NCI RNA Biology 2017

The National Cancer Institute Symposium: RNA Biology 2017

Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern biology and biomedicine. The discovery of numerous new classes of RNAs and their function in a wide spectrum of biological processes has revolutionized molecular biology and has profound implications for clinical sciences. Key areas of current research include the elucidation of RNA biogenesis and structure, the identification of functions for various classes of RNAs, establishing the role of RNA in disease, and the exploration of RNA-based- and RNA-targeted therapies.

Organized by the CCR Initiative in RNA Biology, this symposium will bring together internationally renowned experts in the field of RNA Biology, with the focus on:

  • RNA Processing
  • RNA Structure and Mechanism
  • Non-classical RNAs
  • RNA Therapy

Organizing Committee: Natasha Caplen, Susan Gottesman, Stephen Hughes, Mikhail Kashlev, Stuart Le Grice, Shalini Oberdoerffer, Bruce Shapiro, Yun-Xing Wang, Joseph Ziegelbauer

Speakers include:
Victor Ambros, University of Massachusetts * Ben Blencowe, University of Toronto * Robert Bradley, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center * Thomas Cech, University of Colorado, Boulder * Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology * L. Stirling Churchman, Harvard University * Matthew Disney, Scripps Research Institute * Wendy Gilbert, MIT * Susan Gottesman, NCI * Brenton Graveley, University of Connecticut * Markus Hafner, NIAMS * Alan Hinnebusch, NICHD * J. Robert Hogg, NHLBI * Narry V. Kim, Seoul National University * Stavroula Mili, NCI * Melissa Moore, Moderna Therapeutics * Tao Pan, University of Chicago * Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine * Oliver Rando, University of Massachusetts * Joan Steitz, Yale University * Bruce Sullenger, Duke University * Sohail Tavazoie, Rockefeller University * Jorg Vogel, University of Wurzburg * Sandra Wolin, NCI

To Register: Registration is free but seating is limited so please register online at:

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