10th Quinquennial Conference on

Responses to DNA damage:

from molecule to  disease

Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, April 17-22, 2016


Organizing Committee:

Leon Mullenders, Leiden (chairman)
Jessica Downs, Sussex
Robert Fuchs, Marseille
Pierre-Henri Gaillard, Marseille
Jan Hoeijmakers, Rotterdam
Roland Kanaar, Rotterdam

Niels Mailand, Copenhagen
Titia Sixma, Amsterdam
Marcel Tijsterman, Leiden

Helle Ulrich, Mainz
Haico van Attikum, Leiden
Wim Vermeulen, Rotterdam

Ingrid Braxhoven & Madeleine Nivard, Leiden (meeting secretariat)



Social events 

Meeting secretariat

How to reach Egmond





The next of the 5-yearly meetings on DNA repair will take place in Egmond aan Zee as in 2011. These meetings have received wide international acclaim for the quality of the science and the friendly and collaborative atmosphere. The small friendly village of Egmond aan Zee is located about 50 km north-west of Amsterdam within easy reach of Amsterdam Airport (by public transport) and the venue is just 50 metres from the beach.

The format of the meeting in April 2016 will be similar to that of the previous DNA Repair meetings with plenary talks in the mornings and after lunch, poster discussion sessions in the late afternoon, and poster viewing in the evening. As well as invited European and international speakers, younger researchers are encouraged to present posters, and selected poster presenters will be invited to give oral presentations. Spots are left open in the program for speakers who will be selected on basis of their poster abstract. The provisional programme can be found via the link at the side of this page. The total number of participants is limited to 325. If the meeting is oversubscribed, applicants will be selected on the basis of their submitted abstract. 



Keynote speakers for the conference:

Tomas Lindahl, Nobel Laureate 2015

Maria Jasin, Josef Jiricny and Jan Hoeijmakers.


Furthermore another 40 speakers have been invited to give a talk in one of the 6 different sessions on Replications Stress, Transcription Stress, Chromosome Instability, Chromatin and Epigenetics, DNA Repair Mechanisms or Clinical Aspects. More than 15 spots are left open in the plenary program for speakers who will be selected on basis of their abstract. See link to 'Provisional program' on the left side.


Information on the meeting and program will be regularly updated. 


    including conference fee
Conference fee
€ 385
board and lodging single room € 625 € 1010
board and lodging double room (pp) € 565 € 950
board only € 329 € 714
pre-night single or double room (pp) € 45  
post-night single room (pp) € 75  
post-night double room (pp) € 54  
extra for late registration (after February 22, 2016) € 200  



In the evenings after the scientific program musical intermezzo’s are organized and performed by participants. On the registration module you can indicate if you want to participate actively in these Jam sessions. Your contribution will be highly appreciated.




To Registration and Payment


Registration is closed.



Young Scientist award - deadline January 31, 2016


  Abstract submission - deadline February 7, 2016

We expect all participants to present a poster. If the meeting is oversubscribed, applicants will be selected on the basis of their submitted abstracts. In case your abstract is not accepted you will be fully refunded.

Note that about 20 spots are left open in the plenary program for speakers who will be selected on basis of their abstract.

Abstract topics: Base excision repair, Cross-link repair, Double strand break repair (NHEJ, HR), Mismatch repair, Nucleotide excision repair, Translesion synthesis, 'Other topics'.


Abstract Submission DNA Repair Conference April 2016 is closed


Poster presentations

Format poster board: wide 1 meter; height 1.25 meter.

Poster will be presented during the entire meeting. As a poster presenter you may bring a few slides, not more than 3, in case the poster chair invites you to present your data orally.

Prices for 'best poster' will be sponsored by EACR, European Association for Cancer Research.


How to reach the meeting venue in Egmond aan Zee:

There will be free shuttle buses running from Amsterdam Airport (named Schiphol) on Sunday, April 17 from 9.00 till 15.30/16.00 h. A contact person can be found at the meeting point in Schiphol Plaza (the central hall). The meeting point is a structure in the hall painted with red and white squares, near the train station. The drive to the congress centre takes approximately 40 minutes. If you do not arrive by plane at Schiphol, it might still be useful to go there by train to catch this connection.

Outside the indicated times you have to find your own way. A taxi from the airport costs about € 80-100 and is certainly the most convenient. Alternatively take public transport. Note that this takes about 75 minutes with 2 changes between trains and train to bus. Costs approx. € 15. For timetables see http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/  Fill in for departure train station Schiphol and destination Zeeweg 52, Egmond aan Zee.

Leaving the meeting venue: 
After the meeting on Friday, April 22, we will provide buses (between 1 and 2 PM) back to the airport.


Sponsors      (try the links!)                                   


Meeting secretariat:


Dr. Madeleine Nivard                      

e-mail: nivard@LUMC.nl

Phone: *31-71-5269605


Ingrid Braxhoven

email: i.braxhoven@LUMC.nl

Phone: *31-71-5269601

FAX: *31-71-5268285


snail mail:

DNA repair conference
Dept. of Human Genetics
P.O.Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

For deliveries [goods & express mail]: Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden



Hotel Zuiderduin
Zeeweg 52 - 1931 VL
P.O. Box 80 - 1930 AB
Egmond aan Zee
The Netherlands

Phone: *31-72-7502000
FAX: *31-72-7502001
email: info@zuiderduin.nl   


Disclaimer: These pages are set up with all of the best intention to inform you as rapidly and as accurately as possible. However, the organizing committee cannot be held responsible for the consequences of errors. Furthermore, these pages will change as the committee forms its ideas and as the preliminary programme is converted into a definitive programme.

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Last revised: April 26, 2016