11-12 Jun 2020

NHEJ in Health and Diseases

June 11 and 12, 2020


You are cordially invited to participate in a 2-day meeting on the NHEJ pathway and its roles in development and cancer. The meeting will be held in Fontenay-aux-Roses near Paris. 

This congress will be the first international meeting focusing on the mechanism and functions of NHEJ. The goal is to allow new exchanges and the emergence of new concepts that will help us collectively better understand this pathway and its roles.

The format of the meeting will include oral sessions consisting of anchoring talks by the invited speakers and shorter talks selected from the submitted abstracts. In addition, there will be two poster sessions held in the afternoons. All attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts.

The meeting will open at 8:30am on Thursday and close at 6:30pm on Friday.



NHEJ Molecular Mechanism

NHEJ Regulation

NHEJ and Telomeres

NHEJ in Development and Ageing

NHEJ and Immunity

NHEJ and Cancer

NHEJ in Radiation Biology


Invited speakers:

Frederick Alt, Harvard Medical School, USA

Erika Brunet, Institut Imagine, France

Dipanjan Chowdhury, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Jennifer Cobb, University of Calgary, Canada

Eric Gilson, Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, France

Alex Kentsis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Bernard Lopez, Institut Cochin, France

Mauro Modesti, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille, France

Mariusz Nowacki, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Dale Ramsden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA 

Elie Rothenberg, New York University, USA

David Schatz, Yale School of Medecine, USA

Evi Soutoglou, IGBMC, France

Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA



Pascale Bertrand, CEA IBFJ/iRCM, UMRE008/U1274

Mireille Bétermier, CNRS I2BC

François Boussin, CEA IBFJ/iRCM, UMRE008/U1274

Jean-Baptiste Charbonnier, CEA I2BC

Gaëtan Gruel, IRSN

Stéphane Marcand, CEA IBFJ/iRCM, UMRE008/U1274

Jean-Pierre de Villartay, Inserm Institut Imagine



Submission deadline: May 1st, 2020


Meeting Flyer 



Regular: €240 

Graduate Student: €120

This fee covers registration and lunch (excluding accommodation).




Amphithéâtre Bâtiment 01

31 Avenue de la Division Leclerc

92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses, France


Access by public transportation from Paris city centre:

Metro line 13 to Châtillon-Montrouge. From there, Tram T6 to Division Leclerc (4 stops).

The meeting location is just across the street from the Tram T6 stop.


Hotels near the meeting venue



UMRE008/U1274 Office, email: secretariat-u1274@cea.fr 


The meeting is supported in part by funds provided by:

CEA Institut de Biologie François Jacob (IBFJ)  http://jacob.cea.fr/drf/ifrancoisjacob/english 

CEA Programme Radiobiologie

UMRE008/U1274 Inserm - Université Paris-Saclay - Université de Paris - CEA

IRSN  https://www.irsn.fr/EN/Pages/home.aspx

Institut Imagine  https://www.institutimagine.org/en 

Aviesan  https://aviesan.fr/en 

Canceropôle Île-de-France https://www.canceropole-idf.fr/en/ 

Fondation ARC pour la recherche sur le cancer https://www.fondation-arc.org




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