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The Biology of RNA Silencing
Organizer(s): Witold Filipowicz and Erik Sontheimer
Date: April 25 - 30, 2009
Location: Fairmont Empress Victoria / Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
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Summary of Meeting:
During the past decade, a set of pathways collectively known as “RNA silencing” has been shown to use small RNA molecules to regulate gene expression and protect cells from pathogens. RNA silencing pathways control an ever-expanding range of biological phenomena, and defects in these pathways lead directly to disease. In addition, small RNAs hold great promise as therapeutic agents. The physiological mechanisms of RNA silencing are only partially understood. Furthermore, small RNAs are known to affect gene expression at many different levels, but the ways in which these different levels of silencing are integrated remain obscure. Our ability to harness RNA silencing for therapeutic purposes depends critically on our knowledge of the underlying biology. The goals of this meeting are to bring together leading researchers working on different branches of RNA silencing to share their findings and facilitate a deeper understanding of the breadth and complexity of small RNA-related phenomena.
Scholarship Deadline: December 29 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 29 2008
Abstract Deadline: January 28 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 25 2009
Late Abstracts


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Program

Saturday, April 25 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Palm Court


Saturday, April 25 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Palm Court


Saturday, April 25 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session
Room: Crystal Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 4
* Witold Filipowicz, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland

Saturday, April 25 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session
Room: Crystal Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 4
* Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Welcoming Remarks

Saturday, April 25 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session
Room: Crystal Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 4
Andrew Fire, Stanford University, USA
Adventures in the Small RNA-ome

Saturday, April 25 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session
Room: Crystal Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 4
David P. Bartel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Whitehead Institute, USA
MicroRNAs and Other Small Regulatory RNAs

Sunday, April 26 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 8
* David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 8
V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
Biogenesis of miRNAs

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 8
Gunter Meister, University of Regensburg, Germany
Regulation of Argonaute Function

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 8
Qinghua Liu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: C3PO Promotes Drosophila RNAi by Enhancing RISC Activity

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 8
Bruce M. Paterson, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Identification of an RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase in Drosophila Involved in RNAi and Transposon Suppression

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 8
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
CRISPR Interference in Bacteria

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 8
Dinshaw J. Patel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Structural Biology of Argonaute-Mediated RNA Silencing

Sunday, April 26 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs I
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 8 of 8
Jin-Biao Ma, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Short Talk: Structural Insights into the Molecular Mechanism of the Small RNA Methyltransferase HEN1

Sunday, April 26 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Sunday, April 26 | 11:30AM - 11:30AM
On Own for Lunch


Sunday, April 26 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Salon A


Sunday, April 26 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Salon A


Sunday, April 26 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Sunday, April 26 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Chromatin Silencing and Modification
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 6
* Irene Bozzoni, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Sunday, April 26 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Chromatin Silencing and Modification
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 6
Shiv I. S. Grewal, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Epigenetic Genome Control by RNAi and Transposon-Derived Proteins

Sunday, April 26 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Chromatin Silencing and Modification
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 6
Nicholas J. Proudfoot, University of Oxford, UK
Autoregulation of Convergent RNAi Genes by Transient Heterochromatin Formation in S. pombe

Sunday, April 26 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Chromatin Silencing and Modification
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 6
Thomas A. Volpe, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Links Assembly of Heterochromatin Domains to Secondary siRNA Synthesis

Sunday, April 26 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Chromatin Silencing and Modification
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 6
Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
DNA Methylation on Arabidopsis

Sunday, April 26 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Chromatin Silencing and Modification
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 6
Andrzej T. Wierzbicki, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: RNA Polymerase V Transcription Recruits AGO4 to Chromatin

Sunday, April 26 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Salon A


Sunday, April 26 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Salon A


Monday, April 27 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Monday, April 27 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Poster Setup
Room: Salon A


Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 8
* Javier A. Martinez, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 8
Scott G. Kennedy, University of Wisconsin, USA
siRNAs Initiate a NRDE-2-Dependent Co-Transcriptional Gene Silencing Program that Regulates RNAP II Elongation

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 8
Craig C. Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Complexity of RNA Silencing in C. elegans

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 8
Thomas F. Duchaine, McGill University, Canada
Short Talk: Architecture of the ERI endoRNAi Initiation Machinery in C. elegans

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 8
David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Imprinted Expression of siRNA loci in Arabidopsis

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 8
Peter Sarnow, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Modulation of Hepatitis C Virus RNA Abundance by Liver-Specific microRNA miR-122

