Bethesda, Maryland 20892
RNA biology is now one of the most influential areas in modern biology and medicine. The discovery of new classes of RNAs and their functions in a wide spectrum of biological processes has transformed how we think about gene expression. The use of RNA molecules as vaccines, antisense oligonucleotides, and therapeutic targets is expanding the clinical armamentarium. Key areas of interest include the elucidation of RNA biogenesis and decay pathways, the identification of functions for new classes of RNAs, the determination of RNA structures, the roles of RNA in disease, and the development of RNA-based and RNA-targeted therapies.
This two-day symposium is hosted by the NCI RNA Biology Initiative and will include internal and external speakers. It offers the opportunity to hear the latest RNA research, to interact with leading figures in the field, and to discuss the use and implications of these advances for clinical applications.