About FEBS 3+ 2020 Machines on Genes

FEBS 3+ 2020 Machines on Genes

FEBS3+ Meeting: 86th Harden Conference – Machines on Genes, May 3-7 in Alicante, Spain.

From bacteria to eukaryotes, cells have evolved a remarkable battery of enzymes to deal with the mechanical and topological challenges presented by nucleic acid production, processing and maintenance. A clear view of the biology of the genetic material requires a molecular understanding of how these enzymes function. Such an understanding will enhance our ability to manipulate genome structure and gene expression.

The theme of this meeting revolves around the mechanisms of these enzymes, with particular emphasis on research that integrates structural, biochemical, biophysical and computational approaches. With recent technological advances in imaging (i.e., single-molecule and cryo-electron microscopies), we expect to witness a flourish of key biological systems to be characterised with unprecedented detail.

The meeting will cover many of the molecular mechanisms by which large macromolecular machines carry out a diverse range of nucleic acid processes including DNA replication and repair, gene transcription and regulation, RNA processing and splicing, translation, nucleic acids structures and chromatin structure and epigenetic mechanisms. The meeting will also explore new quantitative techniques as well as theoretical approaches. A poster of the meeting can be found here.

Abstract deadline: 2 March 2020.

There is a generous bursary scheme available for young NVBMB members. You are eligible if you are a member of NVBMB, and are a graduate student or obtained your PhD degree in the last 5 years, and submit an abstract to the conference. More information about this NVBMB-Sponsored meeting here.

Hope to see you in Alicante!

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