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Future Events > 80th Harden Conference: Machines on Genes IV

80th Harden Conference: Machines on Genes IV - Mechanisms of Actions of Large Macromolecular Machines on Genes Across Biological Scales

31 July—5 August 2016

Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield, UK (15 miles from Manchester)

The 2016 MoG meeting brings together a highly interdisciplinary group of scientists with the common goal of dissecting the operating principles of large macromolecular machines acting on nucleic acids, using structural and functional approaches across all biological length and time scales. The meeting showcases recent advance in the field, with an emphasis on mechanistic insights using a diverse range of approaches. This meeting brings together scientists from different disciplines, and we expect a strong synergy between the participants from different continents. The 2016 mog meeting will thus facilitate interactions to inspire new science and innovations in the area of nucleic-acid biology.

Early application and abstract deadline: 20 May 2016

Registration now open.


Abstract submission deadline: 20 May 2016

Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.


Unique to the Biochemical Society, Harden Conferences are residential research conferences covering a specialist topic.


The conferences bring together scientists from various backgrounds with a common interest in - but varying approaches to - the topic of the conference.


To maintain a suitably high level of discussion and presentation at the conference, it is desirable that participants be experienced in the field covered; most of the participants will be expected to have postdoctoral or equivalent experience, although Ph.D. students will also be welcome.


All participants must be resident for the duration of the conference.


Bursaries and free places


Bursary Application is now open.


A limited number of bursaries to cover the cost of registration are available to assist younger members of the Biochemical Society to attend the conferences.


Preference will be given to senior graduate students (or those who gained their Ph.D. in the last 5 years) and restricted to members of the Biochemical Society.


Applications for these places should be sent to the Biochemical Society from the applicant's supervisor and should be accompanied by an independent reference.

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Invited Speakers include:

Brandt Eichman (Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.)

Dale Wigley (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

David Sherratt (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

James Berger (John Hopkins University, U.S.A.)

Jason Chin (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom)

Jeffrey Kieft (University of Colorado, U.S.A.)

Johan Elf (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Katrin Karbstein (Scripps Research Institute, U.S.A.)

Keynote Lecture- Venki Ramakrishnan (MRC Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Lori Passmore (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom)

Martin Buck (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

Michael O'Donnell (Rockefeller University, U.S.A.)

Michelle Wang (Cornell University, U.S.A.)

Nynke Dekker (Technical University Delft, Netherlands)

Patrick Cramer (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)

Richard Ebright (Rutgers University, USA)

Stephen Kowalczykowski (University of California, Davis, U.S.A.)

Stephen West (The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom)

Stirling Churchman (Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.)

The EMBO Keynote Lecture- Elena Conti (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)



View the scientific programme here.