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This conference focuses on topics relevant to the major public health issues of the Gulf Coast and the Southern states due to their unique environmental exposures, diversified population, and health disparities in diseases such as cancer, age-related neurological disorders and metabolic diseases.

This is a unique opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration on DNA repair, genome and epitranscriptome integrity with environmental exposure diseases. Students, postdoctoral fellows and new investigators will network with one another and the keynote speakers, and will present innovative discoveries and science.

The conference will be held June 25-26, 2022, at Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. Conference sessions include a keynote lecture and short talks selected from submitted abstracts. A poster session follows the Saturday, June 25, sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Joann Sweasy, PhD, University of Arizona
DNA Repair and Lupus

Patricia Opresko, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
The Impact of Oxidative DNA Damage on Telomere Maintenance: Implications for Cancer and Aging

Lydia Contreras, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Tracking RNA Modifications to Understand Early Health Effects of Oxidative-Prone Air

Tomas Guilarte, PhD, Florida International University
Hereditary Disorders of Manganese Metabolism: A New Approach to Study Manganese-Induced Neurotoxicity

Registration & Abstracts

Fill out the forms below to register for the conference and/or submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed and a number will be chosen for oral presentations, with the rest being approved for poster presentations. Registrations and abstracts must be submitted by June 4, 2022.

The attendance fee has not yet been determined; we will contact registrants when the fee amount is finalized.

For more information, please contact Dr. Yuan Liu.