2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Molecular Science

Non-Coding RNAs & Epigenetics in Cancer


2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Molecular Science Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer logo

21–23 June 2017

Biocenter, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Announcement: Final Deadline for Early Registration Fees 31 March 2017

An international scientific conference organized by the MDPI journals International Journal of Molecular Sciences and Non-Coding RNA

One of the most unexpected and fascinating discoveries in oncology over the past decade has been the interplay between abnormalities in protein-coding genes and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which are causally involved in cancer initiation, progression, and dissemination. Although, to date, the most studied non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are miRNAs, the importance of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is increasingly being recognized. At the conference, entitled “Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer”, leaders in the field will present the roles of miRNAs and lncRNAs in cancer, with a focus on the recently identified novel mechanisms of action, and discuss the current strategies in designing ncRNA-targeting therapeutics, as well as the associated challenges. We hope to see you all, young in spirit and mind, in the new Eldorado of Science topics in biomedical sciences!

The Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from 21st to 23rd of June 2017. It will comprise five plenary sessions to highlight the most exciting developments and the latest breakthroughs in oncology.

If you are interested in participating in this conference, and in presenting a poster, or in being selected for a short talk, please register and get in touch with the conference secretariat. The program of the conference is being assembled and will be fully available by March 2017.

For more details and to register:


RNAMEDICINE 2017 Symposium

by Christoph on March 24, 2017

in Conferences


RNA MEDICINE 2017 conference Boston

The third annual day-long iRM (Institute for RNA Medicine – BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School) symposium will be held Thursday April 27, 2017, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Registration is open!


The New York Academy of Sciences - logoThe Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group at the New York Academy of Sciences is presenting  a miRNA Symposium with a great speaker line-up:

EVENT:  MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

WHEN: July 13, 2016  from 9am – 5:00 pm

The New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center in NYC
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Keynote Speaker

David Bartel, PhD


Maria Angelica Cortez, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Paul Grint, MD
Regulus Therapeutics

David S. Hong, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Daniel J. Siegwart, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Frank Slack, PhD
BIDMC Cancer Center/ Harvard Medical School

Joana Vidigal, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Here. Webinar is available.

The New York Academy of Sciences miRNA Symposium



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.



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:

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

Thanks go to @drgautammehta for pointing this out!


Special Promotion for BIOCOMP BG 2012

August 7, 2012

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 […]

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Keystone Symposium: Noncoding RNAs in Development and Cancer

June 27, 2012

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 […]

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International Workshop on Small RNA in Cancer Inflammation and Aging

May 10, 2012

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 […]

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International Conference: The reciprocal interactions of signaling pathways and non-coding RNA

November 18, 2011

16-19 September 2012 Ascona Switzerland Organized by the Competence Center for Systems Physiology and Metabolic Diseases of ETH and University Zurich together with EMBO. The conference at the Centro Stefano Franscini in Ticino will connect researchers working on non-coding RNA such as microRNA or long non-coding RNA and cellular signaling pathways relevant in development, cancer, […]

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8th Annual microRNA In Human Health & Development Conference

October 24, 2011

The other week I was updating the list of miRNA conferences and couldn’t find any information about one of the “classic” events in our field: Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s annual microRNA In Human Disease & Development which is held every March in Boston. Today I not only found it listed but the preliminary speaker schedule is […]

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