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RNA and Disease Mini-Symposium
May 30, 2013
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RNA and Disease Mini-Symposium

May 30, 2013
Bldg 549 Conference Center

Cellular functions depend on numerous protein-coding and non-coding RNAs and their associated proteins within ribonucleoprotein complexes. Mutations disrupting any of these components, or factors mediating their assembly, structure, or function, can be deleterious. Alternative splicing endows on cells the capacity to fine-tune their transcriptome and proteome in response to cues. Splicing depends on a complex code, numerous RNA-binding proteins and an enormously intricate network of interactions among them, increasing the opportunity for exposure to mutations and mis-regulation that cause disease. The discovery of disease-causing mutations in RNAs is yielding a wealth of new therapeutic targets, and the growing understanding of RNA biology and chemistry is providing new RNA-based tools for developing therapeutics. With these issues in mind, the Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Cancer Virology is sponsoring a 1-day "RNA and Disease" mini-symposium on May 30, at NCI-Frederick, combining a series of talks from experts in the extramural field with short presentations highlighting research programs of selected CCR researchers. Invited speakers include:

Paloma Giangrande University of Iowa
Peixuan Guo University of Kentucky
Adrian Krainer Cold Spring Harbor laboratory
Judy Lieberman Harvard Medical School
Neocles Leontis Bowling Green State University
Christopher Sullivan University of Texas at Austin
Benjamin tenOever Mount Sinai Hospital
Robert Blumenthal CCR/NCI
Natasha Caplen CCR/NCI
Shalini Oberdoerffer CCR/NCI
Bruce Shapiro CCR/NCI

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General Information

For conference related questions please contact Laura Hooper


Bldg 549 Conference Center

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