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Gene Silencing by Small RNAs
Organizer(s): Richard W. Carthew and Olivier Voinnet
Date: February 07 - 12, 2012
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
The impact of small non-coding RNAs has profoundly touched the fields of development and cell biology, functional genomics, human disease and drug therapy. This mode of gene regulation is not restricted to eukaryotes; bacteria utilize small RNAs, notably those made from CRISPR loci that silence the expression of bacteriophages, transposons and plasmids. There are still many gaps in our knowledge of the mechanisms used by small RNAs, particularly newly discovered RNAs. It has become clear that this field of study needs an annual forum to enable rapid dissemination of new discoveries between researchers. Overall, the goals of this proposed meeting are: (1) to foster the scientific development of junior investigators by promoting their interaction with established investigators, and (2) to allow for mixing and sharing of ideas between biochemists, molecular biologists, geneticists and systems biologists working in the field. We hope this will synergize ideas and method breakthroughs in small RNA mechanisms.
Scholarship Deadline: October 6 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 6 2011
Abstract Deadline: November 10 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 14 2011
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Found AnimalsIntegrated DNA TechnologiesSigma Life Science
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Grant No. 1R13HD070616-01
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