DNA Polymerases: Biology, Diseases and Biomedical Applications Conference 2014
DNA Polymerases: Biology, Diseases and Biomedical Applications Conference 2014 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.