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 8
Yukihide Tomari, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Dissection of Ago1-RISC Assembly Pathway in Drosophila

Monday, April 27 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Mechanism of Small RNAs II
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 8 of 8
Eric C. Lai, Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
Short Talk: Sorting of miRNA* Strands in Drosophila

Monday, April 27 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Monday, April 27 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Lunch
Room: Salon A


Monday, April 27 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Salon A


Monday, April 27 | 12:00PM - 7:15PM
Poster Viewing


Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 8
* Mihaela Zavolan, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Sequence and Structure Determinants of miRNA Targeting Specificity

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 8
Daehyun Baek, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
The Impact of microRNAs on Protein Output

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 8
Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, BSRC 'Al. Fleming', Greece
DIANA-MicroT 4: Machine Learning based microRNA Target Prediction

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 8
Markus Hafner, Rockefeller University, USA
PURE-CLIP - Transcriptome-Wide Identification of miRNA Targets and RNA Targets and Binding Sites of RNA-Binding Proteins

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 8
Dimitrios G. Zisoulis, Regulus Therapeutics, USA
Massive Identification of miRNA Target Sites in Endogenous mRNAs

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 8
Vincenzo Alessandro Gennarino, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy
MicroRNA Target Prediction by Expression Analysis of Host Genes

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 8
Francesca Moretti, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Positional Effects of microRNA-Mediated Translational Regulation and their Mechanistic Basis

Monday, April 27 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Identification of New miRNA Targets
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 8 of 8
Yevgeniy Grigoryev, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
The Role of miRNAs in Regulating Human T and B Lymphocyte Activation

Monday, April 27 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Monday, April 27 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Intersection of RNAi/miRNA Silencing with Other Cellular Pat
hways

Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 6
* † Brenda L. Bass, University of Utah, USA

Monday, April 27 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Intersection of RNAi/miRNA Silencing with Other Cellular Pat
hways

Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 6
Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
RNAi and Pathogen Defense in Plants

Monday, April 27 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Intersection of RNAi/miRNA Silencing with Other Cellular Pat
hways

Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 6
Bryan R. Cullen, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Viruses, microRNAs and RNA Interference

Monday, April 27 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Intersection of RNAi/miRNA Silencing with Other Cellular Pat
hways

Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 6
Craig P. Hunter, Harvard University, USA
Intercellular RNA Transporters in Worms and Vertebrates

Monday, April 27 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Intersection of RNAi/miRNA Silencing with Other Cellular Pat
hways

Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 6
Raul Andino, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Antiviral Immunity in Drosophila Requires Systemic RNAi Spread

Monday, April 27 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Intersection of RNAi/miRNA Silencing with Other Cellular Pat
hways

Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 6
Yi Liu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: A Novel Type of Small Interference RNA Induced by DNA Damage

Monday, April 27 | 7:15PM - 7:15PM
On Own for Dinner


Tuesday, April 28 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 8
* Haruhiko Siomi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 8
Elisa Izaurralde, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
GW182 Proteins are Essential for miRNA-mediated Gene Silencing in Animal Cells

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 8
Witold Filipowicz, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Mechanism and Regulation of miRNA Repression in Mammalian Cells

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 8
Xiaozhong Alec Wang, Northwestern University, USA
Short Talk: Genetic Analysis of Argonaute Function in ES Cells

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 8
Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University, Canada
Dissecting microRNA Mechanisms of Action in vitro

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 8
Joan A. Steitz, Yale University, USA
MicroRNPs: Versatile Regulators of Translation in Vertebrate Cells

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 8
Sara R. Cherry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Ars2 Regulates both miRNA- and siRNA-Dependent Silencing and Suppresses RNA Virus Infection in Drosophila

Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Regulation of Translation and Stability by miRNAs
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 8 of 8
Helge Großhans, Friedrich Miescher Institute - FMI, Switzerland
Short Talk: Active Turnover Modulates Mature microRNA Activity in C. elegans

Tuesday, April 28 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Tuesday, April 28 | 11:30AM - 11:30AM
On Own for Lunch


Tuesday, April 28 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Salon A


Tuesday, April 28 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Salon A


Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 8
* Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Dynamic Small RNA Expression in Precisely Staged Early C. elegans Embryos and the Planarian Small RNAome

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 8
Thomas Hohn, University of Basel, Switzerland
RNA-Based Silencing Suppression

