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Genome Integrity Discussion Group June 2006

Genome Integrity Discussion Group June 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By


Organizers: Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University; John Petrini, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Rodney Rothstein, Columbia University

The greater New York metropolitan area has become a leading center for research on chromosome biology and function, as well as for research at the interface between chromosome integrity and cell cycle regulation. The Genome Integrity meetings are a part of the Frontiers of Science Program at the New York Academy of Sciences, under which the Academy sponsors a series of discussion groups in many frontier areas of science.


5:00 - 6:00: Poster Session

6:00 - 7:00: Keynote Presentation:

Jiri Lukas, Institute of Cancer Biology and Centre for Genotoxic Stress Research, Danish Cancer Society, "'DNA Damage Checkpoints and Genome Integrity: Functional Analysis by Real-time Imaging of Genome Maintenance Proteins."

7:00 - 8:00: Student and Postdoc Presentations:

Catherine Suski, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, "Resolution of Opposing Replication Forks by RecQ and Topoisomerase III in Escherichia Coli."

Catherine Smith, Columbia University, "Recombination Dependent Replication Can Occur by a Template Switching Mechanism."

Eros Lazzerini Denchi, The Rockefeller University, "Hepatocytes with Extensive Telomere Deprotection and Fusion Remain Viable and Regenerate Liver Mass Through Endoreduplication."

Jennifer Posey, New York University School of Medicine, "Target DNA Structure Plays a Critical Role in Rag Transposition."