Benzon Symposium No 60 – Nuclear Regulation by Ubiquitin

Organizing committee:
Jiri Lukas (Copenhagen), Jesper Q. Svejstrup (London),
Finn C. Nielsen (Copenhagen) and Niels Borregaard (Copenhagen)

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.
The idea of the 60th Benzon Symposium is to bring together leading scientists interested in basic mechanisms of ubiquitylation, as well as those interested in the role of protein modification by ubiquitin and related modifiers in the cell cycle and nuclear processes such as DNA repair, transcription and DNA replication. We believe that bringing together prominent scientists from these fields will facilitate future research as mechanism of ubiquitin function in one system can very often serve as a template for understanding related mechanisms in another. The symposium will shed light on multiple aspects of protein ubiquitylation, using different organisms as models, and diverse approaches (biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and animal models). Focus will be  on basic aspects of mechanisms of protein ubiquitylation,  andtheir role in nuclear processes in health and disease.
The Symposium is a full 4-day scientific meeting. The format will be a combination of state-of-the-art lectures by invited speakers, by selected oral-poster presentations, and poster presentations.

The titles of the sessions are:

•        Ubiquitin regulation and signalling
•        Regulation of the DNA damage response by ubiquitin
•        Ubiquitin-like modifiers
•        Regulation of cell cycle by ubiquitin
•        Regulation of trancsription by ubiquitin
•        Ubiquitin regulation in disease

The venue will be Hotel Skt. Petri (, beautifully located in the center of Copenhagen for the entire event. All participants will stay at Skt. Petri. Participants are selected primarily on the basis of abstracts submitted online via this website from April 1st. Approved abstracts will be presented as posters and/or oral presentations.
All abstracts should be submitted online via Benzon Foundation site. The submission round will open April 1st and close May 15th. Scientists whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified by the end of May (by e-mail), and they will be able to register and pay participation fee (incl. hotel accomodation Sunday-Thursday, food and social eventes) online with a credit card at this site.

No discount is given to the local scientists.

Attendance will be limited to 150 scientific participants totally.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Chen, Zhijian, James (US)
Conaway, Joan (US)
D’Andrea, Alan (US)
Deshaies, Raymond (US)
Dikic, Ivan (DE)
Dixit, Vishva (US)
Durocher, Daniel (CA)
Finley, Daniel (US)
Harper, Wade (US)
Hay, Ronald (UK)
Jentsch, Stefan (DE)
Lukas, Jiri (DK)
Melchior, Frauke (DE)
Peter, Matthias (CH)
Pines, Jonathon (UK)
Schulman, Brenda (US)
Sixma, Titia (NL)
Svejstrup, Jesper Q. (UK)
Tansey, William P. (US)
Ulrich, Helle (UK)
Verrijzer, Peter (NL)
Wolberger, Cynthia (US)

Abstracts round opens April 1, 2014 and closes May 15th 2014
By the end of May the applicants will be notified whether their abstracts have been accepted for either oral or poster presentation.
Registration: (provided acceptance of abstract) Beginning of June 2014
Fee: DKK 4,500 (covers registration fee, hotel accommodation Sunday-Thursday, food, and social events)

Scientific program
Poster presentations
Practical information
Hotel questionnaire

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen
The organizing committee

Further information:
Phone:   +45 3962 0937
Mobile: +45 2297 8752