CIG Symposium 2009
DNA Repair and Human Health
Lausanne, June 10 and 11


June 10, 2009, Morning  Chair: Andrzej Stasiak
 8:50-9:00 Nouria Hernandez
CIG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Welcoming remarks
 9:00-9:50 Philip C. Hanawalt
Stanford University, USA
Multiple mechanisms for genomic maintenance
 9:50-10:30 Edward Egelman
University of Virginia, USA
Nucleoprotein complexes: from DNA segregation to recombination
 10:30-11:00  Coffee break + Poster installation
 11:00-11:40 Marco Foiani
Instituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare, Milano, Italy
Mechanisms protecting the integrity of replicating chromosomes
 11:40-12:00 Selected talk from the submitted abstracts
Barbara van Loon
University of Zurich, Switzerland
MUTYH and DNA polymerase λ cooperate in a novel long patch base
excision repair of 8-oxo-guanine
 12:00-12:40 Josef Jiricny
Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Interference of base- and mismatch repair in somatic hypermutation
 12:40-13:30  Buffet Lunch
 13:30-14:30  POSTER SESSION


June 10, 2009, Afternoon  Chair: Liliane Michalik
14:30-15:10 Maria Jasin
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
Repair of chromosome breaks and human disease
15:10-15:30 Selected talk from the submitted abstracts
Vincent Dion
Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
The mobility of spontaneous and DNA damage induced Rad52 foci
15:30-16:10 Thanos Halazonetis
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Mechanisms of recruitment of DNA damage response proteins to sites of DNA breaks
 16:10-16:40  Coffee break
16:40-17:20 Joachim Lingner
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Telomeres and telomerase: RNA-dependent machines at chromosome ends
 17:20-18:00 Marìa A. Blasco
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain
Role of telomeres in cancer and aging
18:00-19:00 Apéro & POSTER SESSION


CIG Symposium 2009
DNA Repair and Human Health
Lausanne, June 10 and 11


June 11, 2009
 Chair: Winship Herr
9:00-9:40 Angelos Constantinou
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
FANCM ensures the progression of replication forks
9:40-10:00 Selected talk from the submitted abstracts
Hélène Gaillard
University of Seville, Spain
Genome-Wide Analysis of Factors Affecting Transcription Elongation and DNA Repair: a New Role for PAF and Ccr4-Not in Transcription-Coupled Repair
10:00-10:40 Lee Zou
Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, USA
Sensing and signaling of DNA damage by the checkpoint kinases ATR and ATM
10:40-11:10 Coffee break + POSTERS
11:10-11:50 Errol C. Friedberg
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
Tolerance of DNA damage by translesion DNA synthesis
11:50-12:10 Selected talk from the submitted abstracts
Peter Droge
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
HMGA2 exhibits dRP/AP site cleavage activity and protects cancer cells from DNA-damage-induced cytotoxicity during chemotherapy
12:10-12:50 Jan H. Hoeijmakers
Center for Biomedical Genetics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DNA damage problem in the context of cancer, aging and longevity
12:50-13:00 Closing remarks


NB : Dr Leona D. Samson was initially scheduled to be a speaker at the CIG symposium 2009, but an important event prevented her to come to the conference.

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