RNA Interference, Cosuppression and Related Phenomena
joint with Epigenetics in Development and Disease
Organizer(s): David C. Baulcombe and Ronald H. PlasterkDate: February 21 - 26, 2002
Location: Taos Convention Center (meeting only), Taos, NM, USA
Transgene silencing in plants, RNA interference in animals and quelling in fungi are related processes representing a recently discovered cellular system for suppression of transposons and viruses. Through mutation analysis several components of the mechanism have been identified and, in Drosophila, an in vitro system is leading to biochemical characterization of RNA interference. Research into these phenomena is currently at an exciting stage involving diverse model systems and approaches. The RNA Interference, Cosuppression and Related Phenomena program is designed to compare and contrast the findings from the various systems as a means of drawing out full understanding of the underlying mechanisms. The meeting will also cover enabling technologies based on RNA interference and cosuppression. These technologies are relevant in diverse areas including functional genomics and crop improvement. The joint organization of RNA Interference, Cosuppression and Related Phenomena with the meeting on Epigenetics in Development and Disease will allow exploration of related issues in the topics of the two meetings.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 22 2001
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 20 2001