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Non-Coding RNA Webinar | Circular RNAs as Endogenous Carcinogens in Leukemia

22 Aug 2023, 01:00 (CEST)

Noncoding RNA, Circular RNAs, Leukemia, R-loops, MLL Recombinome, Proteasome, DNA Damage, Chromosomal Translocations, Oncogene Fusions
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The Non-coding RNA Journal Webinar Series

Circular RNAs as Endogenous Carcinogens in Leukemia

The Non-Coding RNA webinar is open to all who enjoy doing any type of research on the topic of non-coding transcripts or are passionate about learning about this exciting and competitive research area. The webinar speakers will present new findings from basic to translational research. Any interesting ideas for topics and speakers are welcome!

Date: 22 August 2023

Time: 1:00 a.m. CEST | 7:00 p.m. EDT (21 August 2023) | 7:00 a.m. CST Asia

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Speaker/Presentation Time in CEST
(22 August 2023)
Time in EDT
(21 August 2023)
Prof. Dr. George A. Calin
Chair Introduction
1:00–1:05 a.m. 7:00–7:05 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Simon Conn
Circular RNAs as endogenous carcinogens in Leukemia
1:05–1:45 a.m. 7:05–7:45 p.m.
Q&A Session 1:45–1:55 a.m. 7:45–7:55 p.m.
Prof. Dr. George A. Calin
Closing of Webinar
1:55–2:00 a.m. 7:55–8:00 p.m.

Event Chair

Department of Translational Molecular Pathogenesis, Center for RNA Interference and Non-coding RNAs, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX, USA

Prof. Dr.George A. Calin received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. After working in cytogenetics as an undergraduate student with Dragos Stefanescu in Bucharest, Calin completed cancer genomics training in Massimo Negrini’s laboratory at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and in 2000, he became a postdoctoral fellow in Carlo Croce’s laboratory at Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In June 2007, Calin joined MD Anderson as an associate professor in the Experimental Therapeutics department and was promoted to Professor with tenure in 2013. He explores new RNA therapeutic options for cancer patients and studies the roles of microRNAs and other non-coding RNAs in cancer initiation and progression, as well as the mechanisms of cancer predisposition.

Keynote Speaker

Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute, College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University, Australia

Prof. Simon J. Conn received his Ph.D. from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. After initially starting his first postdoctoral position as a plant molecular biologist, Conn transitioned to mammalian research in Prof. Ramesh Pillai’s laboratory at the EMBL, France in 2011. From 2016, Conn joined University of SA as an associate professor in the Centre for Cancer Biology and was promoted to Professor 2022 after establishing his laboratory at Flinders University (his alma mater). He explores fundamental and applied aspects of alternatively spliced RNA molecules in Cancer initiation and progression and other human diseases, including pioneering circular RNA research in Australia. He has published a number of seminal articles in Cell, Cancer Cell, Nature Plants, Nucleic Acids Research, Nature Biotechnology, EMBO J over the past 10 years.


This is a FREE webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.  Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Certificates of attendance will be delivered to those who attend the live webinar.

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Relevant Special Issue

circRNAs in Human Healthy and Diseases
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Xiao-Ou Zhang
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023

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