Recombination News Group VOTE

Dellaire, Graham dellaire at
Thu Sep 21 07:29:53 EST 1995

The deadline for votes for bionet.molbio.recombination is fast

For those of you who are interested in this group you can vote for it
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Subject:recombination News Group

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Yes on RECOM

If you favor such a group

or No on RECOM

if you think such a group is detrimental to bionet or is sufficiently
covered by another group (ie. there is another recombination news

Please do not vote if you if you do not feel strongly either way.

The following is the charter.....

thanks in advance for you support

Graham Dellaire
dellaire at

Please find below my proposal for a new Bionet news group


Proposal to establish RECOMBINATION/bionet.molbio.recombination

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.molbio.recombination

Proposed mailing list name:     RECOMBINATION

Proposed e-mail addresses:      recom at
                                recom at

Discussion leaders:

*Note: Area of expertise is written in brackets

Graham Dellaire,  e-mail: popa0206 at
(b2xe at
Department of Medicine (Div. of Exp. Medicine)
McGill Univeristy,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
*(Genome Accessibility, Line-1 sequences, Gene Conversion and Ectopic

George Szatmari,  e-mail: szat at
Assistant Professor
Departement de Microbiologie et Immunologie
Universite de Montreal
CP 6128 Succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
phone (514)343 5767  fax (514)343 5701
*(Site Specific Recombination Sytems)

Terry Chow e-mail: MDTY at
Associate Professor
Department of Oncology
Division of Radiation-Oncology
McGill University
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Ave. Cedar
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
phone (514)934 8040 ext. 4179
fax (514)934 8220
*(Mammalian Genetics/gene therapy)

Dana Lasko e-mail: CZDL at
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Project Director
Terry Fox Molecular Oncology Group
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
3755 Cote-Ste-Catherine Rd.
Montreal, PQ
Phone 340-8260 ext. 3454 (office and machine) or  ext. 5251 (lab)
Fax 340-7502
*(Replication and Recombination)


The purpose of the RECOMBINATION newsgroup is to provide a proper
forum for the discussion of issues pertaining and involving
of DNA or RNA, in its many forms (see _Topics of Discussion_).
it should enable those researchers who work in recombination or
fields to communicate ideas and information, as well as, provide a
chance for
collaboration among national and international research groups.

Topics of Discussion include:
1. Gene conversion and ectopic integration 
2. Genome accessibility and nuclear/chromosome structure and
                    -Matrix attachment sites (MARS)
                    -nucleosomes, histone 1 
                    -recombination hotspots
                    -fragile sites 
                    -origins of replication
3. Effect of DNA topology on recombination (Triple strand, Z-DNA,
cruciform, bent etc)
4. Homologous recombination vs. nonhomologous or illegitimate 
                    -comparisons between bacterial, yeast and higher
eukaryotic recombination
                     systems (ex. fungi, mammals) 
5. Models of recombination (One-end invasion, Double strand Break
Repair, SSA etc)
6. Site-specific recombination systems (invertase, Cre and Flp
recombinase etc)
7. Specific recombination systems in complex organisms
                    -VDJ recombination
                    -Antigenic variation and recombination (ex.
trypanosomes, HIV, N.gonorrhea) 
                    -Yeast mating type locus 
8. Transcription and recombination 
9. DNA replication and recombination (ex. gene amplification (DHFR
10. Evolution of the Genome
                    -retroposons (Line-1, Sine's), retroviruses and
                    -formation of gene clusters and comparative
                    -recombination between other repeat elements
(alpha satellites, telomeres)
11. DNA repair systems and recombination (DSB and mismatch repair)
                    -including DNA repair deficient diseases (ex.
Xoderma Pigmentosum)
12. Applications of recombination
                    -Gene therapy
                    -Transgenics and gene transfer
13. Viral diversity through RNA recombination
14. Population genetics and recombination:i.e. as a source of allelic
and as a measure of genetic exchange within and between populations.

In addition this newsgroup provides:

        A forum for the exchange of information about future
        and meetings in areas of molecular biology relating to

        A forum for the exchange of information about textbooks,
        resources, visual materials, and computer programs.

        A source of quick help for last-minute troubleshooting,
sources of materials,
        and practical advice; in areas such as
                     -Vector design for transgene experiments
                     -Gene transfer techniques
                     -Animal models and cell lines
                     -Gene therapy protocols 

Subscribers are welcome.  Contributions within the functions outlined
above are encouraged.

The newsgroup is -UNMODERATED-.

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