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RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

joint with the meeting on Long Noncoding RNAs: From Molecular Mechanism to Functional Genetics (X2)

Scientific Organizers: Xiang-Dong Fu, Anne Ephrussi and Douglas L. Black


February 24—28, 2019

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Cell Research


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 25, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 10, 2019 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-X1 "RNA-Protein Interactions" conference only.

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

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Before and On October 25, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
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After October 25, 2018 until January 13, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
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October 25, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 10, 2019 945.00 USD
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Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 10, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 10, 2019 720.00 USD
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After January 10, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 25, 2018

*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
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**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 29, 2018)

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Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2018

*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.

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Abstract Deadline: November 29, 2018

*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 25, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 10, 2019

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


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 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.

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Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 24 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 28 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 1 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Grand Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Grand Foyer

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Session (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Jennifer A. Doudna, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley, USA
CRISPR: An RNP Machine

John S. Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
The Evolution and Future of IncRNA Research

Coffee Break

09:50—12:30
Functional RNA Elements in Mammalian Genomes (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Xiang-Dong Fu, University of California, San Diego, USA
Broad Roles of RNA Binding Proteins in Regulated Gene Expression

Thomas R. Cech, HHMI/University of Colorado, USA
RNA-Protein Interactions Regulate Epigenetic Silencing

Chris B. Burge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Patterns in the Recognition of RNAs by RBPs

Maiwen Caudron-Herger, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Short Talk: Proteome-Wide and Quantitative Identification of RNA-Dependent Protein Complexes

Mario A. Flores, NCBI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Dissecting the Characteristics and Functions of Transcribed Enhancers

Yoav Lubelsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Short Talk: Elucidating the Crosstalk between hnRNPK Binding and Nuclear Retention of Long RNAs

Yoko Matsuno†, Niigata University, Japan
Short Talk: Characteristic Convergent Variation in LINE-1 Nucleotides can Benefit Redundantly Forming Triplexes with lncRNA in Mammalian X-Chromosome Inactivation

12:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: New RNA Technologies

Sea to Sky B
Daniel Benhalevy, NIH, USA
Proximity-CLIP Provides a Snapshot of Protein-Occupied RNA Elements in Sub-Cellular Compartments

Kevin Drew, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Systematic Discovery of Endogenous Human Ribonucleoprotein Complexes

Hong Han, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
An Integrated High-Throughput Chemical Screening Platform for RNA Splicing Modulators

Sudhakar Jha†, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Utilization of a Novel Technique to Identify RNA-Binding Proteins

Jakob Trendel, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Protein Half-Lives on RNA Reveal Human Ribosome Maintenance Independent of Ribosome Biogenesis

Marta Gabryelska, University of Edinburgh, UK
Probing Ribosome Assembly Dynamics with CLASH

Alena Shkumatava, Institut Curie-Centre de Recherche, France
Systematic Identification and Quantitative Measurement of RNA-Protein Interactions by incPRINT

Xiong Ji, Peking University, China
RNAPII Condensates Connect Genome Organization and Gene Regulation

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: lncRNAs: Diversity of Function

Sea to Sky C
Thomas Brodnicki†, St Vincent's Institute, Australia
A Long Noncoding RNA Attenuates Dendritic Cell Function and Decreases Autoimmune Disease Susceptibility

Ousman Tamgue, University of Douala, Cameroon and University of Cape Town, IDM, South Africa
Long Non-Coding RNA-26 Promotes Intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis Growth through Inhibition of Pro-Inflammatory Genes Expression and Macrophage Activation

Fabio Desideri†, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Charme Long Noncoding RNA Shapes the 3D Nuclear Structure by its Close Cooperation with Chromatin

Marine Gautier, IPMC - CNRS UMR 7275, France
Functional Characterization of Hypoxia-Regulated lncRNAs in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas

Paras Sehgal, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India
Regulation of Diacyl glycerol-Mediated Protein Kinase C-beta Activation by Vascular Endothelial Associated Long Non Coding RNA 2 Modulates Endothelial Permeability

