RNA Symposium dives into foundational RNA bioscience

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Friday, March 29, 2019


8:30am - 4:00pm


BSRB, 109 Zina Pitcher


The U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine is hosting its fourth annual symposium on Foundational RNA Biosciences: From Discovery to Function. This symposium brings together RNA experts from across the nation to discuss and delve into recent discoveries and developments in RNA research.

Recent research in biomedicine has revealed that RNA is critical to most aspects of human health and that its misregulation is responsible for many diseases. As the messenger molecule that carries the DNA blueprint in human cells, it profoundly impacts all cellular processes, from stem cell differentiation to cancer.

The symposium is free and open to the public. It will feature keynote speakers from across the nation, including:

  • Rachel Green of Johns Hopkins University will discuss high-resolution ribosome profiling revealing mechanisms of translation elongation regulation.
  • Howard Chang of Stanford University will focus on genome regulation by long noncoding RNAs.
  • Alice Telesnitsky, professor of microbiology and immunology at U-M, will address HIV-1 RNA fate determination: the ends as a means.
  • Kristen Lynch of the University of Pennsylvania will share her discoveries in CELF control of RNA processing in human T cells.
  • David Bartel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host his session on the influence of microRNAs on disease.