1st Southern Genome Maintenance Conference

DNA repair/cancer | Environmental influences/genomic integrity | 
DNA repair/health disparities

Oct. 20-21, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Mobile, Alabama

 

Registration and Reservations

Click here to register online for the conference. (Early-bird discount through August 31st)
Registration for the meeting will go through USA's Office of Continuing Medical Education, and those attending the meeting will be offered CME credit. 

Click here to reserve a room. 
Conference attendees can reserve a room at the Holiday Inn in downtown Mobile, Alabama, at the special rate of $119.

 

Abstract Submission

Click here to download the Abstract Submission Form [PDF].
Email the completed Abstract Submission Form to Sobol.Lab@gmail.com
Abstracts must be submitted by October 1st to be considered for oral presentations.

 

Speakers

Session #1: Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Title of seminar: MicroDNAs, ORCs and MCMs: strange tales of genomic stability

Session #2: Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, PhD, MS
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University
Title of seminar: Diet-induced obesity impacts genomic integrity 

Session #3: Trey Ideker, PhD
Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, University of California San Diego.
Title of seminar: Systematic mapping of a hierarchy of DNA repair modules 

Special Guest Keynote Speaker: Jennifer M. Scalici, MD
University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Title of seminar: Digging Deeper: Redefining Racial Disparities in Gynecologic Cancer in the Molecular Age

Additional Speakers and Presentations: Speakers (18) will be chosen from the submitted abstracts (students, fellows, new investigators) for 15-minute talks, with a 5-minute question period for each. In addition, all the attendees will have the opportunity to present their research at an evening poster session. Awards will be offered for best oral and poster presentation for students and fellows. 

Download the Program Booklet [PDF]

 

Organizers and Scientific Advisory Panel

Conference Organizer: Robert W. Sobol, PhD
University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute

Conference Co-Organizers:
Natalie Gassman, PhD; University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Kumar Palle, PhD; University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Ash Prakash, PhD; University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute

Scientific Advisory panel:
Natalie Gassman, PhD; University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Kumar Palle, PhD; University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Ash Prakash, PhD; University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Feng Gong, PhD; University of Miami
Francesca Storici, PhD; Georgia Institute of Technology
Zachary Pursell, PhD; Tulane University
Yuan Liu, PhD; Florida International University

 

Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Level
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) / NIH 
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) 

Gold Level
BioTechne 

Silver Level
Astrazeneca 
Mitchell Cancer Institute 
New England Biolabs
University of South Alabama 

Bronze Level 
Agilent 
Avanti
Cytoskeleton, Inc. 
DNA Repair 
Genome Repair Foundation 
Thermofisher 

 

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