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5th Zing Nucleic Acids Conference

2nd – 5th December 2016

.medicine-163707_1280-Custom-2We are proud to announce the 5th Zing Nucleic Acids Conference will take place in December 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

Nucleic acids are the cell’s informational macromolecules. DNA is a repository of genetic information and must be accurately copied once and only once in each cell cycle. Its integrity is vital to the cell, and it is the only molecule that is repaired if damage occurs. DNA undergoes recombination that creates diversity and leads to evolution, yet also provides an important method of repair. In eukaryotic cells DNA is packaged into chromosomes in a way that allows it to be packed into the cell nucleus, yet accessible to the cells machinery for reading out its genetic information.

By contrast RNA is the ‘working substance’ of genetics and an extremely versatile molecule. Of course it is the messenger that passes the information between DNA and protein synthesis, yet it does so much more. It is the key component of the ribosome, as well as the tRNA species involved in translation. RNA can act as a molecular switch responding to small molecules in order to control gene expression, and can also accelerate chemical reactions by a million fold or more in the manner of an enzyme. Increasingly we realize that RNA is also involved in critical and complex regulatory processes. Indeed while most of the information in DNA is not protein coding, almost all of it is transcribed into RNA. We are only just beginning the long journey of understanding what all this non-coding RNA is doing – it is truly the ‘dark matter’ of biology !

Understanding processes involving DNA and RNA at the molecular and chemical level is the central theme of this conference.


Conference Sponsors

ChemGenes
ChemGenes

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Abstracts

Talk Consideration Deadline: 9th September 2016……..Poster Submission Deadline: 9th October 2016

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not already registered for the conference. Please register before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please use the link below.

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not registered for the conference. Please ensure you are registered before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference


The Conference Chairs

David-Lilley-150x150David Lilley
University of Dundee

Professor Lilley has worked on the structure and dynamics of branchpoints in nucleic acids for almost 30 years. This was initially focussed on DNA, and especially the four-way junction…Read more

Wei-Yang-150x150Wei Yang
National Institutes of Health

Wei Yang is a structural biologist specializing in studies of DNA replication, repair and recombination. She has been a senior scientist in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the National Institute…Read more


The Venue

Sirata Beach Resort
Tampa, Florida. USA

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Nearest Airport –
Tampa International Airport

Transfers From Airport –
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2nd – 5th December 2016

The Sirata Beach sits on St Pete’s Beach it’s located just 10 minutes away from Downtown St Petersburg. Situated just 29 miles from Tampa International Airport.

The well-appointed conference centre provides an ideal location for scientific research conferences while the resort is scattered with areas well suited to continuing the discussions of the day’s proceedings.

Three fantastic signature restaurants which provide delicious food & live entertainment at Sirata Beach. You’ll find fresh Florida seafood on the menu at the Compass Grille, open for fantastic daytime snacks.

The Sirata Beach guestrooms offer a comfortable retreat with varying views of the courtyard and the Gulf of Mexico with its history relating back to Pre-Triassic times. All are excellently equipped with all basic amenities including Wi-Fi (payable locally).

To view an informative slideshow for this venue, click here


Plenary Speakers

ODonnellMichael O’Donnell
The Rockefeller University
Mechanism of the eukaryotic replisome
StozGisela Storz
National Institutes of Health
Not just ncRNAs: Overlap between protein coding and regulation
JoshuaTorLeemor Joshua-Tor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
All about U: destroying the let7 pre-miRNA
CollinsKathleen Collins
University of California, Berkeley
Telomerase Assembly, Activity, and Action at Telomeres
KowalczykowskiStephen Kowalczykowski
University of California, Davis
Single-Molecule Visualization of DNA Recombination and Replication, One Molecule at a Time
BenkovicStephen J. Benkovic
Penn State University
Unsolved Problems in DNA Replication
NagaiKiyoshi Nagai
LMB Cambridge University
Cryo-EM studies of the spliceosome
BevilacquaPhilip Bevilacqua
Penn State University
Remarkably diverse catalytic strategies of RNA enzymes
EbrightRichard H. Ebright
Rutgers University
RNA polymerase: the molecular machine of transcription
M.Wang_Michelle Wang
Cornell University

Invited Speakers

StoneMichael D. Stone
University of California, Santa Cruz
Single molecule studies of Telomeres and Telomerase
joo-CustomChirlmin Joo
Delft University of Technology
Repetitive DNA Loop Formation by CRISPR Cas3 Helicase
lamers-CustomMeindert Lamers
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Structures of the E. coli DNA replication machinery

Contributing Speakers

Will be selected from the submitted abstracts and will be listed here upon selection.


Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A provisional copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the above link.


Conference Fees

We can offer 3 types of registration for the conference. Please review the available options to select the most appropriate for you. If you have any questions regarding the registration options, please get in touch via info@zingconferences.com

Student Registration – $399
We can offer a discounted price for current graduate students (post-docs are ineligible) to attend the conference. To take advantage of this offer, please register as an Event Pass without accommodation and send us a photo of your current, valid student ID card to payments@zingconferences.com. Upon approval a discount will be applied to your registration cost. You would receive all the services listed below in the Event Pass without accommodation box. Please note this price does not include accommodation.

An Event Pass with private accommodation.
This package provides full conference attendance and private accommodation at the conference venue.


Academic/Industry
Earlybird Price $1450*
Earlybird Price valid until 16th June’16
Standard Price $1600
Standard Price valid from 17th June’16


Fees include

○ Conference registration
○ Private accommodation at the Sirata Beach Resort
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room and guest rooms
○ Hot & cold buffet breakfasts
○ Hot & cold buffet lunches
○ Evening meals including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
○ Farewell Dinner – details below
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Overnight car-parking (1 car per room) & Beach cabana rental (1 per room)
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dec


An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accommodation package.


Sharer Option
Earlybird Price$999*
Earlybird Price valid until 16th June’16
Standard Price $1200
Standard Price valid from 17th June’16


Fees include

○ Conference registration
○ Shared accommodation at the Sirata Beach Resort
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room and guest rooms
○ Hot & cold buffet breakfasts
○ Hot & cold buffet lunches
○ Evening meals including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
○ Farewell Dinner – details below
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Overnight car-parking (1 car per room) & Beach cabana rental (1 per room)
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dec


An Event Pass without accommodation
Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to make your own accommodation arrangements.……..


Event Pass Option
Earlybird Price $780*
Earlybird Price valid until 16th June’16
Standard Price $940
Standard Price valid from 17th June’16


Fees include

○ Conference registration
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room
○ Hot & cold buffet lunches
○ Farewell Dinner – details below
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

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If you wish to make your own independent booking at the Sirata Beach Hotel, you can do so via the link in the section below.


Accommodation, Breakfast & Evening Meals Not Included


*Please Note: When you register with the Sharer, Academic or Industry option, we will not secure your room at that time. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.. We have a limited number of rooms secured at the advertised rates.

Academic or Industry rates are for the registered delegate only to stay in the room. Should you wish additional guests (such as wife, husband or children) to stay in the room with you, additional fees will be payable.

The Earlybird Rates are valid for those who register and pay the fees in full by 16th June 2016. After this date, the fees will return to the standard prices. Paying the deposit does not entitle you to Earlybird prices after this deadline has passed.

Prices are shown and payable in Dollars. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. We can no longer accept payment by cheque.

If you wish to use the car park at the Sirata Beach Resort and are an Event Pass Holder who is not staying at this venue, please be aware there is a $15 per car per day fee payable locally to the hotel. Day visitor parking is based on availability.


Farewell Dinner

The Farewell Dinner is included with all registrations and will take place aboard a private yacht on the evening of Day 3 of the conference.

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The Farewell Dinner includes

  • Collection and drop-off from St Pete’s Beach
  • Conference Awards
  • Private themed meal, serving local/regional foods
  • Entertainment
  • Limited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
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Accommodation

If you have registered with an event Pass without Accommodation and would like to make your own independent booking at the Sirata Beach Resort, you can use the link below to book directly with the hotel.

Sirata Beach Booking Form


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