5th Annual Symposium


5th Annual Symposium

5th Annual Symposium on RNA Science and its Applications
‘RNA in Translational Biomedical Research’

March 14-16, 2018

Registration is open with early-bird pricing until January 15, 2018. To register, click here.

Abstract submissions for oral presentations and the poster sessions are being accepted until January 4, 2018.
Please note that you must be registered for the symposium to submit an abstract. All abstract submissions will be accepted for the posters sessions. Oral presenters who are chosen will be notified of their session and presentation time during the first week in February 2018.

Symposium sponsorship is available and donations are also appreciated. Please contact Leah Scott at lscott2@albany.edu to become a symposium sponsor. We generously offer customized sponsorship for all contributions to accommodate both the needs, expectations, and budgets of our sponsors.

Check back soon for additional information.Details will be released as they become available. Please contact The RNA Institute directly with any questions or concerns at rna@albany.edu or 518-591-8814. Thank you for your interest in and continued support of the Institute.

The annual symposium on RNA Science and its Applications is the hallmark event of The RNA Institute. It is now in its 5th year. We hope you will join us this spring.


Main Program: Friday, March 16, 2018
7:30am – 7:00pm
Symposium Topics and Presenters

Session 1
Title: High Throughput RNA Molecular Measurements
Chair: TBD

Dave Bartel, (PhD), National Academy of Sciences Member; HHMI Principal Investigator; Member of the Whitehead Institute; Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eda Yildirim (PhD), Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University
Oral Presentation: TBD
Oral Presentation: TBD

Session 2
Title: Evolutionary and Computational Analysis (RNA Modifications)
Chair: TBD

Peter Dedon (MD, PhD), Principal Investigator, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology; Infectious Disease IRG Member, Center for Environmental Health Sciences; Underwood-Prescott Professor of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Holley (MD, PhD), American Board of Internal Medicine Certifications, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University
Oral Presentation: TBD
Oral Presentation: TBD

Session 3
Title: Phenotypic Analyses (RNA Structure Informs Function)
Chair: TBD

Christine Dunham (PhD), Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Emory University Medical School
Pascale Legault (PhD), Canadian Research Chair in Structural Biology of RNA, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Universite’ de Monteal
Oral Presentation: TBD
Oral Presentation: TBD

Session 4
Title: Tools from Biological Machines
Chair: TBD

Alan Lambowitz (PhD), National Academy of Sciences Member, Mr. and Mrs. A. Frank Smith Jr. Regents Chair in Molecular Biology, Principal Investigator, Professor of Molecular Biosciences, the University of Texas at Austin
Session Presenter: TBD
Oral Presentation: TBD
Oral Presentation: TBD

Poster Sessions: March 16, 2018
12:00 – 2:00pm
Abstracts and the sessions presentation schedule will be made available online prior to the start of the symposium


Peer Presentations: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Graduate Peer Presentations: 4:00 – 5:00pm

Chair: TBD
Title: TBD
Presenter: TBD
Title: TBD
Presenter: TBD

Post-doctoral Presentations: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Chair: TBD
Title: TBD
Presenter: TBD
Title: TBD
Presenter: TBD

Workshops: Wednesday, March 14* – Thursday, 15, 2018
Workshop registration is available through the registration portal – visit the link above to sign up.
Workshop attendees will be notified directly by the workshop hosts regarding requirements for participation and additional details. Contact the workshop hosts directly with any questions or concerns.

Epitranscriptome Analysis*
Hosted by: Dr. Qishan Lin qlin4@albany.edu and Dr. Dan Fabris

microRNA Detection Using Nanoswitch Technology
Hosted by:
Dr. Ken Halvorsen khalvorsen@albany.edu

Computational Analysis
Hosted by: Dr. Alan Chen achen6@albany.edu

Symposium Organizing CommitteeAlan Chen, Bijan Dey, Jason Herschkowitz, Melinda Larsen (chair), and Prash Rangan

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