Chromosome segregation, chromatin organization, meiotic recombination, and DNA repair. The readout of genetic information, its maintenance and faithful transmission from one generation to the next depends on intact chromosomes. Untimely structural changes, failure to protect DNA from deterioration, impaired DNA repair or missegregation of chromosomes during cell division seriously compromise the fitness of the organism and cause numerous pathologies. Understanding the molecular basis of chromosome maintenance and dynamics is therefore essential for human health and fertility.
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Organizer: Chris Campbell
Co-organizers: Peter Schlögelhofer, Alex Dammermann