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Conference Schedule

If you are interested in participating in this conference, and in presenting a poster, or in being selected for a short talk, please register and get in touch with the conference secretariat. The program of the conference is being assembled and will be fully available by May 2017. 


Wednesday 21 June 2017

Thursday 22 June 2017

Friday 23 June 2017


The Biology of ncRNAs

Prof. Reuven Agami
Prof. Amy Pasquinelli

Bioinformatics of ncRNAs

Prof. Isidore Rigoutsos
Prof. Mihaela Zavolan

ncRNA Technologies

Prof. Thomas Schmittgen
Prof. Jo Vandesompele

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

The Biology of ncRNAs

Prof. Qihong Huang
Prof. Sven Diederichs

Bioinformatics of ncRNAs

Prof. John S. Mattick
Prof. Ulf Andersson Orom

ncRNA Technologies

Prof. Manel Esteller
Prof. Maite Huarte Martinez

Lunch and Poster Session

Lunch and Poster Session

Concluding Remarks


Translational Applications
of ncRNAs as Biomarkers

Prof. Carlo Croce
Prof. Menashe Bar-Eli

ncRNA Therapeutics

Prof. Frank J. Slack
Prof. George A. Calin

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Translational Applications
of ncRNAs as Biomarkers

Prof. Helge Grosshans
Prof. Fabbri Muller
Prof. Manuela Ferracin

ncRNA Therapeutics

Prof. Massimo Negrini
Prof. Kalpana Ghoshal

(Networking dinner) 

Session Start

Wednesday 21 June 2017: 08:30 - 13:20 / 14:20 - 18:10
Thursday 22 June 2017: 08:30 - 13:20 / 14:20 - 18:10
Friday 23 June 2017: 08:30 - 13:40

Conference Speakers

Session 1: The Biology of ncRNAs - Sponsored by Arraystar

Prof. Reuven Agami - Functional Genetic Screens of Regulatory DNA Elements
Netherlands Cancer Institute - NKI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Amy Pasquinelli - Elucidating the Dark Side of the MicroRNA
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, USA

Prof. Qihong Huang - Lost in Translation: Long Non-coding RNAs in Metastasis 
Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Sven Diederichs - MALAT1 and Beyond - Long Non-Coding RNAs in Lung Cancer
Division Head RNA Biology & Cancer, DKFZ - Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Germany 

Session 2: Translational Applications of ncRNAs as Biomarkers

Prof. Carlo Croce - MicroRNA Dysregulation to Identify Therapeutic Target Combinations for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 
Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Ohio State University, USA

Prof. Menashe Bar-Eli - RNA Editing and Melanoma Metastasis 
Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Prof. Helge Grosshans - Noncoding RNA Function and Regulation in Animal Development
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Fabbri Muller - Role of Exosomal miRNAs in the Biology of the Tumor Microenvironment 
Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, USA

Prof. Manuela Ferracin - Epigenetic Biomarkers of Prognosis in Stage IIA Colon Cancer
Department of Specialised, Experimental, and Diagnostic Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy

Session 3: Bioinformatics of ncRNAs

Prof. Isidore Rigoutsos - TBA
Director Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Prof. Mihaela Zavolan - The 3' UTR Landscape of Human Cancers 
Professor in Computational Biology/Genomics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof. John S. Mattick - Exons are the Modular Unit of Structure-Function in Regulatory RNAs
Institute Director and Head, RNA Biology and Plasticity Laboratory Senior Principal Research Fellow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 

Prof. Ulf Andersson Orom - Chromatin-Release Is Important for Long ncRNA Function
Long non-coding RNA Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

Session 4: ncRNA Therapeutics

Prof. Frank J. Slack - MicroRNA-Based, Therapeutics in Cancer
Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Professor, Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

Prof. George A. Calin -  About Chomsky, Non-Coding RNA Structure and Cancer Patient's Treatment
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA 

Prof. Massimo Negrini - Multiple Approaches for miRNA-based Therapies of Cancer
Department of Morphology Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy

Prof. Kalpana Ghoshal - Transcriptome-Wide Mapping of the miR-122 Targetome Revealed Its Mechanistic Role in the Maintenance of Liver Homeostasis and Suppressing Hepatocarcnogenesis
Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, USA

Session 5: ncRNA Technologies 

Prof. Thomas Schmittgen - microRNAs Shape Plasticity of Pancreatic Acini
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Prof. Jo Vandesompele - TBA
Chair of the Cancer Research Institute, Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Manel Esteller - Epigenetics and Epitranscriptomics of Non-Coding RNAs in Human Cancer 
Leader of the Cancer Epigenetics Group, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Maite Huarte Martinez - Functional long Noncoding RNAs in Cancer Pathways
Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), University of Navarra, Spain