DNA Polymerases Conference

DNA Polymerases: Biology, Diseases and Biomedical Applications Conference 2014

This will be the third specialized meeting on DNA polymerases. The first meeting was held in 2010 in Ascona, Switzerland and the most recent meeting was held in 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Similar to the two previous meetings, this meeting will attract around 100 participants. The current meeting will specifically focus on advances that provide mechanistic understanding of how DNA polymerases influence genome integrity, with emphasis on the means by which these pathways intersect rare human genetic diseases, such as, cancer, neurodegeneration and aging.

The four main sessions of the 3.5 day meeting will consider:

Structure and function of DNA polymerases
Biology and regulation of DNA polymerases
The roles of DNA polymerases in human diseases
Evolution of DNA polymerases for new applications
The goals of the meeting are to identify new avenues of investigation, to define therapeutic strategies for the maintenance of genome integrity, to stimulate collaborations between academic, government and industry scientist, and to foster the long-term development of research into DNA polymerases. We hope that you will be able to join us at Robinson College, for what we anticipate will be a stimulating and thought provoking meeting on all aspects of DNA polymerase biology.

We are pleased to annouce that the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS) will offer 5 bursaries to cover the cost of the meeting registration. Preference will be given to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are UKEMS members. For details on how to apply for the bursary, please click here.


In conjunction with the conference, “DNA Repair” will publish a special issue dedicated to DNA polymerase research. Attendees are therefore encouraged to submit original scientific manuscripts in the subject area to the journal to be considered for publication in the special issue. All manuscripts will undergo peer-review and must meet the normal standards for publication in DNA Repair. The deadline for consideration of a submitted manuscript is September 4th, 2014, but authors are encouraged to submit earlier, so as to help speed the review process. It is anticipated that the special issue of DNA Repair focusing on “DNA polymerases” will be published in early 2015.…
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This Conference will be chaired by Roger Woodgate of NIH, please see the event webpage for a full list of confirmed speakers

31 Aug - 4 Sep 2014

Cambridge, UK
United Kingdom
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