Ataxia-Telangiectasia Workshop 2019 (ATW2019): Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach

Chair:  Tej K. Pandita, Houston Methodist

Co-chair:  Junjie Chen, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Session 1: ATM and ATM-related Response Pathways   Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m.  –  12:30 p.m.

Yosef Shiloh, Tel Aviv University, Israel – “Ataxia-telangiectasia: are we closer to understanding the ataxia?”

Andre Nussenzweig, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA

Tanya Paull, University of Texas at Austin, TX – “Consequences of ATM loss in human cells”

Martin Lavin, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Junjie Chen, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Shan Zha, Columbia University, New York, NY – “The consequence of ATM inactivation and beyond”

Dipanjan Chowdhury, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Session 2: ATM and Neurodegenerative Diseases   Wednesday, May 1, 1 – 5:00 p.m.

Huda Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Tetsuo Ashizawa, Houston Methodist

Muralidhar L. Hegde, Houston Methodist

Philip J. Horner, Houston Methodist

Peter McKinnon, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN – “ATM suppresses cerebellar ataxia by preventing toxic NHEJ”

Zhao-Qi Wang, Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Germany – “Biological function of ATR”

John Cooke, Houston Methodist

Ari Barzilai, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Session 3: ATM and Clinical Investigation of Human Diseases   Thursday May 2, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Simon Powell, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

James Larner, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Kum Kum Khanna, Queensland Institute for Medical Research, Australia

Christopher Bakkenist, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Wei-Guo Zhu, Shenzhen University, China

Poster Session   Thursday May 2, 2019, 1:00 –  2:30 p.m.
Session 4: Chromatin Regulation in Genome Maintenance   Thursday, May 2, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Jacques Cote, Laval University Cancer Research Center, Quebec City, Canada – “The importance of lysine acetyltransferase complexes in the repair of DNA double strand breaks”

Jessica Tyler, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY – “Regulation of double-strand DNA repair by chromatin assembly and disassembly”

Tej K. Pandita, Houston Methodist

Grzegorz Ira, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Alexander James Roy Bishop, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX

Benu Brata Das, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur Kolkata, India – “New regulators of DNA Topoisomerase 1-induced DNA damage and repair”

Matthew D. Weitzman, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Session 5: Canonical and Non-canonical Signaling and Repair Processes   Friday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

John Tainer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Jeremy Stark, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Sathees C. Raghavan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India – “Sequence dependence of nonhomologous end joining and alternate pathways to DNA double-strand break repair”

Cheryl Walker, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Varsha Gandhi, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Zhenkun Lou, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Sagar Sengupta, National Institute of Immunology, India – “Multiple repair mechanisms employed by BLM helicase to maintain genome integrity”

Xingzhi (Xavier) Xu, Shenzhen University, China – “MRE11 UFMylation promotes ATM activation”

Sukesh R. Bhaumik, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Session 6: Mechanisms of DNA Damage Repair  Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. – Noon

Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY – “ATM deficiency and the impact on meiotic recombination”

K. Munniyapa, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Ralph Scully, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Daniel Durocher, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tapas K. Hazra, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

James E. Haber, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – “Autoregulation of budding yeast ATR and the dynamics of ATM/ATR-dependent chromatin modification”

Seeking Abstracts

The ATW2019 conference committee is seeking abstracts. All abstracts will be considered for poster presentation; some will be selected for oral presentation.
Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to April 10, 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document following these specifications:

  • Font size/type: Arial, 12 points (justified)
  • Title of presentation (bolded and in capital letters)
  • Names of all authors (underline the presenting author)
  • Affiliations of authors

Please email your abstract as an attachment.

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Young Investigator Award

Post-docs and students presenting a first-author abstract also are eligible for the Young Investigator Award.

Deadline to submit for the Young Investigator Award has been extended to April 10, 2019.