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Program (preliminary)

January 30, 2020

  • 8.30 am: Registration and coffee
  • 9 am: Opening of the meeting, introduction (Anton Henssen)
  • 9.15 am: Keynote lecture: Paul Mischel
  • 10 am: Session I: Biology of endogenous circular DNA (part 1), Birgitte Regenberg, Yves Barral, Ruth Kroschewski, Massa Shoura, Nelson Hall
  • 12 m: Lunch break and Poster Session I
  • 2.30 pm: Session II: Biology of endogenous circular DNA (part 2), Vineet Bafna, Anidya Dutta, Tokuko Haraguchi
  • 5 pm: Workshop I: A unified nomenclature for extrachromosomal circular DNA
  • 6.30 pm: Dinner and networking

January 31, 2020

  • 8.30 am: Coffee
  • 9 am: Session III: Methods for isolation and profiling of extrachromosomal circular DNA, Lasse Maretty Sørensen, Richard Koche, Stephen Levene, Elias Fos, Yonglun Luo, Benjamin Werner
  • 12 m: Lunch break and Poster Session II
  • 2 pm: Session IV: Circular DNA in cancer, Roel Verhaak, Julia S Johansen, Anton Henssen, Sihan Wu, Peter Scecheri
  • 4.50 pm: Workshop II: Standard practice for the detection of circular DNA, Chair: Birgitte Regenberg / Julie Boertmann Noer / Vineet Bafna
  • 6.30 pm: Dinner and networking

February 1, 2020

  • 9 am: Coffee
  • 9 am: Session V: Circular DNA and its impact on aging, Takehiko Kobayashi, Andreas Hochwagen
  • 11.15 am: Session VI: Circular DNA and cellular evolution, Jonathan Houseley
  • 12.45 pm: Lunch activities and goodbye


January 30, 2020 – February 1, 2020


Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin


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