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Cambridge Healthtech Institute announces the 9th Annual MicroRNA Targets and Tools for Therapeutic Development Conference on March 4th and 5th, 2013 at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge, MA.
Registration is now open and there is an early registration discount until December 7th, 2012, while the advanced registration deadline is January 25th, 2013.
Poster abstracts are due February 6th, 2013.

The annual microRNA-focused conference blends academia and industry together over several symposium sessions and poster presentations discussing the therapeutic potential of microRNA. There will be opportunities for networking and informal conversation throughout the two-day event.
Additionally, companies may sign up to give highly-focused, 30 minute presentations to target audiences about your latest miRNA technologies and developments.

Conference topics will cover over 20 fields, including

  • miRNA as a therapeutic window for inflammation,cancer and pain,
  • new miRNA technologies and strategies,
  • miRNAs as biomarkers,
  • tissue-based miRNAanalysis,
  • and circulating miRNAs.

There will be several symposium headlined by Dr. Stephen Gay of the University of Zurich, Dr. Carlo Croce of the Ohio State University, Dr. David Brown, Director of Research at Mirna Therapeutics, Dr. Pramod Pandey , Senior Research Investigator at Novartis, Dr. Igor Mikaelian of Hoffman-La Roche, and Dr. Lorenzo Sempere from the Dartmouth School of Medicine.

Please visit the conference website for all additional information regarding abstract sponsorship, registration, travel and lodging information, and for a more detailed itinerary.

Website: http://www.healthtech.com/mrn

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Very last minute – but if you are near London and don’t have any plans for Wednesday this might be right event for you:

Banner for 3rd International Symposium on Cancer, microRNAs, and other non-coding RNAs

The third international symposium on Cancer, microRNAs and other non-coding RNAs will highlight the function and regulation of non-coding RNAs during oncogenesis. The symposium will cover a wide range of themes, from the basic biology of the RNA silencing machinery to clinical applications of microRNA antagonists, and from the function of small RNAs in transcription to the delineation of functional networks of small RNAs and RNA-binding proteins in development, immunity, and cancer. Overall, the aim is to create an inspiring interactive forum for basic and clinician scientists working on non-coding RNAs and cancer.

The conference starts at 8:00 (Registration), first talk is at 9:30, and last scheduled talk is at 16:45. Event speakers include:

Frank Slack – Yale University, USA
Joshua Mendell – UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Javier Caceres – MRC Human Genetics Unit, UK
Andrea Califano – Columbia University, USA
Eric Miska – Gurdon Institute, UK
Susanna Obad – Santaris Pharma, Denmark
Judy Lieberman – Harvard University, USA
Martin Bushell – University of Leicester, UK

Conference Website:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cancer/conferences/micro12_welcome

Conference Location:
Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London, London, UK

Thanks go to @drgautammehta for pointing this out!

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Special Promotion for BIOCOMP BG 2012

by Christoph on August 7, 2012

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International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – BIOCOMP BG 2012

Save ~15% from the early registration fee till 20 August with your abstract to BIOCOMP BG 2012!

Limited time offer ~15% OFF

Early Standard Academic fee – now 350 euro!
Early Student Registration fee – now 250 euro!

(fee also includes 4-star all-inclusive hotel accommodation)

To use your discount coupon select your normal fee and type “15OFF” in the comment field of the registration form.
(http://biocomp.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg/)

Keynote speakers

Prof. Dr. Klaas Vandepoele – Ghent University, Belgium
Dr. Andreas Gisel – Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Italy
Prof. Wojciech Karlowski – Insitute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Poland
Prof. Mario A. Fares – University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
Dr.Andrey Kajava – CRBM – Macromolecular Biochemistry Research Center, France
Dr.Gaurav Sablok – Istituto Agrario San Michele (IASMA), Italy

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

High-performance bio-computing
High-throughput sequencing data analysis (NGS)
Bio-ontologies
Molecular evolution
Comparative genomics
Molecular modeling and simulation
Computational genetics
Computational proteomics
Data mining and visualization
Software tools and applications
Gene expression analysis
Gene networks
Structural biology
Genome analysis
Databases
Systems biology

Publications

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.
Best 20 abstracts will be peer-reviewed and published as full text manuscripts in a Special Issue of Springer and Elsevier journals:
Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences (ISSN: 1867-1462).
Journal of Computational Science (ISSN: 1877-7503)

Venue

The venue of the conference is 4-star All-inclusive Sunny Day Black Sea resort, Bulgaria

Registration and abstract submission

All the actions related to the BIOCOMP 2012  (abstract submission, registration etc) may be completed via the Conference website at http://biocomp.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg/

Accommodation

IMPORTANT: Accommodation is included in the conference registration fee.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline – 20 August 2012 (submitted abstracts will be notified for acceptance after 48h of submission)
  • Early Registration Fee Payment Deadline – 20 August 2012
  • Arriving, Poster set up, Registration – 19 September 2012
  • Plenary and Poster Sessions – 20-21 September 2012

You may find details of the Conference visiting the Conference website at http://biocomp.bio.uni-plovdiv.bg/

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Date and Location:

January 20—25, 2013

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Meeting Summary:

A recurrent principle in cancer biology is the co-option of pathways that function during development to promote aberrant tumor cell behavior. This principle clearly applies to the roles of noncoding RNAs in cancer. Examples of noncoding RNAs that modify tumor phenotypes include the microRNA (miRNA) let-7, a key regulator of developmental timing in C. elegans, and the miR-17-92 cluster, which conducts essential regulatory functions during mammalian development. However, we currently have only a rudimentary understanding of how diverse classes of noncoding RNAs function in physiologic and pathophysiologic states. This meeting will bring together experts focused on the roles of noncoding RNAs in development and cancer with the broad goals of 1) illuminating new connections between developmental and cancer pathways controlled by miRNAs and long noncoding RNAs; 2) uncovering novel mechanisms by which developmental and cancer pathways influence noncoding RNA processing and activity; 3) revealing the molecular mechanisms through which miRNAs and long noncoding RNAs function in these pathways; and 4) highlighting how our understanding of noncoding RNA-regulated pathways can be applied in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for cancer and perhaps other diseases. To accomplish these goals, this meeting will bring together experts from disparate fields ranging from organismal-level developmental and cancer biology to biochemical and molecular studies of RNA function to share their newest data and ideas. It is anticipated that the diverse views, approaches, and results presented by participants will foster new lines of investigation and collaborations which will be critical to dissect the myriad functions of noncoding RNAs in health and disease.
Organizers: Joshua T. Mendell, Phillip A. Sharp, Judy Lieberman and Howard Y. Chang
For Students: Scholarships are available  (application due September 20th)

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Dates: from 03 September 2012 12:00 to 04 September 2012 17:00
Timezone: Europe/Copenhagen
Location: Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration closes on August 24, 2012.
Abstract submissions are due by August 01, 2012

Confirmed speakers include: Aaron J. Schetter
Anders H. Lund
Carlo M. Croce
Curtis C. Harris
Hadi Valadi
Heiko Hermeking Henrik Ørum
Jan Gorodkin
Jørgen Kjems
Michael G. Katze
Zachary Pincus

Conference website:
http://indico.conferences.dtu.dk/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=114

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