Roberto Vendramin, VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium
SAMMSON Fosters Cancer Cell Fitness by Concertedly Enhancing Mitochondrial and Cytosolic Translation

Tan Phat Pham, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
The Age and Shear Regulated Long Non-Coding RNA Aerrie Controls Endothelial Cell Function

Laura Stanicek, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
The Shear Stress-Induced Long Non-Coding RNA LASSIE as a Regulator of Endothelial Cell Junctions

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
RNP in Phase Transition
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Kathrin Plath, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
A New Mode of Xist Action

Roy R. Parker, HHMI/University of Colorado, USA
RNP Granules in Health and Disease

Kimberly L. Mowry, Brown University, USA
Large RNP Transport Granules Drive mRNA Localization

Ji-Young Youn†, Lunefeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada
Short Talk: High-Density Proximity Mapping Reveals the Subcellular Organization of mRNA-Associated Granules and Bodies

Joseph Lobel, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Pat1 Activates Late Steps in mRNA Decay by Multiple Mechanisms

17:00—19:00
lncRNAs, Transposons and Evolution of the Genome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Functions, Modes of Action, and Localization of Long Noncoding RNAs in Mammalian Cells

Lynne E. Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Role of Retrotransposon Elements within Cellular RNAs

Paulo P. Amaral, University of Cambridge, UK
Defining the Landscape of Covalent Modifications in Conserved Noncoding RNAs using Direct-RNA Sequencing

Nicholas Delihas†, Stony Brook University, USA
Short Talk: Formation of a Human lincRNA Gene Family by Gene Duplications in Chromosomal Low Copy Repeats

Paolo Gandellini, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Italy
Short Talk: LEADeR Role of miR-205 Host Gene as Long Non-Coding RNA in Prostate Basal Cell Differentiation

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sea to Sky A

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:15
Coding and Non-Coding RNAs on Chromatin (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Danesh Moazed, Harvard Medical School, USA
RNAi in Chromatin Remodeling

Yijun Ruan, University of Connecticut, USA
Protein-RNA-Chromatin Interactions

Coffee Break

Jeannie T. Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
LncRNAs: Lessons from X Inactivation

Valerio Orlando, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Epigenome Plasticity, Nuclear Architecture and Cell Adaptation: A Role for Noncoding RNA

Ryan Alexander Flynn, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: DNA-PK Leverages Non-Coding RNA Binding to Regulate Nucleolar Functions

Riki Kurokawa, Saitama Medical University, Japan
Short Talk: Arginine Methylation of RNA Binding Protein TLS Inhibits Binding to Long Noncoding RNA, Repressing the Histone Acetyltransferase Activity

Saigopal Somasundaram, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Short Talk: The DNMT1-Associated lincRNA DACOR1 Reprograms Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Colon Cancer

Eric James de Bony de Lavergne, Ghent University, Belgium
Short Talk: NESPR Long Non-Coding RNA, a New Neuroblastoma-Specific Oncogene

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Dissecting RNP Functions in vivo
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Joan A. Steitz, Yale University, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Target-Directed miRNA Decay: Yet Another Function of Ago Proteins

Susan L. Ackerman, University of California, San Diego, USA
tRNAs and Neuron Function

Kristen W. Lynch, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Danielle Widner, Yale, USA
Short Talk: RNA-Protein Complex Formation in a Mysterious Large ncRNA

Qingqing Wang†, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Short Talk: Deciphering the Splicing Code of Coordinated RNA Binding Proteins PSI and hrp48 in Sculpting the Drosophila Transcriptome

17:00—19:00
Regulation of Differentiation and Development by lncRNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Saba Valadkhan, Case Western Reserve University, USA
lncRNAs in Cancer and Immunity

Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
lncRNAs in Mammalian Physiology and Disease

Susan B. Carpenter, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Genetic Models Reveal cis and trans Immune-Regulatory Activities for lincRNA-Cox2

Gaultier Hericher†, Université Laval - CRCHU de Québec, Canada
Short Talk: Novel Tuna Isoforms Define the Pluripotent Stem Cell State

Varune Rohan Ramnarine, University of British Columbia, Canada
Short Talk: The Long Noncoding RNA Landscape of Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer and its Clinical Implications

