5th Annual RNA Symposium, “Processing RNA”

Date

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - Friday, March 26, 2021

Time

11:00am - 2:30am

Location

Zoom

Description

Zoom registration: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xTKA1-ftSXKemVbSd1ty5A

RNA research shapes revolutionary scientific paths, from fundamental science discoveries in the labs to powerful biomedical applications for patients. The rapid rise of RNA-guided genome editing tools and mRNA-based vaccinations demonstrates the tremendous impact of such breakthroughs. To help us “process” these advances, five Keynote speakers and six Data Blitz presenters will give us their takes on RNA biomedicine, from RNA processing to RNA structure and CRISPR tools. Join us for what promises to become an inspiring 5th annual symposium, socially distanced but undeterred by COVID-19. For more information, visit https://rna.umich.edu/2021-symposium/

Two Half-Days

Thursday, March 25, 2021
11:00 / Welcome
11:05 / Keynote 1: Tracy Johnson, UCLA (RNA splicing)
12:00 / Short break
12:10 / Keynote 2: Kevin Weeks, UNC (RNA structure in vivo)
1:05 / Data Blitz (three finalists from abstract submissions)
1:35 / Keynote 3: Feng Zhang, MIT (CRISPR applications)
2:30 / Close Day 1

Friday, March 26, 2021
11:00 / Welcome
11:05 / Keynote 4: Brenda Bass, University of Utah (RNA editing & silencing)
12:00 / Short break
12:10 / Keynote 5: Christopher Lima, Sloan-Kettering Institute (RNA degradation)
1:05 / Data Blitz (three finalists from abstract submissions)
1:35 / Panel discussion with keynote speakers
2:30 / Close Day 2

 

 

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