DNA Damage, Repair & Mutation
Monday February 29, 2016

Arranged by:

David Stewart & Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

This special annual celebration (“Double Helix Day”) is intended to coincide with the actual date that James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (February 28th 1953) in Cambridge, England. Each year, a theme related to DNA science is explored through a series of review-style talks aimed at a broad scientific audience. The theme of how cells repair damaged DNA and how mutations arise has been selected as the theme of the 2016 celebrations. The program will commence in the early afternoon (2.00pm) and conclude with an early evening reception (6.00pm) on Monday February 29th, 2016, and will be held in the Grace Auditorium at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 

Invited Speakers:

James Watson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 
Discovering the Double Helix: Going for Gold!
Leona Samson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Pros & Cons of DNA Repair
Thomas Kunkel, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Generating and repairing mismatches during eukaryotic DNA replication
James Haber, Brandeis University
How Cells Fix Their Broken Chromosomes
Serena Nik-Zainal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
The genome: An archaeological record of mutational processes

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor at the end of February. The proceedings will also streamed live in open-access format via the internet for those not able to attend in person (details to follow). 

This special conference will be supported by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Double Helix endowment


Academic Rate $75
Graduate/PhD Student Rate $25

Rates are inclusive and cover registration, coffee-break, closing reception and parking. Housing is available at Cold Spring Habor Laboratory  (please enquire through the Meetings & Corses Office should you require housing - NOTE: separate fees apply)