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Small Regulatory RNAs (D7)

Scientific Organizers: V. Narry Kim, Gregory J. Hannon, Lin He and Victor Ambros


April 14—18, 2019

Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, South Korea


Developed in collaboration with the Institute for Basic Science

Supported by the Directors' Fund


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 19, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Jan 16, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 13, 2019 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-D7 "Small Regulatory RNAs" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On December 19, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After December 19, 2018 until March 3, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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December 19, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 13, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After February 13, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 13, 2019 720.00 USD
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Regular STUDENT Registration
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After February 13, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 19, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is January 16, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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Scholarship Deadline: December 19, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: January 16, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is December 19, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 13, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, April 14 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, April 18 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, April 19 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

2nd Floor Lobby
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

2nd Floor Lobby/Terrace

MONDAY, APRIL 15

08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Room 202
08:30—19:00
Poster Viewing

Room 202
08:30—08:45
Welcome and Memorial Speech for Elisa Izaurralde
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

Oliver Weichenrieder, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Memorial Speech for Elisa Izaurralde

08:45—09:45
Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

David P. Bartel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Whitehead Institute, USA
MicroRNAs

09:45—11:30
MicroRNA Biogenesis and Turnover
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Gunter Meister, University of Regensburg, Germany
Regulators of microRNA Biogenesis

Coffee Break

Helge Großhans, Friedrich Miescher Institute - FMI, Switzerland
Promoting Adulthood through One miRNA with a Single Target

Eric C. Lai, Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
Short Talk: Genomic Clustering Aids Nuclear Processing of Suboptimal pri-miRNA loci

Daniel Cifuentes, Boston University, USA
Short Talk: A Negative Feedback Loop Between Dicer and miR-144 Dampens Canonical microRNA Biogenesis and Maximizes the Ago2-Dependent Processing of miR-451 during Vertebrate Erythropoiesis

11:30—13:00
Lunch

Room 201
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 1

Room 202
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Room 201
* Mofang Liu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Séverine Chambeyron, Institute of Human Genetics, France
The NuRD Complex Mediates piRNA-Guided Heterochromatin Formation in Metazoans

Caterina Gasperini, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Identification of piRNAs and Functional Investigation of piRNA-Pathway in Adult Mammalian Neural Progenitor Cells

Xin Zhiguo Li, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Ribosomes Guide Initial piRNA Processing on Long Single Strand Precursor RNAs

Kensaku Murano, Keio University, Japan
Nuclear RNA Export Factor Variant Triggers Piwi-piRNA-Mediated Co-Transcriptional Silencing

Yang Yu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
A Pandas Complex Adapted for piRNA-Guided Transposon Silencing

Dong-Hoon Jeong, Hallym University, South Korea
The Role of Small Regulatory RNAs in Rice Epigenetic Regulation

Seung Cho Lee, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
21-22 nt easiRNA-Dependent Regulation of Retrotransposition in Arabidopsis

Yuriki Sakurai, University of Tokyo, Japan
In vitro Recapitulation of the Secondary siRNA Biogenesis in Plants

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
MicroRNA Function in Development and Stem Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA

Lin He, University of California, Berkeley, USA
MiR-34 in the Regulation of Stem Cells

Stefania Nicoli, Yale University, USA
microRNA-223 Limits Hematopoietic Stem Cell Production from the Developing Aorta

Anton J. Enright, University of Cambridge, UK
Detection of Subtle microRNA Binding Effects on mRNA Levels using Single-Sum Significance k-mer Analysis

Mollie K. Meffert, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Growth Regulatory miRNAs in Neuronal Function

Aishe Angeletti Sarshad, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Short Talk: Argonaute-miRNA Complexes Silence Target mRNAs in the Nucleus of Mammalian Stem Cells

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


TUESDAY, APRIL 16

08:30—12:00
MicroRNA Function in Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Lin He, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Regulation of Argonaute by Posttranslational Modification

Kwangseog Ahn, Seoul National University, South Korea
Regulation of Innate Antiviral Defenses by RNA-Mediated Interactions between Virus and Host

Coffee Break

Rui Yi, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
MicroRNA-Mediated Regulatory Network in Hair Follicle Stem Cells

Jun-An Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
The Role of MicroRNA during Motor Neuron Development and Degeneration

Anna Bludau, University of Regensburg, Germany
Short Talk: Lateral Septum miRNA Alterations in Response to Social Fear Conditioning: Functional Involvement of miR-132 in Extinction and Oxytocin-Mediated Reversal of Social Fear

Donghyun Kang, Seoul National University, South Korea
Short Talk: Stress-Activated miR-204 Governs Senescent Phenotypes of Chondrocytes to Promote Osteoarthritis Development

09:30—09:50
Coffee Break

Foyer
12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Room 202
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Room 202
14:30—16:30
Meet the Scientist Workshop
Space is limited. Please sign-up in advance

Room 204 + 205
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Small RNAs as Therapeutic and Diagnostic Tools
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Phillip D. Zamore, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
RNAi-Based Modulation of Gene Expression in Central Nervous System

Karyn Schmidt, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, USA
Mechanistic Insights and Progress on the GalNAc-siRNA Conjugate Platform for Targeted Delivery of RNAi Therapeutics to the Liver

