7th Annual RNA Symposium

Registration will be active November 2019

March 18-20, 2020, University at Albany

The RNA Institute’s 7th Annual RNA Symposium will bring together scientific experts, students and industry professionals who conduct basic, applied and translational research in RNA. This year’s meeting will highlight multidisciplinary work being done in and around RNA science.

The RNA Symposium provides a forum for faculty, students and industry representatives to present their findings and network with colleagues. It has attracted Nobel Laureates, as well as National Academy Members, distinguished Howard Hughes Medical Institute Principal Investigators, renowned university professors, industry scientists and medical doctors, among others from around the world.

Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Keynote Speaker:

Michael Rosbash
Brandeis University

Thursday, March 19

Additional confirmed Keynote Speakers include the following leaders in the RNA field and will present on March 19 and 20, 2020

 Sandra Wolin NIH/NIC

Sarah Woodson Johns Hopkins University

Thomas Tuschl The Rockefeller University

Alain Laederach UNC Chapel Hill

Christos Kyratsous Regeneron

Shuling Guo Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Myriam Gorospe NIH/NIA

Elisa Franco, UCLA

Victoria D’Souza Harvard University

Lydia Contreras The University of Texas at Austin

John Carulli Syros Pharmaceuticals

Christine Chow Wayne State University

Philip Bevilacqua Penn State University

Marlene Belfort University at Albany


Workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 18 and will include the following topics as well as some new additions that will be updated here shortly: Gradient fractionation, RNA simulations, Epitranscriptomics, Sequencing technologies, Nanoswitch-mediated detection of micro-RNAs, Expanding the tools to combat repeat expansion disorders.


Abstracts for selected talks and posters due on January 24, 2020

Check back for registration and abstract submission in November 2019.

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