RNAi World Congress
Logan Hilton
Hilton Boston Logan Airport , One Hotel Drive
Boston, MA

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Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
08:30:00 RNAi Applications/Screening Dennis Watson
08:30:00 Data Analysis and Experimental Designs in Genome-Wide RNAi Research Xiaohua Douglas Zhang
09:00:00 Genome-Wide Screen for Kinases Involved in Phosphorylation of Histone H2AX, using siRNA Microarrays Xavier GIDROL
09:30:00 Applications of RNAi to Functional Target Validation in Cellular Disease Models of AD Giuseppe Pollio
09:30:00 RNAi Tools Dennis Watson
10:00:00 Cellaxess®HT - Automated High Throughput System for Genome Wide RNAi Screening
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Use of Dicer-Substrate siRNAs in Animal Research Mark A. Behlke
11:30:00 Transfection using Magnetic Nanostructures Sarah Fredriksson
12:00:00 A Kinase Focused RNAi Screen Identifies Novel Mediators of Apoptosis Leonid Tarassishin
12:30:00 Innovative Technology that Enables RNAi in Difficult to Transfect Cells Kirk Brown
13:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 RNAi Therapeutics (Session 1) Judi Lieberman
14:00:00 The Silent Treatment: Delivering RNA Interference Judi Lieberman
14:30:00 UNA (Unlocked Nucleic Acid) for Improved RNAi Applications Jesper Wengel
15:00:00 FANA-Modified Nucleic Acids as Versatile RNA-Targeting Agents Nicolay Ferrari
15:30:00 Coffee Break
15:30:00 The Business of RNAi Enal Razvi
16:00:00 Forecasting Technology Trends in RNAi Gary Oosta
16:30:00 Market Analysis of the RNAi Therapeutics Space Enal Razvi
Thursday, May 1, 2008
09:00:00 microRNA Biology Sam Gunderson
09:00:00 MicroRNA-Mediated Loss of PDEF Protein Expression Results in Progression to more Invasive Breast Cancer Dennis Watson
09:30:00 MicroRNA Regulation in 5-FU Treated Pancreatic Cancer Cells
10:00:00 Regulation of Mir-1 and Mir-133 by Insulin is Altered in the Skeletal Muscle of Type 2 Diabetic Patients Sophie Rome
10:30:00 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall
11:15:00 Conserved Roles for Small RNAs in Genome Defense Gregory J. Hannon
11:45:00 Intra-Axonal RNA Interference: Regulation of Intra-Axonal mRNA Translation in Regenerating Axons Alexander K. Murashov
12:15:00 Downregulation of Cardiomyocyte-Enriched microRNAs Contributes to Altered Gene Expression in Heart Failure Sadakatsu Ikeda
12:45:00 Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Hall
13:45:00 Poster Viewing
14:15:00 Gene Silencing with U1 Adaptor Oligonucleotides Sam Gunderson
14:45:00 Long-Term RNA Mediated Transcriptional Gene Silencing in Human Cells Kevin Morris
15:15:00 miRNAs: Cancer Biomarkers and Functional Regulators of Cancer Development Irena Ivanovska
15:45:00 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall
16:30:00 Alteration of Cell Phenotype through the Stable Ectopic Expression of microRNAs Graham Brock
17:00:00 Dual Role for Argonaute Proteins in microRNA Processing and Post-Transcriptional Regulation of microRNA Expression Sven Diederichs
17:30:00 Drinks Reception
Friday, May 2, 2008
09:30:00 miRNAs in the Marsupial Monodelphis Domestica Mark A. Behlke
09:30:00 microRNA Tools Mark A. Behlke
10:00:00 MicroRNA Labeling Methods Influence the Accuracy and Sensitivity of their Detection
10:30:00 RNAi Therapeutics (Session 2)
10:30:00 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall
11:15:00 Development of a Novel RNAi Therapeutics Platform Dmitry Samarsky
11:45:00 Treatment of Gastrointestinal Targets using RNA Interference Johannes Fruehauf
12:15:00 Development of an siRNA Targeting p53 to Protect Cells from Acute Injury James A Thomson
12:45:00 Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Hall
13:45:00 Poster Viewing
13:45:00 RNAi Therapeutics (Session 3) Dmitry Samarsky
14:15:00 RNAi: From Mechanism to Medicine Craig Mello
15:15:00 Silencing of Tyrosinase in a Three Dimensional Organotypic Skin Model Christine Collin-Djangoné
15:45:00 Poster Award
15:55:00 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall
16:25:00 Liposome-Based Manufacturing and Delivery Technologies for Oligonucleotide Therapeutics
16:55:00 Development of Liposomal siRNA for RNAi Mediated Therapeutic Applications Ansgar Santel
17:25:00 Optimization of shRNA Features for Targeting Hepatitis C Virus Dr. Brian Johnston
17:55:00 Close of Conference
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