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    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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Noncoding RNAs: Form, Function, Physiology (C2)

Scientific Organizers: Joshua T. Mendell, Igor Ulitsky and Sohail F. Tavazoie


February 25—March 1, 2018

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


Sponsored by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 24, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 24, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 21, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 19, 2017 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-C2 "Noncoding RNAs: Form, Function, Physiology" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 24, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 24, 2017 until January 14, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 24, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 19, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 19, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 19, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 19, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 24, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 21, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 24, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 21, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 24, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 19, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 25 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, March 1 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, March 2 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Longs Peak Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs/Quandary Peaks
8:00—9:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
Antisense-Mediated Chromatin Silencing at FLC

9:00—11:30 AM
Evolution and Structure of Noncoding RNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Sequences Enriched in Alu Repeats Drive Nuclear Localization of Long RNAs in Human Cells

Coffee Break

Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University, USA
Genome Regulation by Long Noncoding RNAs

Kevin Weeks, University of North Carolina, USA
Structure-Based Discovery of New Functions in Large RNAs

Yashar Niknafs†, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Oncogenic Role of THOR, a Conserved Cancer/Testis Long Noncoding RNA

Li Yang†, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, China
Short Talk: N6-Methyladenosines Modulate A-to-I RNA Editing

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:30 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Longs/Quandary Peaks
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Longs/Quandary Peaks
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Prokaryotic and Viral Noncoding RNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University, USA

Jörg Vogel, University of Würzburg, Germany
Grad-seq Discovers the Third Domain of Small RNA-mediated Gene Regulation in Bacteria

Ronald R. Breaker, Yale University, USA
Comprehensive Discovery of Ribozymes and Riboswitches

Joan A. Steitz, HHMI, Yale University, USA
Nuclear Noncoding RNAs: More Surprises

Roee Amit, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Short Talk: Short CU-Rich Motifs Insulate Bacterial Genes from Transcriptional Read-Through

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs/Quandary Peaks
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Longs/Quandary Peaks

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs/Quandary Peaks
8:00—11:15 AM
Noncoding RNAs in Epigenetic Regulation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* John L. Rinn, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Jeannie T. Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
How RNA Recruits Epigenetic Complexes to the X-Chromosome

Neil Brockdorff, University of Oxford, UK
Chromosome Silencing by Xist RNA

Coffee Break

Roberto Bonasio, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Regulation of Chromatin Complexes by Protein–RNA Interactions

Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua University, China
Cis-Acting lncRNAs in Transcription and Chromatin Regulation

Chen Davidovich, Monash University, Australia
Short Talk: Mechanism for RNA-Mediated Regulation of the Histone Methyltransferase Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2)

Amanda J. Whipple†, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Neuronal Functions of Imprinted, Noncoding RNAs

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Longs/Quandary Peaks
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Longs/Quandary Peaks
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop: Highlights of Submitted Abstracts

Longs/Quandary Peaks
* Susan B. Carpenter, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

* David L. Spector, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Amanda Louise Gervaise, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Global Profiling Identifies Germline miRNAs Functioning During Oogenesis in C. elegans

Yunsun Nam, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Heme Enables Proper Positioning of Drosha and DGCR8 on Primary microRNAs

Yoo-Jeong Han, University of Chicago, USA
Circular RNAs Expressed from the BRCA1 Pseudogene Regulates the DNA Damage Response through SERBP1 RNA-Binding Protein

Rui Zhou, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
The Circular RNA Edis Modulates Innate Immunity and Neurodevelopment in Drosophila

Andre Verdel, Institut Albert Bonniot, France
A New lncRNA-based Mechanism Controlling Sexual Differentiation and Heterochromatin Gene Silencing in Fission Yeast

Martina Rossi, University of Genoa, Italy
LncRNA EPR Orchestrates Epithelial Gene Expression Program in Mammary Gland Cells

