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Long Noncoding RNAs: Marching toward Mechanism
Organizer(s): Thomas R. Cech, Edith Heard and Ronald R. Breaker
Date: February 27 - March 04, 2014
Location: Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sponsored by Cell Research and Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Much of the mammalian genome is transcribed into long non-coding RNAs, but their biological roles -- such as transcriptional regulation via recruitment of histone-modifying enzymes – are only beginning to be discovered. At the same time, bacterial non-coding RNAs are being found to function as small-molecule-sensing riboswitches and as elements of the CRISPR defense system. For all of these biological systems, a key remaining problem is to understand the detailed mechanism of action. Listing and comparing all of the long ncRNAs, riboswitches, and CRISPR elements genome-wide and among species is useful, but how does the RNA function in each of these systems? The goal of this Keystone Symposium is to stimulate conversations between scientists who work on these very diverse RNA systems, so they can share conceptual frameworks and experimental techniques. This goal will be accomplished by convening an exceptional group of academic and industrial scientists and students to share their insights.
Scholarship Deadline: October 29 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 29 2013
Abstract Deadline: December 4 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 7 2014
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Cell ResearchIsis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
BioVentures, Inc.Exiqon A/SLandes Bioscience
RaNA Therapeutics
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

RaNA Therapeutics
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. 1R13HD078065-01
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