Targeting RNA Using Small Molecules

Targeting RNA Using Small Molecules

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York, USA

Presented By

Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Recent advances in our understanding of the structure and function of RNA has opened up a wealth of putative therapeutic targets, greatly enriching drug discovery research programs. Nonetheless, the ability to selectively target RNA remains difficult, hampered by both the screening tools available and by our limited understanding of RNA-small molecule interactions.

This symposium will explore leading edge research on RNA dynamics covering currently available assays, detection tools, and imaging platforms, while also providing an in-depth discussion of recent advances for studying RNA function, and ultimately targeting RNA for treating and curing disease.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session, and two abstracts will be selected for short talks. For complete submission instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for abstract submission is July 28, 2017.

Registration

Member
$60
Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
$105
Nonmember Corporate, Other
$160
Nonmember Not for Profit
$105
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
$70
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
$25
Deadline:
4
days
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Sponsors

The Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group is proudly supported by:

      

Regeneron


ACS New York Section

Premiere Supporter

Tuesday

September 26, 2017

8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Speakers

Sonya Dougal, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
Martin Pettersson, PhD
Pfizer

Session 1

9:15 AM

A Pervasive Role for Structure in lncRNA and mRNA Function

Speaker

Kevin M. Weeks, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:45 AM

TBD

Speaker

David H. Mathews, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
10:15 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:45 AM

TBD

Speaker

Matthew D. Disney, PhD
Scripps Research Institute
11:15 AM

A Diversity of RNA Conformations, a Profusion of Putative Targets, and a Multi - dimensional Approach to Make Sense of It All

Speaker

Nathan J. Baird, PhD
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH
11:45 AM

Data Blitz Session

Speaker

Early Career Investigator Selected from Abstracts
11:55 AM

Data Blitz Session

Speaker

Early Career Investigator Selected from Abstracts
12:05 PM

Networking Lunch and Poster Viewing

Session 2

1:30 PM

New Strategies for Developing Small that Target the DNA and RNA Causing Disease

Speaker

Steven C. Zimmerman, PhD
University of Illinois
2:00 PM

Targeting Structurally and Functionally Diverse RNAs with Druglike Small Molecules

Speaker

John Schneekloth, PhD
National Cancer Institute
2:30 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 PM

TBD

Speaker

John A. Howe, PhD
Merck Research Laboratories
3:30 PM

High-Throughput Platform Assay Technology for the Discovery of pre-microRNA-Selective Small Molecule Probes​

Speaker

Amanda L. Garner, PhD
University of Michigan
4:00 PM

Panel Discussion

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks and F1000 Poster Prize Presentation

5:00 PM

Networking Reception

6:00 PM

Adjourn