Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Seminar - Stalling DNA processing

    This one-day seminar on “Stalling DNA Processing” provides a framework for researchers interested in the mechanism of DNA processing and DNA-targeting tools to interact. Participation will promote the exchange of ideas across organization structures and spark novel collaborations to address open questions in the emerging field of DNA processing dynamics. The seminar will incite to widening the collaboration between different research areas of DNA metabolism that rarely interact with each other. Research areas that will benefit most directly from the seminar include: Transcription, Epigenetics, DNA Replication/Repair and Genome editing. There will be three plenary sessions, each session has one or more key-note speakers and 2 short talks selected from participant abstracts.The outstanding key-note speakers are Cecilia Cotta-Ramusino from Editas Medicine Inc., Craig Kaplan from Texas A&M University, Helle Ulrich from IMB Mainz, Jesper Svejstrup from the Crick Institute in London and Shengdar Tsai from St. Jude’s. Below you’ll find a short bio for each.

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    16 June 2017


    Cecilia Cotta-Ramusino
    Craig Kaplan
    Helle Ulrich
    Jesper Svejstrup
    Shengdar Tsai

    Read more about the speakers

    Cecilia Cotta-Ramusino: http://www.editasmedicine.com/

    Craig Kaplan: https://biochemistry.tamu.edu/people/kaplan-craig/

    Helle Ulrich: https://www.imb.de/research/ulrich/research/

    Jesper Svejstrup: https://www.crick.ac.uk/Jesper-svejstrup

    Shengdar Tsai:  https://www.stjude.org/directory/t/shengdar-tsai.html


    Registration and abstract submission is open to all levels of participants: MSc students, PhD students, postdocs and PIs. Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory. Participants will be selected according to the quality of their application and their experience with DNA processing.

    Applications can be uploaded until June 8, 2017 for participants without abstracts and they will be approved along the way, so you can secure your participation and travel plans as soon as possible.

    Scientific committee

    Assistant professor Sebastian Marquardt

    Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Copenhagen University


    Associate Professor Julien Duxin

    Protein Signaling Program, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research


    Associate professor Stefano Stella

    Protein Structure and Function Program, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research


    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Transcription Kinetics
    DNA stability
    Genome editing
    Whiteboard/brainstorming session with standing dinner buffet
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    12:30 pm Registration, coffee & tea
    1:00 pm Welcome by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the organizers
    1:10 pm Keynote speaker, Jesper Svejstrup, The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom
    1:45 pm Short talk, Dorine du Mee
    2:00 pm Short talk, Pablo Alcon
    2:15 pm Keynote speaker, Helle Ulrich, Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz, Germany
    2:50 pm Coffee + cake & whiteboard
    3:20 pm Keynote speaker, Craig Kaplan, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas, United States
    3:55 pm Short talk, Grzegorz Brzyzek
    4:10 pm Short talk, Signe Jørgensen
    4:25 pm Keynote speaker, Shengdar Tsai, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, United States
    5:00 pm Aperitif + snacks & whiteboard
    5:30 pm Short talk, Kai Neelsen
    5:45 pm Short talk, Vibe Hallundbæk
    6:00 pm Keynote speaker, Cecilia Cotta-Ramusino, Editas Medicine Inc., Cambridge, United States
    6:40 pm Dinner
    9:30 pm Thank you and good night
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    I would like to know about upcoming events – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers’ Linkedin group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more. Also, you may want to sign up for the weekly announcement with events and deadlines, sent out by the group manager.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    You can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. Send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).