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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session I
Confrence Room D

Frontier Biology and Structural Biology of RNA
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chair: Yun-Xing Wang, NCI 

Over the past five years, there have been a major expansion of our knowledge and understanding of roles RNA play in biology.  It plays wide roles far exceeding classic perceptions. The vast untranslated non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) are believed to involve a variety of biological processes, from RNA processing and modification, transcription regulation, protein trafficking, regulation of gene expression, to genomic stability.  The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for intramural scientists to present the latest progress and discoveries in the field.  Those speakers are at the frontier of this exciting field, from cell biology to structural biology.  The ideal outcome of the symposium is to form an NIH-wide RNA interest group that may enhance intramural collaborative research in the field.    


Small non-coding RNAs and Retroviruses: Progress and Challenges
Kuan-The Jeang, NIAID

Wide-ranging Regulatory Roles of Small, Non-coding RNAs in Bacteria
Gisela Storz, NICHD

Interactions of Retroviral Proteins with Nucleic Acids
Alan Rein, NCI

New Methods for Global Structural Determination of Large RNAs in Solution
Yun-Xing Wang, NCI

The Mechanism of RNase III Action: How Dicer Dices
Xinhua Ji, NCI


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