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Genomic Instability
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Genomic instability (GIN) is the cause of many diseases including cancers and genetic disorders such as Ataxia Telangiectasia, Fanconi anemia, Bloom’s syndrome, Cockayne’s syndrome, Fragile X, Nijmegen breakage syndrome, Werner syndrome and Xeroderma pigmentosa, to name a few. The major source of genomic instability comes from errors in DNA replication, repair and recombination (3R).

The 2014 conference on Genomic Instability is designed to address diverse research areas focused on genomic instability caused by DNA transaction mechanisms under stress that evoke the DNA damage checkpoint response. Cutting edge research will be presented on the molecular mechanisms involved in the repair and processing of abnormal DNA structures, signaling pathways for S phase checkpoint, and the biological consequences of errors introduced by these processes. Topics to be covered include replication fidelity, chromosome segregation and aneuploidy, GIN-induced cancer, aging and developmental defects, as well as therapeutic targets in DNA repair.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Genomic Instability" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Genomic Instability Jul 22-27 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Anja Groth
Anindya Dutta
2016 Genomic Instability
DNA Packaging, Replication, and Repair
Jul 24-29 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Robert S. Weiss
Junjie Chen
2014 Genomic Instability
Mechanisms That Cause DNA Damage and Related Diseases
Jul 6-11 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Bik K. Tye
Marco Foiani
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