Programme

 

 

Subject Areas
  • Nucleic acids as therapeutics (including antisense, RNAi, aptamers, immune recognition, cell delivery)

  • RNA and DNA structures and their protein complexes (duplexes, quadruplexes, RNA and DNA enzymes, riboswitches, protein complexes + assemblies)

  • Nucleic acids chemistry applied to cells and cell mechanisms (genomes, evolution, repair, cell manipulation)

  • Nucleic acids as tools, structural assemblies and devices (nanostructures, cages, arrays, supra-molecular chemistry)

Abstract Submission

Authors were asked to submit abstracts as both .doc and .pdf files, and to send to both Maggi Churchouse and Rick Cosstick as two e-mail attachments.   The closing date for oral abstracts was 22nd May, and the closing date for poster abstracts was 31st May.

 

Posters sessions will be held on Sunday evening and Monday evening.

 

Confirmed Principal Speakers

DNA G-quadruplexes

Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Michael J Gait Lecture:  Synthesis, biochemistry, and biology of new DNA analogues

Marvin Caruthers, University of Colorado, USA

 

Proteins, RNA, and the regulation of transcription

David Corey, The University of Texas Southwestern, USA

 

Genome transcription and regulation

Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany

 

The expanding universe of modified nucleic acids: getting the most bang for your chemistry

Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University, USA

 

A small RNA-based innate immune system

Greg Hannon, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute, UK

 

RNA methylation in gene expression regulation

Chuan He, University of Chicago, USA

 

Engineering polymerase ribozymes

Philip Holliger, Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

 

RNA-programmable DNA nucleases: structures and mechanisms

Martin Jinek, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

Molecular DNA devices for live imaging

Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago, USA

 

DNA as an enzyme

Scott Silverman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

 

DNA nanostructures for cellular delivery of therapeutics

Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University, Canada

 

The surprising chemistry of nonenzymatic RNA replication

Jack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

 

Programme

Sunday, 3rd September

 

10.00 onwards

 

Registration

14.00Opening
14.15 - 16.10

Session 1

Chair: 

14.15 - 14.55 
14.55 - 15.20 
15.20 - 15.45 
15.45 - 16.10 
16.10 - 16.40

Refreshments

 

16.40 - 18.10

Session 2

Chair: 

16.40 - 17.20 
17.20 - 17.45 
17.45 - 18.10 
 

 

18.45 - 19.45    Dinner
19.45 - 21.45    Poster session 1
  

Monday, 4th September

 

08.45 - 10.40

 

Session 3

Chair: 

08.45 - 09.10 
09.10 - 09.35 
09.35 - 10.00 
10.00 - 10.40 
10.40 - 11.10

Refreshments

 

11.10 - 12.55

Session 4

Chair: 

11.10 - 11.50 
11.50 - 12.15 
12.15 - 12.55 

12.55 - 14.15

Lunch

 

14.15 - 16.10

Session 5

Chair: 

14.15 - 14.55  
14.55 - 15.20 
15.20 - 15.45 
15.45 - 16.10 
16.10 - 16.40

Refreshments

 

16.40 - 18.35

Session 6

Chair: 

16.40 - 17.20 
17.20 - 17.45 
17.45 - 18.10 
 

 

18.30 - 19.45

Dinner

19.45 - 21.45

Poster session 2

  

Tuesday, 5th September

 

08.45 - 10.40

 

Session 7

Chair: 

08.45 - 09.25

 

09.25 - 09.50

 

09.50 - 10.15

 

10.15 - 10.40

 

10.40 - 11.10

Refreshments

 

11.10 - 12.55

Session 8

Chair: 

11.10 - 11.35

 

11.35 - 12.15

 

12.15 - 12.55

 

12.55 - 13.05

 

13.05 - 14.15

Lunch

14.15 - 17.15

Free afternoon

 

17.15 - 18.15

Session 9

Chair:

17.15 - 18.15

Nucleic Acids Award Lecture

Marvin Caruthers

  
19.00 - 19.30 
19.30 - 22.00 Conference dinner
  

Wednesday, 6th September

 

08.45 -10.40

 

Session 10

Chair: 

08.45 - 09.10 
09.10 - 09.35 
09.35 - 10.00 

10.00 - 10.40

 

10.40 - 11.10

Refreshments

 

11.10 - 12.45

Session 11

Chair: 

11.10 - 11.50 
11.50 - 12.15 
12.15 - 12.45 
12.45

Symposium close, lunch and depart