Meeting on the History of Restriction Enzyme

October 19-21, 2013, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

This international meeting on the history of restriction enzymes will cover research on restriction enzymes dating back to the phage and plasmid (R factors, etc.) work of the 1950s.The scope of the meeting will be quite broad and will cover the original discoveries in the field, the early characterization of the various types of restriction-modification systems and the subsequent cloning and sequencing of the genes encoding these systems including the latest discoveries that are being facilitated by SMRT sequencing. The importance of the commercialization of the Type II restriction enzymes and their subsequent uses will also be highlighted.


Posted: September 13, 2013