Grigory Dianov, Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Oxford, UK
The 2016 BGRS Conference section on Bioinformatics and molecular biology synergism in DNA damage response studies will present cutting-edge research on the molecular mechanisms responsible for the recognition and processing of environmental and endogenous DNA damage. DNA repair mechanisms are at heart of a delicate balance between inherent genomic stability and instability in health and disease. Understanding these mechanisms is crucial for developing next generation therapies for many diseases. Our invited speakers represent a variety of scientific disciplines, including molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular oncology. This section will bring together a diverse group of researchers with broad backgrounds and interests stimulating new research and collaborations. It will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks.