Noncoding RNAs in Health and Disease

joint with the meeting on Enhancer Malfunction in Cancer

Submit an abstract and register for this

Keystone Symposia conference that will take place

February 21–24, 2016 at Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Scientific Organizers:
Ramin Shiekhattar, University of Miami and Roberto Bonasio, University of Pennsylvania

Over the past decade, there has been a greater understanding of genomic complexity in eukaryotes ushered in by the immense technological advances in high-throughput sequencing of DNA and its corresponding RNA transcripts. This has resulted in the realization that beyond protein-coding genes, there are a large number of transcripts that do not encode for proteins and, therefore, may perform their function through RNA sequences and/or through secondary and tertiary structural determinants. This Keystone Symposia meeting is focused on the latest findings concerning different classes of noncoding RNAs that use different strategies to regulate transcription. These are exciting times for discovering the biological scope and the mechanism of action for these RNA molecules, which have roles in dosage compensation, imprinting, enhancer function and transcriptional regulation, with a consequently great impact in development and disease.

Session Topics:
• Noncoding RNAs in Dosage Compensation and Germline Function
• Small Noncoding RNA in Transcriptional Silencing
• Enhancer RNA in Development and Disease (Joint)
• Enhancer Chromatin and Noncoding RNA (Joint)
• Noncoding RNAs and Polycomb/Trithorax Complexes
• Noncoding RNAs and Nuclear Architecture

Deadlin­es:
Scholarship & Discounted
Abstract: October 20, 2015
Late-Breaking Abstract: November 18, 2015
(for plenary short talk or workshop presentation consideration)
Discounted Registration: December 18, 2015
(Through this date, you can also submit an abstract on our website for publication in the printed abstract book and presentation in a poster session.)

For more information and to register, please visit our website:
http://www.keystonesymposia.org/16Q5