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Genome Integrity Discussion Group June 2008

Genome Integrity Discussion Group June 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By


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

The Genome Integrity meetings are a part of the Frontiers of Science Program at the New York Academy of Sciences, under which the Academy is starting a series of discussion groups in many frontier areas of science. Meeting four to five times each year, this group provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and form research collaborations among investigators active in the field.


2:00 – 3:00: Keynote Presentation

DNA Repair and the Connection between Cancer and Aging

Jan Hoeijmakers, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

3:00 – 3:30: Break

3:30 – 4:45: Student and Postdoc Presentations

Nadya Dimitrova, Rockefeller University (de Lange lab)

Takehiko Usui, Sloan-Kettering Institute (Petrini lab)

Lisa Postow, Rockefeller University (Funabiki lab)

Eleni P. Mimitou, Columbia University Medical Center (Symington lab)

4:45 – 7:00: Poster Session & Reception