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Future Events > 73rd Harden Conference - Machines on genes II

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73rd Harden Conference - Machines on genes II - The central dogma at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics

19—23 August 2012

St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

73rd Harden Conference


Meeting background

The conference will cover topics in DNA replication, recombination, repair and transcription and will showcase the latest work of world leaders in the fields of structural biology, chemical biology and novel biophysical methods including single-molecule detection.



  • Mechanisms of DNA/RNA motor proteins
  • Biochemical and biophysical analysis of DNA:protein interactions
  • New mechanistic insights into DNA replication, recombination, repair and transcription
  • Architecture of multi-protein machines involved in complex DNA/RNA transactions
  • Application of new biophysical methods including single molecule detection

Abstract submission deadline: 21 May 2012.

Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit an abstract for this conference, please contact the Conference Office.


Application deadline: 21 May 2012.

Application is now closed. If you would like to submit an application for this conference, please contact the Conference Office.


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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.


The planned scientific sessions feature speakers invited by the Organizers and, in addition, time is left for extensive discussion and for short contributions, including posters, by other conference participants.


All participants must be resident for the duration of the conference. Scientists wishing to participate are asked to apply online. Application will be available shortly.


Bursaries and free places

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.


To apply for a Harden Bursary, please supply the relevant information on the conference application form.


There will also be three free places available funded by the Department of Physics at University of Oxford.


Approved by the Society of Biology for the purpose of CPD, this event may be counted as 120 CPD credits.