Upcoming miRNA Conferences

20th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, June 1, 2015

Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison Memorial Union 800 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53715 USA

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MicroRNAs and Noncoding RNAs in Cancer - Keystone Symposia

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, June 13, 2015

Location: Keystone Resort Keystone, Colorado USA

Description: While hundreds of human microRNAs and noncoding RNAs are known, relatively little is known about their roles and targets, and there is still a limited literature on using these molecules in the clinic. The specific aims of this meeting serve to address these deficiencies and are as follows:

1) Focus on the exciting biology of microRNAs and noncoding RNAs in controlling developmental and cancer processes like cell proliferation, differentiation, cell cycle, apoptosis and metastasis. This meeting will highlight the best current research into the role that miRNAs play in these fundamental processes and provide the basic understanding that will drive the invention of powerful clinical tools;

2) Focus on the latest efforts to harness the power of these RNAs as agents in the fight against cancer. Discussions will range from use of miRNAs as diagnostic and prognostic markers in cancer, to SNPs providing risk factors for cancer, to the delivery and effectiveness of small RNA therapeutics in clinically relevant settings;

3) Attract the best researchers working in small RNAs and cancer to one place for critical discussions that will advance the field and accelerate the benchside to bedside use of this technology; and

4) Provide a stimulating environment where students, postdocs and junior investigators can present and discuss their research with the best minds in the field.

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International Conference - "The long and the short of non-coding RNAs"

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, June 20, 2015

Location: Avra Imperial Hotel and Conference Center, Chania, Greece

Description: mRNA transcription, subcellular localization, turnover, and translation remain incompletely understood – as do their implications for cell biology and pathophysiology. The goal of this meeting is two-fold. One is to review recent advances in non-coding RNA biology, from biosynthesis to function. The second is to discuss the use of therapeutic non-coding RNAs (including antisense RNAs, siRNAs, miRNA mimics and antagomirs, crRNAs of the CRISPR_Cas system, aptamers, etc) as tools to correct faulty gene expression in human disease.

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EMBO Conference - Protein Synthesis and Translational Control

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, September 13, 2015

Location: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Description: Translational control is a major focus of attention that extends to many fields, including development, neurobiology, cell physiology, disease, synthetic and systems biology, etc. In addition to translation of messenger RNA, the conference will feature advances in the field of non-coding RNAs, both small (miRNA) and large (lncRNA), that influence the translation process and its machinery. Novel, powerful high-throughput technologies and structural advances will also be central, as they are pushing the field forward in manners that were unthinkable only few years ago, and are helping to create a “systems” view of translation. With the increasing appreciation of the integration between different steps of gene expression, the conference will explore the connections between translation, mRNA turnover, nonsense-mediated decay, RNA localization, and nuclear events such as transcription and splicing. Finally, many alternatives to the classical “one message makes one protein” concept are being unraveled which increase the potential for regulation. These alternatives will be featured, as well as the role of translational regulation in diseases as diverse as cancer, neurological disorders or infectious diseases.

This conference is partnered with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL).

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EMBL Symposium - The non-coding genome

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, October 22, 2015

Location: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Description: n the 50 years since RNA was identified as a central component in the flow of genetic information, it has become increasingly clear that RNA performs many additional diverse and interesting functions. Regulatory RNAs are known to play central roles across numerous biological processes required for cell viability and function. Moreover, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed to generated many additional RNAs with unknown functions, raising the question: What else does RNA do?

1. Non-coding RNAs in prokaryotes
2. miRNAs: biogenesis, function and mechanisms
3. siRNAs and piRNAs
4. Transcriptional silencing and dosage compensation\
5. Gene silencing in plants
6. Long non-coding RNAs

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Cesar Martins November 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Dear Colleague,
I am excited to announce the microRNA 2012: International Symposium.
Join us March 25-27, 2012 in São Paulo, Brazil to discover and learn about the latest scientific advances on microRNA research.
Symposium details can be accessed at http://microrna2012.weebly.com/.
The Symposium will bring renowned speakers who will cover themes on microRNA research related to:
*Aging, Development and Evolution
*Plant research
Special early registration fees are available until December 31, 2011. Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of reduced registration rates.

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