
To be held in Lisbona, Portugal, 5-8 October 2020

This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary group of biologists and clinician scientists, together with industry-based drug development specialists to facilitate the development of collaborative and synergistic relationships, with the ultimate aim of accelerating the development of new prognostic or therapeutic tools to alleviate human disease. Organised by Ian Hickson.

Cold Spring Harbor Asia: DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease
To be held in Suzhou, China, 12-16 October 2020

The conference will cover the latest findings across many topics in DNA metabolism, including DNA replication & replication fork stability, Repair of DNA lesions, Chromatin structure & DNA metabolism, Genomic instability & disease. Ian Hickson is a Keynote speaker.

Arturo Falaschi Conference: At the intersection of DNA Replication and genome maintenance: from mechanisms to therapy
To be held in Trieste, Italy, 29 June - 2 July 2020. Postponed to 21-24 June 2021 due the global COVID-19 pandemic.

A unique forum to discuss the most recent and unpublished findings on the basic biology of replication fork perturbation and repair as well as on our current understanding of how replicative stress drives cancer and aging. Organised by our partner Alessandro Vindigni.

Gordon Conference: Uncovering Physical Principles of Life with Single Molecule Approaches
To be held in Castelldefels, Spain, 5-10 July 2020

In the last two decades, single-molecule approaches have changed the way we think about life, eliminating the need to average over ensembles of molecules to give unprecedented insights in many biological processes. This Conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers who develop single-molecule methodologies and apply them to solve outstanding problems in biology. Gijs Wuite is a Discussion Leader.

Abcam Meeting: Mechanisms of Recombination conference
To be held in Cambridge, UK, 29 April-3 May 2020

The conference is focused on exploring the various sources of DNA damage, how DNA lesions are detected and repaired, and the cellular Genetic recombination provides an important mechanism for the repair of chromosome breaks caused by DNA damage or replication fork demise. Defects in the recombination process 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 precisely how recombination occurs is of interest to workers in the fields of meiosis, DNA repair, replication, chromosome architecture and interactions, and chromatin biology. Ian Hickson and Ying Liu are invited speakers.

Gordon Conference: DNA Damage Responses, Cancer Susceptibilities and Therapies
To be held in Ventura, California, US, 1-6 March 2020

The conference is focused on exploring the various sources of DNA damage, how DNA lesions are detected and repaired, and the cellular consequences of repair.

Fusion Conference: 4th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference
To be held in Nassau, Bahamas, 16-20 February 2020

Intertwined roles of repair with replication and transcription are emerging for dynamic complexes acting in genome stability and its loss in cancer. The 4th DNA Repair/Replication Structures & Cancer conference in February 2020 will focus on structural and mechanistic insights into dynamic protein, chromatin, DNA and RNA complexes acting in DNA repair and its interface with DNA replication and transcription events relevant to cancer.

Fusion Conference: 2nd DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules - In Vitro and In Vivo Conference
To be held in Nassau, Bahamas, 20-23 February 2020

The advent of single-molecule approaches has revolutionized our understanding of Molecular Biology. This meeting aims to present the most recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of DNA metabolic processes at the single-molecule level, using both in vivo and in vitro approaches. Gijs Wuite is an Invited Speaker.

Career Development Workshop for Women in Physics
Trieste, 28 October - 1 November 2019

A workshop that deal with the various non-academic skills that are needed to succeed in a career in science, that male scientists often acquire through the old boys' network, but that women, being more isolated and thus lacking mentors, may find harder to pick up. Silvia Onesti contributes to two panel discussions: "Balancing Career and Family (30th October, 11:15) and "How to pick a Research Topic" (31st October, 10:45).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 859853