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Long Noncoding RNAs: From Molecular Mechanism to Functional Genetics
joint with RNA-Protein Interactions
Organizer(s): Saba Valadkhan and Piero Carninci
Date: February 24 - 28, 2019
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Cell Research and Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Although emerging evidence points to the critical importance of the long non-coding transcriptome in human physiology and pathology, the clinical potential of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as therapeutic and prognostic targets remain largely unexplored. The increasing availability of high-throughput technologies and newly developed computational methodologies are rapidly making it possible to address this gap in our knowledge. However, optimal use of these new capabilities and recognition of their power in transforming the field of lncRNA research require the formation of new collaborative and training efforts. This conference specifically aims to: 1) Communicate the latest available technologies and developing methodologies for lncRNA functional genetics to the lncRNA community; 2) Bridge the already thriving lncRNA mechanistic and basic research to the clinical need for novel, effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets; 3) Highlight and promote the emerging feasibility of performing lncRNA functional genetics; and 4) Stimulate the formation of new collaborative efforts that will accelerate the integration of the lncRNA research into the existing body of biological knowledge.
Scholarship Deadline: October 25 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 25 2018
Abstract Deadline: November 29 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 10 2019
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Cell ResearchIonis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Arraystar Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Grant No. 1 R13 HG010292-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HG010292-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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