MicroRNA and Cancer
Organizer(s): Frank J. Slack and Amy E. PasquinelliDate: June 10 - 15, 2009
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
MicroRNAs have recently emerged as key regulators of gene expression during development and are frequently mis-expressed in human disease states, in particular cancer. MicroRNAs act to promote or repress cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis during development, all processes that can go awry in cancer. Thus, microRNAs have the ability to behave like oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Their small size and molecular properties make miRNAs amenable as targets and therapeutics in cancer treatment. While hundreds of human microRNAs are known, relatively little is known about their roles and targets. This meeting will focus on the exciting biology of microRNAs in controlling developmental and cancer processes like cell proliferation, differentiation, cell cycle, apoptosis and metastasis. It will also focus on the latest efforts to harness the power of these small RNAs as agents in the fight against cancer.
Scholarship Deadline: February 10 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 10 2009
Abstract Deadline: March 13 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: April 10 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Merck & Co., Inc.
Regulus Therapeutics Inc.