Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2016

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Noncoding RNAs in Health and Disease (Q5)

Organizer(s) Ramin Shiekhattar and Roberto Bonasio
February 21—24, 2016
Santa Fe Community Convention Center • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 20, 2015
Abstract Deadline: Nov 18, 2015
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 20, 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

Sponsored by Cell Research and Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB)

Summary of Meeting:
Over the past decade, there has been a greater understanding of genomic complexity in eukaryotes ushered in by the immense technological advances in high-throughput sequencing of DNA and its corresponding RNA transcripts. This has resulted in the realization that beyond protein-coding genes, there are a large number of transcripts that do not encode for proteins and, therefore, may perform their function through RNA sequences and/or through secondary and tertiary structural determinants. This Keystone Symposia meeting is focused on the latest findings concerning different classes of noncoding RNAs that use different strategies to regulate transcription. These are exciting times for discovering the biological scope and the mechanism of action for these RNA molecules, which have roles in dosage compensation, imprinting, enhancer function and transcriptional regulation, with a consequently great impact in development and disease.

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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Scholarship Recipients

Neal Amin
University of San Diego, USA

Noa Gil
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Noa Katz
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Emily Shields
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Eric A.J. Simko
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Camille Marie Syrett
University of Pennsylvania, USA