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.
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Workshop Application Submission
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.