Arturo Falaschi Conference “At the intersection of DNA Replication and genome maintenance: from mechanisms to therapy”

Stazione Marittima, Trieste, Italy

5 – 7 July 2022

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the conference entitled “At the intersection of DNA Replication and Genome Maintenance: from Mechanisms to Therapy”. The organizing committee is formed by Johannes Walter (Harvard Medical School), Massimo Lopes (University of Zurich), Lawrence Banks (ICGEB, Trieste), and Alessandro Vindigni (Washington University School of Medicine).

Our conference follows up on the highly successful meeting we organized on the same topic in Trieste in June 2016, and builds upon the pressing need to bring together world leaders working at the interface between DNA replication and repair to achieve a full understanding of how these mechanisms impact cancer and aging

We have attracted an outstanding and diverse group of invited speakers who are working at the forefront of these fields. In addition, we will select  26 short talks from the submitted abstracts, which will allow us to include talks by trainees.

Invited Speakers

Andres Aguilera, Sevilla, SPAIN
Simon Boulton, London, UK
Dana Branzei, Milan, ITALY
Sharon Cantor, Worcester, USA
Karlene Cimprich, Stanford, USA
David Cortez, Nashville, USA
Nynke Dekker, Delft, THE NETHERLANDS
John Diffley, London, UK
Roger Greenberg, Philadelphia, USA
Anja Groth, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Andrew Jackson, Edinburgh, UK


Huilin Li, Grand Rapids, USA
Mark O’Connor, Cambridge, UK
Ketan J. Patel, Oxford, UK
David Pellman, Boston, USA
Sophie Polo, Paris, FRANCE
Ralph Scully, Boston, USA
Agnel Sfeir, New York, USA
Frank Uhlmann, London, UK
Matthew Weitzman, Philadelphia, USA
Lee Zou, Boston, USA


  • Basic mechanisms at the replication fork
  • Replication-repair interface
  • Replication fork remodeling
  • Structural and single molecule analysis of replication/repair
  • Replication-transcription interface
  • Replication-recombination interface
  • Chromatin, replication and genome maintenance
  • Difficult-to-replicate loci and telomeres
  • Replication stress in cancer onset and therapy

Deadline for financial assistance applications:
20 March 2022

Deadline for abstract submission:
10 May 2022
26 Short Talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts

Deadline for registrations:
15 June 2022



Regular fee: Euro 700
Student fee*: Euro 450

* Participants eligible for “Student fee” must provide proof of qualifying student status.

Registration fee includes attendance at the meeting, e-book of abstracts and meals as foreseen in the meeting programme.

Cancellations must be notified to the Organising Secretariat in writing no later than 13 June 2022 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50. After this date refunds cannot be guaranteed.

Financial Assistance

Nationals of ICGEB Member States are eligible to apply for an ICGEB grant covering registration fee, accommodation and local hospitality for the duration of the Meeting; travel is not funded.

Deadline for applications: 20 March 2022 – Deadline extended

Deadline for registration: 15 June 2022


Selected participants will have the opportunity to present their current research. Abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation.

You must REGISTER for the meeting BEFORE you submit an abstract.

Abstracts should focus on unpublished material.

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 May 2022
26 Short Talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts

Scientific Organisers

Alessandro Vindigni (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Lawrence Banks (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy)
Johannes Walter (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
Massimo Lopes (Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, Zurich, Switzerland)

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555
Email: [email protected] 


You must REGISTER for the meeting BEFORE reserving your hotel. Please use the meeting’s Hotel Reservation form.

Hotel availability and special rates have been obtained by the ICGEB for the participants at the Meeting for individual reservations made through the local agency “Cividin Viaggi” by 10th May 2022
(E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +39-040-3789348)

For special rates after 10th May please contact “Cividin Viaggi” directly.

The selected Hotels are located in the centre of Trieste, within walking distance of the Meeting venue.

Rates are quoted in Euro, min-max cost range per room/night, taxes and commissions included.

Tourist accommodation tax will additionally apply (approx. amount 2-3 Euro per person per night) according to Trieste Municipality authority.

Selected hotels will be allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Further information regarding the hotel accomodation will be provided by “Cividin Viaggi” to each participant upon receipt of the completed Hotel Reservation form.

Information on alternative arrangements (suite, triple room) is also available upon request.

The closing date for submission of the Hotel Reservation form is 10th May 2022; availability and preferential rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Please note that rates available through online websites do not normally ensure the same terms of service, including cancellation policy, room type, etc.

  • Download and open the attached form with Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Complete the form and save it with your name
  • Return it as an email attachment to “Cividin Viaggi” at [email protected]

Leisure activities

Trieste offers a wide variety of tourist activities and excursions, either locally or at close distance. You may find here some suggestions provided by the local agency “Cividin Viaggi”, who will be pleased to assist you for information and bookings (E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +39-040-3789348)

Meeting Location

Stazione Marittima
Molo dei Bersaglieri, 3
34123 Trieste TS

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