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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 April 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 Vandensompele

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) 

Conference Speakers

Prof. George A. CalinGEORGE CALIN
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA 




Prof. John S. MattickJOHN MATTICK
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. Manel EstellerMANEL ESTELLER
Leader of the Cancer Epigenetics Group 
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)
Barcelona, Spain



Prof. Massimo Negrini
Department of Morphology
Surgery and Experimental Medicine
University of Ferrara, Italy



Prof. Thomas SchmittgenTHOMAS SCHMITTGEN
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA




Prof. Frank J. SlackFRANK SLACK
Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, USA



Prof. Reuven AgamiReuven
Netherlands Cancer Institute - NKI
Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Prof. Carlo Crocecarlo
Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics
The Ohio State University, USA



Prof. Manuela Ferracinmanuela
Department of Specialised, Experimental, and Diagnostic Medicine
University of Bologna, Italy



Prof. Fabbri Mullerfabbri
Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California, USA



Dr. Maite Huarte Martinezmaite
Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA)
University of Navarra, Spain




Prof. Ulf Andersson Oromulf
Long non-coding RNA Research Group
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany




Prof. Amy Pasquinelliamy
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, USA



Prof. Kalpana Ghoshal
KalpanaDepartment of Pathology
The Ohio State University, USA




Prof. Sven Diederichs
Division Head RNA Biology & Cancer 
DKFZ - Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Germany 



Prof. Helge Grosshans
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)helge
Basel, Switzerland



Prof. Menashe Bar-Eli
Department of Cancer Biologybar-eli
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA




Prof. Qihong HuangHuang
Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA



Prof. Isidore Rigoutsos
Director Computational Medicine Center Thomas Jefferson University




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



Prof.Mihaela Zavolan
Professor in Computational Biology/Genomics
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland