Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2014

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Long Noncoding RNAs: Marching toward Mechanism (B5)

Organizer(s) Thomas R. Cech, Edith Heard and Ronald R. Breaker
February 27—March 4, 2014
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 29, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Dec 4, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 29, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 7, 2014

Sponsored by Cell Research and Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Much of the mammalian genome is transcribed into long non-coding RNAs, but their biological roles -- such as transcriptional regulation via recruitment of histone-modifying enzymes – are only beginning to be discovered. At the same time, bacterial non-coding RNAs are being found to function as small-molecule-sensing riboswitches and as elements of the CRISPR defense system. For all of these biological systems, a key remaining problem is to understand the detailed mechanism of action. Listing and comparing all of the long ncRNAs, riboswitches, and CRISPR elements genome-wide and among species is useful, but how does the RNA function in each of these systems? The goal of this Keystone Symposium is to stimulate conversations between scientists who work on these very diverse RNA systems, so they can share conceptual frameworks and experimental techniques. This goal will be accomplished by convening an exceptional group of academic and industrial scientists and students to share their insights.

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Keystone Symposia Fellows/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel Award

Lydia M. Contreras
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Scholarship Recipients

Susan B. Carpenter
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Nianwei Lin
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA

Miguel Moreno-Mateos
Yale University, USA

The Elkes Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Joseph R. Evans
University of Michigan, USA