About the Workshop
To cope with the threat of genome instability, cells have evolved an intricate network of mechanisms ranging from cell cycle checkpoints to specialized DNA repair pathways, and collectively known as the DNA damage response. These mechanisms are evolutionary conserved from prokaryotes to metazoans; however, tissue- and species-specific divergence has emerged in the course of evolution and contributed to the development of additional layers of complexity. This EMBO Workshop will specifically cover the different aspects of the DNA damage response from the perspective of evolutionary, tissue-, and organ-specific diversity, as well as their impact on human health and disease.
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About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.