3rd Annual Symposium on RNA Science: Epitranscriptomics

The RNA Institute University at Albany (Albany, NY) Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
Symposium Schedule

Symposium March 18, 2016:  Epitranscriptomics

The 3rd annual symposium will delve into the emerging field of Epitranscriptomics. World class keynote speakers will cover topics including tRNA modification, mRNA modification, RNA visualization, and single molecule analysis. Workshops include technologies developed at The RNA Institute to study epitranscriptomics and for direct RNA sequence mutation analysis.

Symposium Registration Site

  • Abstract template
  • Abstract deadline was January 19, 2016
  • Notification of oral and poster presentations by February 1, 2016
  • Poster awards will be given out at the symposium banquet
  • Registration rates (early/ late beginning February 20, 2016)
    • Student $25/$40
    • Postdoc $50/$65
    • All others $75/$90

Workshop Application Submission

  • Epitranscriptome analysis of RNA modifications at attomole level and Direct RNA sequence mutation analysis by nanoswitch technology: Applications accepted with symposium presentation abstract submission (see directions on abstract registration form)
  •  RNA Dynamics: Structural Modeling Through Simulation workshop: apply here.

Symposium Keynote Speakers:

Glenn Björk, PhD Professor emeritus at Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University
Carlos J. Bustamante, PhD Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley
Chuan He, PhD The University of Chicago
Anna Moore, PhD Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Cell Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vikas Palhan, MilliporeSigma

Symposium is followed by a special keynote address at the banquet celebrating Dr. Paul Agris’ first half century of RNA research.
He will present research on “Engineering therapeutics against RNA targets of opportunity.”


Emerging Technologies in Epitranscriptomics and microRNA Detection Using Nanoswitch Technology Workshop March 16-17, 2016: Schedule

Epitranscriptome analysis of RNA modifications at attomole level: Dr. Maria Basanta-Sanchez

Attamole quantification and global profile of RNA modifications: Epitranscriptome of human neural stem cells.
Maria Basanta-Sanchez, SallyTemple, Suraiya A. Ansari, Anna D’Amico and Paul F. Agris, Nucleic Acids Research · October 04, 2015

microRNA detection using nanoswitch technology: Dr. Kenneth Halvorsen

Programmable DNA Nanoswitches for Detection of Nucleic Acid Sequences
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran, Johnny Zavala, and Ken Halvorsen, ACS Sensors · November 25, 2015

RNA Dynamics: Structural Modeling Through Simulation Workshop March 17, 2016

Accommodations (room blocks available at the following hotels):

Hotels are within walking distance of the university and shuttle bus service is available.

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