ASM Conference on Mobile DNA

Conference Scope

This conference will bring together researchers interested in all aspects of specialized recombination, from the biological to the structural and mechanistic.  Research probing transposition in diverse organisms - including eubacteria, archaea, protists, plants and animals - will be presented to showcase diversity of transposable elements and their genomic consequences and to underscore unifying principles.   

Session Topics: 

I Recombinase Structure & Function 

Site-specific Recombinases & Relatives
DNA Transposons
Other Elements and Mechanisms 

II Genome Evolution

III Host-Element Interactions

Finding the Target
Consequences of Integration
Host Defense and Control                                                                                                                                                                                                  

IV Genome Diversification

Scientific Organizers: 

Nancy Craig, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
George Chaconas, Ph.D., The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Dan Voytas, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Susan Wessler, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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