2015 Gordon Reseach Conference

RNA Nanotechnology

Converging Disciplines for the Advancement of Inter-RNA Interactions

Chair: Peixuan Guo

Vice Chair: Neocles B. Leontis

 

 

2013 International Conference of
RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

Conference Report (click to open)

Chair: Peixuan Guo (University of Kentucky, USA)

Co-Chairs:
Neocles Leontis (Bowling Green State Univeristy, USA)
John Rossi (Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, USA)
Bruce Shapiro (National Cancer Institute, USA)

Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
David Lilley (University of Dundee, UK)
Eric Westhof (CNRS Strasbourg, France)

Invited Speakers (confirmed):
Kirill Afonin (National Cancer Institute, USA)

Philip William Askenase (Yale University, USA)
Robert Batey (University of Colorado, USA)
Xandra Breakefield (Harvard University, USA)
Janusz M. Bujnicki (International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland)
Y. Charles Cao (University of Florida, USA)

Wah Chiu (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Rhiju Das (Stanford University, USA)

Subha Das (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Rob K. Delong (Missouri State University, USA)
Nikolay Dokholyan
(University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)

David Gorenstein (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)

Peixuan Guo (University of Kentucky, USA)
Gang Han (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Zhanxi Hao (Guangzhou Biomotor and RNA Nanotech Development Co., Ltd, China)
Farzin Haque (University of Kentucky, USA)

Sara S. Hook (National Cancer Institute, USA)
Zhen Huang
(Georgia State University, USA)
Tuo Jin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Cheng Kao (Indiana University, USA)
Jørgen Kjems (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Neocles Leontis (Bowling Green State Univeristy, USA)
Xing-Jie Liang (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China)
Yuri Lyubchenko (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)
Suresh Mathivanan (La Trobe University, Australia)

Daniel W. Pack (University of Kentucky, USA)
Cara Pager (University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
Melissa G. Piper (Ohio State University, USA)
Stefano Pluchino (University of Cambridge, UK)
Peter Z. Qin (University of Southern California, USA)
Meikang Qiu (University of Kentucky, USA)

Prashanth Rangan (University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
John Rossi (Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, USA)
Piotr G. Rychahou (University of Kentucky, USA)
Hirohide Saito
(Kyoto University, Japan)
Bruce Shapiro (National Cancer Institute, USA)
Hua Shi
(University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
Stefan Stamm (University of Kentucky, USA)
Francesca Storici (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Douglas Taylor
(University of Louisville, USA)
Scott Tenenbaum (University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
Carla Theimer (University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
Jean-Jacques Toulmé (University of Bordeaux, France)

Huang-Ge Zhang (University of Louisville, USA)
Hui Zhang (University of Kentucky, USA)

More invited speakers are pending for final confirmation.

Section Co-Chairs:
Daxiang Cui (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Liqun (Andrew) Gu (University of Missouri, USA)
Neocles Leontis (Bowling Green State Univeristy, USA)
Zhijie Liu (Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China)
Stefano Pluchino (University of Cambridge, UK)
Bruce Shapiro (National Cancer Institute, USA)
Donglu Shi (University of Cincinnati, USA)

Weihong Tan (University of Florida, USA)

Douglas Taylor (University of Louisville, USA)

Huang-Ge Zhang (University of Louisville, USA)
Shufeng Zhou (University of South Florida, USA)

Topics:
1. Biophysical and Single Molecule Approaches in RNA Nanotechnology
2. RNA Structure and Folding in Nanoparticles
3. RNA Computation and Modeling
4. RNA Nanoparticle Assembly
5. RNA Nanoparticles in Therapeutics
6. RNA Chemistry for Synthesis, Conjugation, and Labeling of Nanoparticles
7. RNA Systems Biology and Engineering
8. Exosomes and Extracellular RNA Communication

Scientific committee: Peixuan Guo, Neocles Leontis, John Rossi, Bruce Shapiro

Registration: Please contact Chad Schwartz (chad.schwartz@uky.edu) for more information. The online registration is now open! (click to open)

The conference will be held in Crowne Plaza, 1375 S. Broadway Lexington , Kentucky 40504 United States.

Room rate: A special discounted rate of $99/one person; $55/two persons; $40/three persons; $33/four persons per night is now being offered for meeting attendees from the usual rate of $189 per night during such a busy season due to the start of horse racing. These rates are available for those who register before Feb 28, pending room availability.

