Keystone Symposia: Non-Coding RNAs (Non-Coding RNAs)

Venue: Snowbird Resort

Location: Snowbird, Utah, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 31, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 05, 2012
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 30, 2012
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It has become apparent that RNA plays a major, but still largely unexplored, role in the regulation of gene expression. It is becoming increasingly evident that longer forms of non-protein-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are involved directly in regulating gene expression and epigenetic states. These long ncRNAs appear to be functioning as an endogenous RNA regulatory system, playing a major role in the epigenetic control of differentiation and development. These observations, across various model systems, strongly suggest that long ncRNAs are more intricately involved in the regulation of gene expression than previously envisioned. The goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on Non-Coding RNAs is to highlight the similarities and differences in various model systems to better understand the role of long ncRNAs in the regulation of genomes. This is an entirely new emerging field of study that is on the forefront of modern biology. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Eukaryotic Transcription, which will share a plenary session with this meeting.


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This meeting is held jointly with the Keystone Symposia meeting "Eukaryotic Transcription." Registering for one meeting in a set of joint meetings enables participation in sessions of the other, pending space availability. Other deadlines: Abstract & scholarship - November 30, 2011 Late-breaking abstract - January 5, 2012