Conference Announcements


EMBO Workshop: Chromatin Dynamics and Nuclear Organization in Genome Maintenance

Sun, 03 Jun 2018 – Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Maintenance of genome integrity lies at the heart of cell homeostasis. While DNA repair mechanisms have received significant attention for more than half a century, the contribution of the chromatin environment and nuclear organization to genome maintenance has only begun to emerge over the past decade. It is evident that chromatin, being the actual substrate for repair machineries, is heavily remodeled following damage detection and exerts a key function in both targeting and regulating repair at different genomic loci.

This EMBO Workshop brings together an outstanding group of scientists from around the world, young researchers as well as leaders in the field, to cover the following, emerging topics in chromatin, nuclear organization and genome maintenance (i) DNA repair in distinct nuclear domains, (ii) chromatin motion in response to DNA damage, (iii) histone modifications and nucleosome dynamics following DNA damage and (iv) regulatory functions of transcription and RNA during DNA repair and replication stress.


Irene Chiolo  University of Southern California, USA

Dipanjan Chowdhury  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Fabrizio d’Adda di Fagagna  IFOM-IEO, IT

Jessica Downs  University of Sussex, UK

Karine Dubrana CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses, FR

And many more

Abstract guidelines

Abstract length is 200 words (max.), excluding the title, author names and affiliations. Abstracts must be in English and should clearly indicate scientific relevance, results and conclusions.


  • Registration Deadline
  • 02 March 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 02 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 02 April 2018


European Molecular Biology Organization
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