This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Genomic Instability is designed to address both the fundamental mechanisms and translational impact of the cellular pathways that maintain genome stability. Genomic instability contributes to the development of many human diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and premature ageing. This conference will present the latest research on the molecular causes of genomic instability in various human diseases, ranging from DNA replication defects to R-loop biogenesis. We will also cover the cutting-edge findings of DNA repair and DNA damage signaling pathways, their roles in counteracting different forms of genomic instability, and their deficiencies in human diseases. Furthermore, we will hear new strategies that exploit genomic instability of human diseases, bringing the findings of basic research to disease therapy. This GRC thus provides broad coverage of the field of Genomic Instability with a speaker line-up of leading scientists. In addition to top-notch invited speakers, each session will include several selected talks from submitted abstracts. The Genomic Instability GRC will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar for trainees on August 1-2, 2020.