Plan on attending the upcoming DNA Repair and Mutagenic Mechanisms SIG Meeting in Monterey!

As you are preparing to attend the EMGS Annual Meeting in Monterey, don’t forget to register for the DNA Repair and Mutagenic Mechanisms SIG breakfast meeting. Please find the agenda for the meeting below.


Sunday, September 22
7:30 AM–9:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Monterey, Regency 5

Leaders: Robert W. Sobol Jr., University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Joann B. Sweasy, Yale University School of Medicine

We are looking forward to the DNA Repair and Mutagenic Mechanisms SIG breakfast during the 44th Annual EMGS Meeting in Monterey. As Co-Chairs of the DNA Repair SIG, we encourage you all to come out west and enjoy the coast. During the first part of the breakfast, three short talks will be presented. The speakers will be chosen from their submitted abstracts. After the short talks, we will have an opportunity to discuss Symposium and Platform Session topics for the EMGS 45th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Hilton at Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida September 13–17, 2014. SIG members are encouraged to consider topics for Workshops, Symposia and Platform Session topics as well as speakers for each of these sessions, so bring your ideas and suggestions!


7:30 AM

Welcome and Nominations for SIG Co-Chair


7:40 AM

DNA Repair SIG Lightning Round
Short Presentations from Selected Poster Presenters

Base Excision Repair of Oxidative DNA Damage is Coupled with Removal of a CAG Repeat Hairpin to Attenuate Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion
Meng Xu, Florida International University

MiRNA-155 As Modulator of DNA Polymerase Beta and Base Excision Repair (BER)
Aqila Ahmed, Wayne State University

RNA Editing Changes the Lesion Specificity for the DNA Repair Enzyme hNEIL1
Jongchan Yeo, University of California, Davis

Evolution of ALKBH2 Mutants Conferring N3mA Resistance in E. coli
Manel Camps, University of California, Santa Cruz

“Nonmutagenic” Carcinogens Induce DNA Deletions Preferentially in Expressed DNA
Robert Schiestl, University of California, Los Angeles

Analysis of Xeroderma Pigmentosum Variant Missense Mutations of Human DNA Pol Eta and Their Effect on Polymerase Properties
Renee A. Beardslee, North Carolina State University

Understanding the Function of UBE3B and ANKZF1 in Response to Mitochondrial Stress
Andrea Braganza, University of Pittsburgh

Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion via DNA Base Lesion Repair
Yuan Liu, Florida International University

Oncogenic BRAF Induces a UV-Mutator in Melanoma Cells
William Kaufmann, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Transcription-Coupled Repair of 8-oxoG Requires Base Excision and Nucleotide Excision Repair Factors
Graciela Spivak, Stanford University


8:30 AM

Discussion on NIEHS Grants on DNA Repair and Genome Stability: NIH Funding Challenges and the NIH Review Process
Daniel Shaughnessy, and Michelle Heacock, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH





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Plan on attending the upcoming DNA Repair and Mutagenic Mechanisms SIG Meeting in Monterey!