2nd International Aegean Conference on the Long and the Short of Non-Coding RNAs

Judy Lieberman
(Harvard Medical School)
Zissimos Mourelatos (University of Pennsylvania)
Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

The goal of this conference is two-fold. One is to review recent advances in non-coding RNA biology, from biosynthesis to function and from piRNAs to spliceosomes. The second is to discuss the use of therapeutic non-coding RNAs (asRNAs, siRNAs, miRNA mimics and antagomirs, sgRNAs of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, etc.) as tools to correct faulty gene expression in human disease.

Scientific Sessions:
Systems biology of ncRNAs | microRNA biogenesis and regulation | short RNAs in development & disease | mRNA metabolism 1 | mRNA metabolism 2 | lncRNAs in development & disease | Long and short ncRNAs in cancer | Genome editing and RNA therapeutics

Confirmed Speakers:
Reuven Agami
,  The Netherlands Cancer Institute | Iannis Aifantis, New York University | David Bartel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Robert Blelloch, University of California San Francisco | Javier Caceres, MRC – University of Edinburgh | Howard Chang, Stanford University | Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology – Berlin | David Corey, UT Southwestern Medical Center | Beverly Davidson, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Gideon Dreyfus, University of Pennsylvania | Greg Goodall, Centre for Cancer Biology Adelaide | Richard Gregory, Boston Children’s Hospital | Chuan He, University of Chicago | Lin He, University of California Berkeley | Maite Huarte, University of Navarra | Elisa Izaurralde, Max Planck Institute Tubingen | Marianthi Kiriakidou, Thomas Jefferson University | Judy Lieberman, Harvard Medical School | Kristen Lynch, University of Pennsylvania | Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester | Chris Marine, VIB & University of Leuven | Christine Mayr,         Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center | Joshua Mendell, UT Southwestern Medical Center | Zissimos Mourelatos, University of Pennsylvania | Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center – Berlin | Isidore Rigoutsos, Thomas Jefferson University | Martine Simonelig, Institute of Human Genetics Montpellier | Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko,  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Andrea Ventura, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Additional short talks will be selected from proffered abstracts

Important Deadlines:

  • March 1, 2017: Abstract Submission
  • March 1, 2017: Discounted Registration
  • March 15, 2017: Travel Award Application

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