Life and Death of Nucleic Acids

The 52nd ESBOC Symposium will take place at Gregynog (nr. Newtown, Wales) on 18th-20th May 2018, starting at 3.00 pm on Friday 18th May.

The Chair is Prof. Thomas Carell (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Chuan He (University of Chicago)
    DNA methylation in biological regulation
  • Shankar Balasubramanian (University of Cambridge)
    The chemistry, structure and function of the human genome
  • Mélanie Etheve-Quelquejeu (Université Paris Descartes)
    Synthesis of tRNA analogies for the study of bacterial targets
  • Tom Brown (University of Oxford)
    Artificial DNA backbones, biocompatibility of and potential applications
  • Ashraf Brik (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)
    Organic chemistry applied to proteins: The case of ubiquitination and deubiquitination
  • Ronald Micura (University of Innsbruck)
    On the mechanism of ribozymes – and a short note on cellular RNA dynamics (TUC-seq)
  • Stefanie Kellner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Nucleic acid isotope labeling coupled mass spectrometry (NAIL-MS) reveals new insights into RNA modification dynamics
  • Michal Hoček (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
    Base-modified DNA for sensing, cross-linking or regulating of DNA-protein binding
  • Tim Bugg (University of Warwick)
    Oxidative mechanisms for bacterial lignin-degrading enzymes
  • Rebecca Goss (University of St Andrews)
    Pacidamycin: a uridyl peptide antibiotic
  • Ali Tavassoli (University of Southampton)
    Purine biosynthesis in hypoxia