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 8
Nicholas D. Socci, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Analysis of SmallRNA Expression Profiles in Liposarcoma via Deep Sequencing

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 8
Priyamvada Rajasethupathy, Stanford University, USA
Characterization of Small RNAs in Aplysia Reveals Neuronal piRNAs and a Neuron-Specific miRNA that Constrains Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 8
Xiaoming Zhang, University of California, Riverside, USA
Diverse Classes of Endogenous siRNAs with Distinct Biogenesis Pathways Identified from Bacterial-Challenged Arabidopsis

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 8
Michael T. McManus, University of California, San Francisco, USA
EXPANDed RNAi Libraries for High-Throughput Deep Screening

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 8
Constance Ciaudo, ETH, Switzerland
Highly Dynamic and Sex-Specific Expression of Micro RNAs during Early ES Cell Differentiation

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Lessons from Deep Sequencing
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 8 of 8
Hervé Seitz, CNRS, France
The Spectacular Diversity of Small Silencing RNAs in Animals is Ancient and not a Vertebrate Innovation

Tuesday, April 28 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
RNA Silencing in the Germline
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 6
* Richard W. Carthew, Northwestern University, USA

Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
RNA Silencing in the Germline
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 6
Gregory J. Hannon, University of Cambridge, UK
Conserved Roles of Small RNAs in Genome Defense

Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
RNA Silencing in the Germline
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 6
Mikiko C. Siomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
PiRNA Biogenesis Systems in Drosophila Germline Cells

Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
RNA Silencing in the Germline
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 6
René F. Ketting, Institute for Molecular Biology, Germany
RNAi and Chromosome Segregation

Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
RNA Silencing in the Germline
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 6
Yohei Kirino, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Short Talk: Methylation of Piwi Proteins is Conserved across Phyla
and in D. melanogaster it is Catalyzed by PRMT5 and Required for Ago3 and Aub Stability


Tuesday, April 28 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
RNA Silencing in the Germline
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 6
Michael Reuter, EMBL, France
Short Talk: Loss of the Mili-Associated Tudor Domain Containing Protein 1 Specifically Derepresses LINE1 Transposons

Tuesday, April 28 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Salon A


Tuesday, April 28 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Salon A


Wednesday, April 29 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 9
* Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 9
Richard W. Carthew, Northwestern University, USA
Silencing by Small RNAs is Linked to Endosome Trafficking

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 9
Victor R. Ambros, University of Massachusetts, USA
MicroRNA Pathways in Animal Development

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 9
Antonio J. Giraldez, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
The Role of microRNAs during Zebrafish Development

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 9
Gerhard Schratt, Philipps-University-Marburg, Germany
Short Talk: microRNA Regulation of Dendritic and Synaptic Plasticity

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 9
Eran Hornstein, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Short Talk: Loss of miRNA Activity in Pathogenesis of ALS-like Motor Neuron Disease

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 9
Hun-Way Hwang, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Short Talk: Cell-Cell Contact Globally Activates microRNA Biogenesis

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 8 of 9
Yang Yu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
Short Talk: Enhanced Magnitude of miRNA-Mediated Regulation Upon Muscle Differentiation

Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
MicroRNAs in Development
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 9 of 9
Joel R. Neilson, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: 3' UTR Dynamics in Cellular Activation and Transformation

Wednesday, April 29 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Wednesday, April 29 | 11:30AM - 11:30AM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, April 29 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Prefunction, Level 2


Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 1 of 7
* Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 2 of 7
John Van der Oost, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Interference by Small CRISPR RNA in Prokaryotes

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 3 of 7
Gunther Hartmann, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany
RIG-I Immunorecognition of siRNA and Application for Tumor Therapy

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 4 of 7
Beverly L. Davidson, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, USA
Noncoding RNAs and Huntington’s disease.

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 5 of 7
Tariq M. Rana, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Role of P-Bodies and microRNAs in Modulating Host-HIV-1 Interactions

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 6 of 7
Kumi Sakurai, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
Short Talk: Characterization and in vivo Application of a Dual Inhibitory Aptamer-siRNA Delivery System for HIV-1 Therapy

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Small RNAs in Medicine
Room: Salon B-C

Speaker 7 of 7
Sakari Kauppinen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Short Talk: Therapeutic Silencing of microRNA-122 in Primates with Chronic HCV Infection

Wednesday, April 29 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Crystal Ballroom


Thursday, April 30 | 10:22AM - 10:22AM
Departure


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