Jongyeun Park†, Korea University, South Korea
Short Talk: siAbasic: Ascertaining Potent siRNA-6Ø Sequences without Off-Target Effects

Yun Sang Cho, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, South Korea
Short Talk: Safety and Efficacy of Double Strand RNA against Sacbrood Virus Infection in Apis cerana

Gaspare La Rocca, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Short Talk: Development of a Novel Mouse Model for the Reversible, Temporally and Spatially Controlled Inhibition of miRNA Activity in vivo

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Room 202
19:30—21:30
Poster Session 2

Room 202

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Room 202
08:30—19:00
Poster Viewing

Room 202
08:30—11:30
Mechanism of RNA Silencing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Mikiko C. Siomi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA
TREX-2 and A Nuclear Pore Protein in MicroRNA Biogenesis in Arabidopsis

Yukihide Tomari, University of Tokyo, Japan
The 3′-End Formation Mechanism of Silkworm piRNAs

Coffee Break

Phillip D. Zamore, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Mofang Liu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Multiple Roles of MIWI/piRNAs in Regulating Spermiogenesis in Mice

Daehyun Baek, Seoul National University, South Korea
Short Talk: Most RNA-Binding Proteins are microRNA Targeting Enhancers

Shu-Huei Hsiao, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Short Talk: Loss of PIWIL4 and L1TD1 Disrupts Somatic piRNA, Methylome and Genome Stability

Larissa Nitschke, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: MicroRNA 760 Regulates the Expression of Atxn1 via Interaction with its 5'untranslated Region

11:30—12:30
Lunch

Room 201
12:30—14:30
Poster Session 3

Room 202
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

Room 201
* Martin J. Simard, CRCHU de Québec-Université Laval, Canada

Lu Ya-Lin, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Bifunctional Role of miR-124 during Neuronal Reprogramming of Human Fibroblasts

Tuan Anh Nguyen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Novel Players Regulate pri-miRNA Processing

Lei Wang†, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
RNA helicase AQR Cooperates with the DROSHA-DGCR8 Complex to Promote Primary microRNA Processing

Claudia Lang, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand
A Randomized, Controlled, Cross-Over Clinical Study Investigating the Bioavailability of Dietary Fruit microRNAs (miRNAs) in Humans

Bing Yang, National Institute of Health, USA
Identifying Essential mir-35 Targeting Sites in C. elegans

Doowon Huh, Rockefeller University, USA
An Adaptive Stress-Induced tRNA Depletion Response Mediates Codon-Based Translational Repression and Growth Suppression

Jian Lu, Peking University, China
Drosophila tsRNAs Preferentially Suppress General Translation Machinery via Antisense Pairing and Participate in Cellular Starvation Response

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Lessons from CRISPR
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Yanli Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Class 2 CRISPR-Cas RNA-Guided Endonucleases and Inhibitors

Jin-Soo Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
CRISPR Genome Editing

Chirlmin Joo, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Single-Molecule Analysis of Fast and Accurate Target Recognition by Small RNAs

Dinshaw J. Patel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Structure-based Mechanistic Insights into CRISPR-Cas Surveillance Complexes

Hidetoshi Hasuwa, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Short Talk: PIWIL3 Plays an Important Role in Early Embryogenesis of Golden Hamsters

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


THURSDAY, APRIL 18

08:30—11:30
Diverse Small RNA Pathways I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Helge Großhans, Friedrich Miescher Institute - FMI, Switzerland

Mikiko C. Siomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
PiRNA Biogenesis

Alexei A. Aravin, California Institute of Technology, USA
Molecular Mechanism of piRNA-Guided Transcriptional Repression

Coffee Break

Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University, China
Transcriptional Activation by Small RNAs in Plants

JP T. Ouyang, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Loss of Germ Granule Integrity during the Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition Disrupts Small RNA Homeostasis in Caenorhabditis elegans

Jan Schreier, Institute for Molecular Biology, Germany
Short Talk: A Novel Sperm-Specific Compartment Secures an Argonaute Protein for Paternal Epigenetic Inheritance

Xiaorong Zhang, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Short Talk: Exploring Active RNAi in Mitochondria to Reveal Epistatic Translational Control of mtDNA-Encoded Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunits

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

15:30—16:30
Meet the Editors

Room 204 + 205
Steve Mao, Science, AAAS, USA

Angela K. Eggleston, Nature Publishing Group, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:00
Diverse Small RNA Pathways II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Jun-An Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Victor R. Ambros, University of Massachusetts, USA
Developmental Regulation and Function of Let-7a microRNA in C. elegans

V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
MicroRNA Arm Switching Regulated by Uridylation

Martin J. Simard, CRCHU de Québec-Université Laval, Canada
Short Talk: microRNAs form Distinct Silencing Complexes to Regulate their Target mRNAs Differently

18:00—18:45
Closing Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
* Victor R. Ambros, University of Massachusetts, USA

Phillip A. Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Networks of microRNA in Normal and Cancer Cell States

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/14/2019

Room 201
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Room 202
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Room 202

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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Directors' Fund


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American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Daejeon Metropolitan City
eLife
 

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