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sea to Sky A

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:15
RNA Transport and Localization
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Anne Ephrussi, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Motor-Mediated RNA Transport and Localization

Robert H. Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Neuronal Targets for RNA Binding Proteins

Coffee Break

Dierk Niessing, Ulm University, Germany
Molecular Architecture and Dynamics of mRNA Transport Complexes

Anob Chakrabarti, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Short Talk: Exploring the Characteristics and Functions of RNA Secondary Structures Bound in vivo by Staufen

Hong Cheng, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, China
Short Talk: NRDE2 Negatively Regulates Nuclear Exosome Functions and Controls Embryonic Stem Cell Self-Renewal

Mehdi Pirouz, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Short Talk: The Perlman Syndrome Dis3l2 Exonuclease as Guardian of ER-associated Translation

Dhara Patel, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Short Talk: Complementary 3’UTRs Derived from Overlapping Genes can Promote Cytoplasmic Co-Localization of Distinct mRNAs

Jernej Murn, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Differentiation by an RNA-Binding Protein

08:00—11:15
lncRNAs in Disease: Tools for Discovery
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Piero Carninci, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
Functional Genomics of lncRNAs

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Speaker to be Announced

Joakim Lundeberg, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Spatial Transcriptome Analysis and Disease

Per Johnsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Short Talk: Functional Prediction and Validation of lncRNAs using Allele-Sensitive Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing

Lydia M. Contreras†, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Short Talk: Novel High-Throughput Tools for in vivo Functional Characterization of Regulatory RNAs

Bojan Losic, Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai, USA
Short Talk: Circular RNA Mediate IBD Genetic Risk

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Structure and Function of RBPs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Douglas L. Black, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Splicing Activation by Rbfox Requires Self-Aggregation of its Tyrosine-Rich Domain

Frédéric H.T. Allain, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Interaction of U1snRNP with Drugs and RNA Binding Proteins in Splicing Regulation

Traci M.T. Hall, NIEHS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Collaborative RNA Recognition Specificity by PUF Proteins

Andreas Schlundt, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Short Talk: The Individual Contributions of Single IMP3 RNA-Binding Domains to the Recognition of Clustered Sequences in Target mRNAs

Janosch Hennig, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg, Germany
Short Talk: Structural Insights into MLE-Unr-roX2 Complex Assembly during Early Steps of Drosophila Dosage Compensation

17:00—19:00
Novel Insights into Functional Mechanism of lncRNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University, USA
Mechanism of Function of lncRNAs

Michael G. Rosenfeld, HHMI/University of California, San Diego, USA
lncRNA Mechanism of Function

John L. Rinn, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
The Firre Locus Produces a Trans-Acting RNA Molecule that Functions in Hematopoiesis

Kaveh Daneshvar, Harvard Medical School, MGH, USA
Short Talk: lncRNA DIGIT and BRD3 Protein Form Phase-Separated Condensates and Regulate Endoderm Differentiation.

Karan Joshua Abraham, University of Toronto, Canada
Short Talk: Intergenic Non-Coding RNA-DNA Hybrids Maintain Nucleolar Biomolecular Condensates and Ribosome Biogenesis

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sea to Sky A

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:15
RNP Machines and Regulation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
The Barricade Complex as A Rate-Limiting Blockade against mRNA Deadenylation

Rui Zhao, University of Colorado, USA
Structure and Function of the Spliceosome

Coffee Break

Yanli Wang, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
CRISPR-Cas Mediated Cleavage of Invading RNAs

Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Enhancing Genome Editing with New Cas9s and Fully Stabilized Guides

Huating Wang†, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Short Talk: MyoD Induced Enhancer RNA Interacts with hnRNPL Protein via CAAA Motif to Activate Target Gene Transcription during Myogenic Differentiation

Simone Hoefler, Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
Short Talk: Structural and Functional Dissection of Eukaryotic snoRNP Complexes Catalyzing rRNA 2'-O-Ribose Methylations

Jiarui Song, Texas A&M University, USA
Short Talk: A Novel Plant-Specific Structural Element within the Arabidopsis Telomerase RNA

