9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Fifth Annual RNAi for Drug Discovery and Therapeutics - Best Practices from the Bench to the Clinic Oct (16-17)
World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA
http://www.discoveryontarget.com/07rni.asp
Fifth Annual RNAi for Drug Discovery and Therapeutics - Best Practices from the Bench to the Clinic 
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
World Trade Center
Boston

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
07:30:00 Registration & Morning Coffee (07:30-08:30)
08:30:00 In vitro RNAi Screening Strategies (08:30-10:40) John Reidhaar-Olson, Brian Bates, Marc Ferrer
08:30:00 In vitro RNAi Screening Strategies: Chairperson’s Remarks (08:30-08:40) John Reidhaar-Olson
08:40:00 In vitro RNAi Screening Strategies: RNAi Screening to Identify and Validate Therapeutic Targets in Metabolic Diseases (08:40-09:10) John Reidhaar-Olson
09:10:00 In vitro RNAi Screening Strategies: Genome-Wide siRNA HTS: Multi-readout and Multi-temporal Assays to Identify Physiologically Relevant Genes (09:10-09:40) Marc Ferrer
09:40:00 In vitro RNAi Screening Strategies: Probing Mammalian Neuritogenesis through siRNA Screening (09:40-10:10) Brian Bates
10:10:00 In vitro RNAi Screening Strategies: Grand Opening Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall (10:10-10:40)
10:40:00 RNAi Targets and Cancer Biology; RNAi Applications: Telomere Biology Uncovered (10:40-11:10) Sheila A. Stewart
10:40:00 RNAi Targets and Cancer Biology (10:40-12:55) So Young Kim, Sheila A. Stewart, Michael A. White
11:10:00 RNAi Targets and Cancer Biology: Integration of Functional Genomic Approaches to Uncover Novel Cancer Genes (11:10-11:40) So Young Kim
11:40:00 RNAi Targets and Cancer Biology: Applications of RNAi Screens in the Study of Cancer-associated Processes (11:40-12:10) Natasha J Caplen
12:10:00 RNAi Targets and Cancer Biology: Harnessing Genome-wide RNAi to Guide Rational Design of Combinatorial Chemotherapies (12:10-12:55) Michael A. White
12:55:00 Technology Watch: Adenoviral RNAi Technology in Target Discovery (12:55-13:10) Richard Janssen
13:10:00 Luncheon Workshop: Efficient and Specific Quantification of Mammalian microRNAs by a Novel Real-time PCR Approach (13:10-13:40)
13:40:00 Session Break (13:40-14:20)
14:20:00 RNAi as a Predictive Tool (14:20-15:25) Yaakov Benenson, Holly Yin, Pieter Peeters
14:20:00 RNAi as a Predictive Tool: Chairperson’s Remarks (14:20-14:45) Pieter Peeters
14:25:00 RNAi as a Predictive Tool: Cell-Based High-Throughput RNAi Screening to Discover Genetic Determinants of Lapatinib Response (14:25-14:55) Holly Yin
14:55:00 RNAi as a Predictive Tool: RNAi-Based Molecular Logic Circuits (14:55-15:25) Yaakov Benenson
15:25:00 Technology Watch: Advances in RNAi Technology that Facilitate Functional Genomic Screens (15:25-16:30) Christina Yamada
16:30:00 RNAi FOR IN VIVO TARGET VALIDATION: Validation of Drug Targets Through in vivo Application of siRNA Oligonucleotides (16:30-17:00) Siew Ho
16:30:00 RNAi FOR IN VIVO TARGET VALIDATION (16:30-19:30) Anna Moore, Pieter Peeters, Siew Ho
17:00:00 RNAi FOR IN VIVO TARGET VALIDATION: In Vivo Imaging of siRNA Delivery and Silencing in Tumors (17:00-17:30) Anna Moore
17:30:00 RNAi FOR IN VIVO TARGET VALIDATION: Efficient in vivo Knock-down of Genes in the Peripheral/Central Nervous System (17:30-18:00) Pieter Peeters
18:00:00 Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall (18:00-19:30)
19:30:00 End of Conference Day
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
07:30:00 Registration, Morning Coffee & Roundtable Discussion Sessions (07:30-08:30)
07:30:00 Roundtable Discussion Topic: In vitro RNAi Screening (07:30-08:30) John Reidhaar-Olson
07:30:00 Roundtable Discussion Topic: In vivo RNAi Screening (07:30-08:30) Pieter Peeters
07:30:00 Roundtable Discussion Topic: RNAi Delivery (07:30-08:30) Mark A Kay
08:30:00 Keynote Introduction (08:30-08:40)
08:40:00 Keynote Introduction; Executive Panel: Delivering Drugs for Difficult Targets (08:40-09:40) Jesus Tito Gonzalez, Shama Kajiji, Alexander Rod MacKenzie, Lex Van der Ploeg, John J. Rossi, Mikael Dolsten
09:40:00 Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall (09:40-10:35)
10:35:00 RNAi DELIVERY - A THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: Chairperson’s Remarks (10:35-10:40) Mark A Kay
10:35:00 RNAi DELIVERY - A THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE (10:35-12:40) Yu Shen, Manjunath N. Swamy, Tatiana Novobrantseva, Mark A Kay
10:40:00 RNAi DELIVERY - A THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: RNAi-based Vectors for Treating Human Infectious Disease (10:40-11:10) Mark A Kay
11:10:00 RNAi DELIVERY - A THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: Transvascular Delivery of siRNA to the Central Nervous System (11:10-11:40) Manjunath N. Swamy
11:40:00 RNAi DELIVERY - A THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: Developing RNAi Therapeutics: Advancements in Delivery and In Vivo Efficacy (11:40-12:10) Tatiana Novobrantseva
12:10:00 RNAi DELIVERY - A THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: A Robust Positive-readout System for Monitoring siRNA Delivery to Tumors (12:10-12:40) Yu Shen
12:40:00 Close of RNAi for Drug Discovery Conference
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