Local Organizing Committee Chair:
Chad Schwartz (University of Kentucky)
Farzin Haque (University of Kentucky)
Contact: 859-218-0139; chad.schwartz@uky.edu; farzin.haque@uky.edu

Local Organizing Committee:
Patrick J. McNamara (University of Kentucky)
Judith Pistilli (University of Kentucky)
Daniel Binzel (University of Kentucky)
Hui Li (University of Kentucky)

Conference Assistant:
Jeannie Haak (University of Kentucky)

Sponsors:

   
   

Other Relevent meetings:

International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2013 Meeting (Boston, USA, 17-20 April, 2013)
RNA 2013: The 18th annual meeting of the RNA Society (Davos, Switzerland, 11-16 June, 2013)

 

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2010 International Conference of
RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

October 23-25, 2010. Cleveland, OH, USA

 

Chair: Peixuan Guo, Ph.D.

Co-Chairs: David Rueda, D.SC. Scott Tenenbaum,
Ph.D.

Keynote Speakers (confirmed): Luc Jaeger(University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

Herve Isambert (Professor, Institut Curie - Centre de Recherche, France)
Marcus Wilhelmsson (Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
John Rossi (Professor and Dept Chair, City of Hope, USA)
Bruce Shapiro (Principal Investigator, National Cancer Institute, USA)
Yitzhak Tor (Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA)
Neocles B. Leontis (Program Director, National Science Foundation, USA)
Muthiah Manoharan (Vice president for Drug Discovery, Alnylam, USA)
Dong-Ki Lee (Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
Ningsheng Shao (Department Head, Beijing Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, China)
Henry Li (Vice President for Research, Kylin Theraputics, Inc, USA)
Susan Schroeder (Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA)
Scott Tenenbaum (VPR, College of Nanoscale Science & Eng., SUNY-Albany, USA)
Peixuan Guo (Endowed Chair, Director of one NIH_NDC, University of Cincinnati, USA)
Mark Laskovics (President & COO, Solvay-Girindus, USA)
Sara Hook (Officer, NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, NIH, USA)
Thomas Hermann (Asistant professor, University of California, San Diego, USA)
Patrick Limbach (Professor and Chair of Dept Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, USA)
Weikang Tao (Team Leader, Dept of RNA Therapeutics, Merck, USA)
Jean-Jacques Toulme (Professor, Universite De Bordeaux, France)
Tae Gwan Park (Professor, KAIST, Korea)
Hua Shi (Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Albany, USA)
Chaoping Chen (Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, USA)
Rhiju Das (Assistant Professor, Stanford University, USA)
Yan Liu (Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, USA)
Nikolay V. Dokholyan (Associate Professor, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
Svetlana Shabalina (Staff Scientist, NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA)
Li Niu (Associate Professor, University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
Dan Fabris (Professor, University at Albany-SUNY, USA)
Malak Kotb (Professor and Dept. Chair, University of Cincinnati, USA)
Christoph Flamm (Associate Professor, Universitaet Wien, Austria)
Magnus Bergkvist (Assistant Professor, College of Nanoscale Science & Eng., SUNY-Albany, USA)

Topics

1. Biophysical and Single Molecule Approaches in RNA Nanotechnology
2. RNA Structure for Nanoparticle Construction
3. RNA Computation and Modeling
4. RNA Nanoparticle Assembly
5. RNA Nanoparticles in Therapeutics
6. RNA Chemistry for Nanoparticle Synthesis, Conjugation, and Labeling

Scientific committee: Herve Isambert, Dong-Ki Lee, David Rueda, Scott Tenenbaum, Marcus Wilhelmsson, Peixuan Guo, Yitzhak Tor, Bruce Shapiro

Financial committee:

Eric Davis (Chair) (President and CEO, Kylin Therapeutics, Inc.)
Anne Vonderheide (Manager, NIH Nanomedicine Development Center: Phi29 DNA-Packaging Motor for Nanomedicine)

Host: NIH Nanomedicine Development Center: Phi29 DNA-Packaging Motor for Nanomedicine phi29 NDC

Sponsors

Kylin
TriLink
Girindus
Varian

(Updated on 2-11-2013)

 


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