Conference Summary

Launched in 1994, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) was the first to focus specifically on mobile DNA and its impact on genomes. This year’s conference will celebrate the notable progress in understanding transposon biology and evolution, their contribution to human diseases and normal physiological processes, and their widespread use as tools for basic science research and clinical applications.

The conference will bring together researchers investigating all aspects of transposable element biology in any organism, ranging from the role transposons play in structural and functional genomics to their causative impact on and therapeutic application to human diseases. Due to the multidisciplinary nature and relevance of our field, we also welcome the participation of researchers interested in aging, cancer, DNA repair, epigenetics, bioinformatics, neurobiology, immunology, evolutionary biology, and developmental biology.

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Victoria P. Belancio, PhD

Associate Professor, Structural & Cellular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

David A. Largaespada, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development; Associate Director for Basic Research, Masonic Cancer Center; and Director of the Center for Genome Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Molly Gale Hammell, PhD

Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA

Josefa González, PhD

CSIC Tenured Scientist, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Steven N. Austad, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Director, Nathan Shock Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA


Keynote Lecture

Zsuzsanna Izsvak, PhD, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine will present her keynote lecture titled A Junk to Treasure?


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