Musaddeque Ahmed, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
CRISPRi Screening of Susceptibility Regulatory Regions and Long Noncoding RNAs in Prostate Cancer

Joon H. Choi, University of Texas at Austin, USA
The Triphosphatase DUSP11 Controls the Level and Immunostimulatory Activity of Alu Transcripts

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Noncoding RNAs in Subcellular Organization
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Jeannie T. Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Tetsuro Hirose, Hokkaido University, Japan
Dissection of Elements and Machinery of Architectural Noncoding RNAs

David L. Spector, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Targeting Long Noncoding RNAs to Impact Breast Cancer Progression

John L. Rinn, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
High-Throughput Identification of RNA Nuclear Enrichment Sequences

Miha Modic, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Short Talk: Cross-Regulation between TDP-43 and Paraspeckles Promotes Pluripotency-Differentiation Transition

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs/Quandary Peaks
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Longs/Quandary Peaks

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs/Quandary Peaks
8:00—11:15 AM
Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Regulation by Noncoding RNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Matthias W. Hentze, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Reuven Agami, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Functional Dissection of Enhancer RNAs

Susan B. Carpenter, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Genetic Models Reveal Cis and Trans Functions for LincRNA-Cox2

Coffee Break

Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Noncoding RNAs in Post-Transcriptional Regulatory Circuits

Irene Bozzoni, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Long Noncoding RNAs and Circular RNAs in the Control of Muscle Differentiation

Olof S. Dallner, Rockefeller University, USA
Short Talk: Quantitative Regulation of the Leptin Gene by a Fat-Specific lncRNA

Ramesh S. Pillai, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Short Talk: Regulation of m6A Transcripts by YTHDC2 Is Essential for Meiosis in the Mammalian Germline

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Longs/Quandary Peaks
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Longs/Quandary Peaks
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Non-Canonical Roles of tRNAs, snoRNAs, and Repetitive RNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Irene Bozzoni, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Sohail F. Tavazoie, Rockefeller University, USA
tRNA Fragments in Hypoxic Response and Cancer Progression

Britt Glaunsinger, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI, USA
Repetitive Noncoding RNAs in Viral Pathogenesis

Matthias W. Hentze, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Regulation of Selective Autophagy by the Small Noncoding Vault RNA1-1

Benjamin Hawley, University of Leicester, UK
Short Talk: Drosha Drives the Formation of DNA:RNA Hybrids around DNA Break Sites to Facilitate DNA Damage Repair

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs/Quandary Peaks
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 3

Longs/Quandary Peaks

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs/Quandary Peaks
8:00—11:15 AM
Noncoding RNAs in Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Sohail F. Tavazoie, Rockefeller University, USA

Stefanie Dimmeler, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Noncoding RNAs in Cardiovascular Diseases

Nadya Dimitrova, Yale University, USA
Investigation of Long Noncoding RNAs in Tumorigenesis

Coffee Break

Caroline Woo, Translate Bio, USA
Targeting lncRNAs for Gene Upregulation Using Oligonucleotides as a Therapeutic Modality

Stefano Gustincich, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
SINEUPs: A Versatile Tool to Increase Protein Synthesis

Ashish Lal, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Regulating the Regulator: Long Noncoding RNAs in the p53 Network in Colorectal Cancer

Doug Hanniford, New York University Langone Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: CDR1as Arises from a lncRNA Transcript which Is Epigenetically Silenced to Drive Melanoma Metastasis

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—6:45 PM
Unconventional RNA Form and Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
* Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Jeremy E. Wilusz, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Controlling Circular RNA Levels

Lingling Chen, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Biogenesis of Circular RNAs

Antonio J. Giraldez, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Noncoding RNAs and Peptides in Zebrafish Development

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/25/2018

Grays Peak
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs/Quandary Peaks
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Longs/Quandary Peaks

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:

Arraystar Inc.
Please stop by to meet these exhibitors during the conference.


We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Integrated DNA Technologies Oncotarget

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



RaNA Therapeutics Inc.


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