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Yeast chromosome structure, replication, and segregation

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - Understanding the intricately interconnected systems that regulate chromosome structure, replication and segregation are a major challenge in modern cell biology. Yeast systems continue to provide key biological insights and technical breakthroughs that drive progress in the fields of DNA replication, recombination and repair, chromatin structure, spindle assembly and regulation, kinetochore structure and function, telomere biology and nuclear organization. The FASEB Yeast Chromosome Structure, Replication and Segregation Meeting brings together leaders in these fields, young up-and-coming faculty and the students and postdocs how are actually doing the work to share the most current technical and conceptual advances, meet their colleagues from across the globe and establish new collaborations. A tradition of international participation -- with strong participation from Asia and Europe -- ensures broad representation of ideas. Building on a long series of successful meetings, this meeting is known as "The" Yeast Chromosome Meeting, a not-to-be-missed gathering of the most important work in the field. The meeting is known for a congenial and interactive atmosphere in which all the posters are up for the whole meeting and everybody comes to the evening poster sessions to talk science, make new connections and renew ones. This incarnation will include sessions on Chromosome and Chromatin Structure, DNA Replication, Meiosis and Recombination, Telomeres, Kinetochores and Spindles, DNA Repair, Nuclear Organization and Cell Cycle Control.

FASEB has announced a total of 36 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2016. Registration opens Jan. 7, 2016. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2016 SRCs, please visit


Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found at

FASEB is composed of 30 societies with more than 125,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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