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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

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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 –
    Transfer Information

    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
    M.Wang_Michelle Wang
    Cornell University
    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
    Repurposing nanopore DNA sequencing to analyze translocation of RNA polymerase on DNA at sub-nucleotide, sub-millisecond spatiotemporal resolution
    KowalczykowskiStephen Kowalczykowski
    University of California, Davis
    Single-Molecule Visualization of DNA Recombination and Replication, One Molecule at a Time

    Invited Speakers

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    Michael D. Stone
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Single molecule studies of Telomeres and Telomerase

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    Chirlmin Joo
    Delft University of Technology
    Repetitive DNA Loop Formation by CRISPR Cas3 Helicase

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    Meindert Lamers
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
    Structures of the E. coli DNA replication machinery

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    Brandt Eichman
    Vanderbilt University
    Structural basis for the toxicity of the yatakemycin family of DNA alkylating drugs


    Contributing Speakers

    Madeline Sherlock
    Yale University
    Marco Di Antonio
    University of Cambridge
    Ge Yu
    Florida State University
    Caroline Reiss
    Yale University
    Peter Cherepanov
    Francis Crick Institute
    Heesoo Uhm
    Seoul National University
    Susann Zelger-Paulus
    University of Zurich
    Nancy C. Horton
    University of Arizona
    Ya-ming Hou
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Gregory Bowman
    Johns Hopkins University
    Ailong Ke
    Cornell University
    Michael Trakselis
    Baylor University
    Richard Brennan
    Duke University
    Willem Vanderlinden
    KU Leuven
    Daniel Lafontaine
    Universite de Sherbrooke
    Travis Hand
    Florida State University
    Wen Zhang
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Shira Stav
    Yale University
    Anjum Ansari
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Scott Bailey
    Johns Hopkins University
    Homa Ghalei
    The Scripps Research Institute
    Yuri Lyubchenko
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Jonathan Sanchez
    University of Arizona
    Darrin York
    Rutgers University

    Conference Programme

    programme-pic-e1436367393550A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by using the link below.

    Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most current version here. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.

    Conference Programme


    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, the hotel is filling up fast and rooms are now available on a first come, first served basis. Please email Cricket Wagner and/or Josef Martinez who will book rooms for you dependant on availability.


    Register

    To register yourself for this conference, please use the link below. This will take you to our registration platform.

    Register Now


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