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Telomeric chromatin and telomere fragility

7 – 10 December 2015 | Singapore

About the workshop

Until recently, the prevailing view was that primarily telomere shortening influences ageing and carcinogenesis. However, telomere fragility has now been recognized as another major factor controlling these processes. Telomere fragility is mostly linked to replication stress, which occurs with high propensity at telomeres or sub-telomeric regions due to sequence repeats, specific chromatin structures or DNA topological constraints. By bringing together experts from different disciplines, we aim to discuss the latest developments as well as challenges in our understanding of the structure, function and pathology of telomeres in the context of genome replication and cell differentiation. Specifically, we will focus on mechanisms that either prevent DNA damage as a result of replication stress at telomeres or deal with lesions at telomeric regions in the wider context of the cell cycle. We will also discuss structural aspects of telomeric chromatin and how telomere specific chromatin conformations vary between cell types, e.g. pluripotent and cancer cells. Hence, the topic of the EMBO Workshop is novel, bringing together a unique set of speakers to discuss their work in the following sections: replication stress in general and specifically at telomeres; factors which act at stalled or collapsed replication forks at telomeres; specialized telomeric chromatin structures.

 

Registration deadline

5 October 2015

Abstract submission deadline

30 September 2015

Selected participants will be notified by

19 October 2015

Payment deadline

TBA

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Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

Registration deadline

5 October 2015

Abstract submission deadline

30 September 2015

Selected participants will be notified by

19 October 2015

Payment deadline

TBA

 

Submitter

For applicants who
submitted an abstract

Student/postdocs

 Free

  

Academic

 Free

  

Industry

 Free

  

Early

until 30 September 2015

Student/postdocs

SGD450

(~EUR300)

Academic

SGD600

(~EUR400)

Industry

SGD900

(~EUR600)

Regular

 
 

Student/postdocs

SGD600

(~EUR400)

Academic

SGD750

(~EUR500)

Industry

SGD1000

(~EUR650)

 

 

Registration fees include:

  • Participation in sessions
  • Workshop material
  • Coffee breaks, lunches, and 2 dinners on 7 and 8 Dec

 

Accommodation

Speakers and participants will be housed in the Nanyang Executive Centre, which is located on the campus of Nanyang Technological University.

 

Payment

Detailed account information will be sent by email to all selected participants upon registration. Only after the acceptance the participants may proceed with Registration fee payment.

 

Abstract Guidelines

The text of the abstract is limited to 400 words.

Abstracts are submitted via the online application link.

 

Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application.

 

Selection criteria

Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.
Please Note: Space is limited and preference will be given to early registered presenting authors who apply early.

 

Poster specifications

Posters should not exceed 1.4 m (length) x 1.0 m (width)

 

Travel Grant

Travel stipends for scientists based in Singapore to attend EMBO Courses & Workshops and The EMBO Meeting in Europe and for scientists based in Europe to attend the EMBO Workshop in Singapore – further details and the application form are available on the A*STAR website.

 

 

 

Contact

Loh Kwong Ping
Email: kploh@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: +65 6586-9690

 

 

 
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Venue

School of Biological Sciences - Main Lobby (map)
Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637551
Republic of Singapore

 

This EMBO Workshop is organized by the NTU Institute of Structural Biology from 7 to 10 December 2015 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The NTU Institute of Structural Biology (NISB) is a new initiative established in April 2014. The main aim of NISB is to integrate Structural Biology research across NTU to address important questions in biology and human diseases. It will also play a strategic role in the NTU Life/Biomedical Research Cluster that includes both LKC Medicine and SCELSE. NISB builds on the existing strengths and facilities at the School of Biological Sciences such as the newly established world-class electron microscopy EM laboratory, and the joint NTU-IMCB Centre located at Biopolis to create a state-of-the-art technology platform encompassing all structural methods. NISB will facilitate collaborations within NTU and between other Universities to ensure facilities and expertise are used to carry out high quality research.

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 50 and ranked 39th globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering

NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.
Hailing from 80 countries, the university's 4,300-strong faculty and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port.

Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.

 

Accommodation

Speakers and participants will be housed in the Nanyang Executive Centre (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/nec). Further accommodation information will be sent by email to all selected participants after registration.

The Nanyang Executive Centre Guesthouse is located in the same campus as the workshop venue. Shuttle transport will be provided to and fro the venue. All the guestrooms are adequately designed with a work area and other modern amenities to provide guests with a pleasant stay.

 

Directional Guide

The most convenient way of getting to NTU from Changi Airport is by taxi. Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival Halls. Have the taxi driver take East Coast Parkway (ECP), then Pan Island Expressway (PIE) going towards Tuas, and exit at Pioneer Road North.

At the main gate of the University, turn right into Nanyang Crescent. Not far away, you will be able to see a blue signage “Nanyang Executive Centre” on your left. Turn left, drive along and you will notice the prominent building.

The ride will take around 30 to 40 minutes in smooth traffic. Taxis from the airport levy a S$3 surcharge on top of the metered fare. Refer to the link here for a directional map.

 

 

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