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Non-Coding RNAs
joint with Eukaryotic Transcription
Organizer(s): John S. Mattick, Jeannie T. Lee and Kevin V. Morris
Date: March 31 - April 05, 2012
Location: Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
It has become apparent that RNA plays a major, but still largely unexplored, role in the regulation of gene expression. It is becoming increasingly evident that longer forms of non-protein-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are involved directly in regulating gene expression and epigenetic states. These long ncRNAs appear to be functioning as an endogenous RNA regulatory system, playing a major role in the epigenetic control of differentiation and development. These observations, across various model systems, strongly suggest that long ncRNAs are more intricately involved in the regulation of gene expression than previously envisioned. The goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on Non-Coding RNAs is to highlight the similarities and differences in various model systems to better understand the role of long ncRNAs in the regulation of genomes. This is an entirely new emerging field of study that is on the forefront of modern biology. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Eukaryotic Transcription, which will share a plenary session with this meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: November 30 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 30 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 5 2012
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 30 2012
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
BioVentures, Inc.Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationIntegrated DNA TechnologiesSigma Life Science


Eric Devor
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization)
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. 1R13HD071674-01
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