This 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 2016 Harden conference follows from previous very successful MoG meetings, held already twice in the UK and once in the USA. The biannual MoG meetings consolidate the long-running FASEB Nucleic-Acid Enzymes conferences and will alternate between Europe and the USA. With recent technological advances in imaging including single molecule imaging (visible light) and cryo-electron microscopy, a series of large and sometimes rare/transient macromolecular machines/assemblies have been characterised, providing unprecedented mechanistic insights into these important machines. The meeting showcases recent advance in the field, with an emphasis on mechanistic insights using a diverse range of approaches. The interdisciplinary nature of work showcased at the meeting brings together scientists from different disciplines, and we expect a strong synergy between the participants from different continents. A large number of oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts, and the selected talks, poster presentations, and social activities will provide students and postdoctoral fellows opportunities to exchange ideas and formulate new collaborations. Bursaries are available for students. The meeting will also feature several organized panel discussions to help junior colleagues with various topics related to careers in science. The 2016 MoG meeting will facilitate interactions to inspire new science and innovations in the area of nucleic-acid structural and mechanistic biology.
Xiaodong Zhang (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Antoine van Oijen (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Andrej Luptak (University of California, U.S.A.)
Early application and abstract deadline: 20 May 2016
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.