Upcoming miRNA Conferences

microRNA conference: 11th Annual microRNA as Biomarkers and Diagnostics


RNA Biology 2015 – Symposium at NIH

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, March 13, 2015

Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH Bethesda, Maryland

Description: RNA2015 will be held on March 11-12, 2015 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. This 2-day meeting is organized by the Initiative in RNA Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute.

Registration is free.

The meeting will feature international leaders in RNA biology and will highlight emerging topics across the entire spectrum of RNA biology from basic research to clinical applications.

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11th Annual microRNA as Biomarkers and Diagnostics

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, March 18, 2015

Location: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston Massachusetts Institute of Technology 575 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139

Description: The conference will present new findings for the use of microRNA in the early detection of disease for more effective treatment, monitoring tumor growth and disease progression, issues associated with microRNA measurement, and the potential for personalized medicine based on microRNA profile. Presentations from Merck, Pfizer, Eisai, and Regulus Therapeutics will cover topics such as microRNA biomarkers in drug development, personalized medicine, and disease diagnostics. Speakers from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor Research Institute, NYU Cancer Institute and other top institutions will discuss the utility of microRNAs for earlier detection of tumors and as predictors of cancer recurrence and therapeutic outcome. Plus, interactive roundtable discussions will provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues to cover the key issues in normalization, quantitation and biomarker biology.

As part of the Extracellular Biomarkers Summit, the Eleventh Annual microRNA as Biomarkers and Diagnostics meeting promises to be the most comprehensive yet. Complementing the program are three additional conference tracks and four short courses, including a dedicated meeting on Long Non-Coding RNA in Cancer. Led by Isis Pharmaceuticals, BioCancell, RaNA Therapeutics, Harvard Medical School, MIT, NIH, The Ohio State University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center, this event will provide sessions on lncRNA as cancer biomarkers and diagnostics, role in cancer progression, functional characterization, and epigenetic mechanisms.

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Non-Coding RNA: New Mechanisms and Approaches

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, May 20, 2015

Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, United States

Description: Emerging new roles of non-coding RNA are transforming biology. Leaders in the field will report on advances in our understanding of RNA in genome stability, immunology, epigenetic inheritance. This meeting will cover a range of systems including protists, invertebrates and mammals. A major focus will be how to translate new RNA mechanisms into new therapeutic approaches.

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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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