08:00—11:15
lncRNAs: Diversity in Form and Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Nicholas J. Proudfoot, University of Oxford, UK
Talk Title to be Announced

Karissa Y. Sanbonmatsu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Structure-Function Relationships for Individual Long Non-Coding RNAs

Coffee Break

Jay W. Shin, RIKEN Yokohama, Japan
Functional Elucidation of Long Non-Coding RNAs

Lingling Chen, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
lncRNAs of Novel Origin

Xiao Liu, Yale University, USA
Short Talk: A ncRNA Derived from xbp-1 mRNA Cleavage Promotes Axon Regeneration

Yoo Jane Han, University of Chicago, USA
Short Talk: Circular RNAs Expressed from the BRCA1 Pseudogene Regulates Antiviral Immune Signaling in Breast Cancer Cells

Prasanth Kannanganattu, UIUC, USA
Short Talk: Nucleolus-Enriched Repeat-Containing Noncoding RNA Regulates rDNA Transcription.

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: RNA Modifications and Regulated RNA Processing

Sea to Sky B
Erin K. Borchardt, Yale University, USA
Investigating RNA Pseudouridylation Patterns in Viral Infection

Marisa J. L. Aitken, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
hnRNP K Overexpression Drives Myeloid Malignancy via Interaction with RUNX1

Alexander M. Price, , USA
Adenovirus Co-Opts Cellular m6A Modification Machinery to Facilitate Viral RNA Splicing and Protein Production

Ramesh S. Pillai, University of Geneva, Switzerland
RNA Modifications and Regulation of Gene Expression

Sushant Bangru, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Temporal Control of ESRP2 Licenses Fetal-to-Adult Switch in Alternative Splicing Required for Hepatocyte Maturation

Bobby Hogg, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, USA
hnRNP L-Dependent Protection of Normal mRNAs from NMD Subverts Quality Control in B Cell Lymphoma

Eleonora D'Ambra†, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Study of FUS-Dependent circRNAs Function and Localization in Murine Motor Neurons

Xiao Song, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
SRSF3 Promotes Glioblastoma Progression Via Splicing Regulation of Alternative Exons

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Mechanistic Diversity of lncRNA

Sea to Sky C
Gabrijela Dumbovic, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
The Tug1 lncRNA Locus is Essential for Male Fertility and Acts as a cis-Repressive DNA Element, trans-Acting lncRNA and Mitochondria Regulating Peptide

Karen Wing Yee Yuen, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Point Centromere Activity Requires an Optimal Level of Centromeric Non-Coding RNA

Thomas Alan Dixon-McDougall†, University of British Columbia, Canada
Point Centromere Activity Requires an Optimal Level of Centromeric Non-Coding RNA

Jin-Wu Nam, Hanyang University, South Korea
En Bloc and Segmental Deletions of Human XIST Reveal X Chromosome Inactivation-Involving RNA Elements

Eddie Grinman, The Scripps Research Institute - FL, USA
Investigating the Role of a Synaptically Targeted Intronic lncRNA in Memory Storage

Rotem ben tov Perry, Weizmann institute of science, Israel
Regulation of Neuroregeneration by Long Noncoding RNAs

Qing Lyu, University of Rochester, USA
B2M RNA Facilitates HSV-1 Gene Expression via Interacting with ASH2L and VP16

Karoline Kragh Ebbesen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Unravelling the Biogenesis and Function of the Circular RNA ciRS-7

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—18:45
RNA and RBP in Disease (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, IFOM Foundation, National Research Council, Italy
Sequence-Specific Inhibition of Non-Coding RNA Generated at Dysfunctional Telomeres Improves Progeric Phenotypes and Extends Lifespan in Two Animal Species

Mofang Liu, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
A Novel Function of MIWI/piRNA in Activating Translation of Spermiogenic mRNAs during Spermiogenesis

Frank W. Rigo, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, USA
Targeting RNA with Antisense Oligonucleotides to Treat Disease

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
20:00—23:00
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.

Sea to Sky A

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

 
Departure


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