“RNA in Precision Medicine”
Featuring talented keynote speakers from across the world as well as six “mini-talks” presentations from across the University.
The Center for RNA Biomedicine Symposium brings together national leaders of the scientific, medical and engineering communities working on recent advances of our understanding of RNA. It will provide a means of exchanging new ideas across disciplines, spurring new collaborations across nationwide while supporting a rapidly growing RNA community at the University of Michigan.
Our educational objective: to provide the latest information on how RNA molecules impact cellular function in health and disease. After this symposium, participants will be able to apply advanced knowledge of genetic testing and therapies to patient care for diseases involving RNA dysregulation.
We expect that 200-300 participants from across the country, including funding decision makers and potential donors interested in investing in our RNA center at Michigan, will engage with each other and the scientific community on campus on a range of topics involving RNA. This symposium is open to University of Michigan clinicians and research scientists, as well as other primary care practitioners and public health scholars interested in the most recent discoveries regarding the role of RNA in health and disease.
|8:45am||-||9:00am||Coffee & On-Site Registration|
|9:00am||-||9:10am||Welcome and Introduction : Marschall S. Runge, MD PhD|
Dean, UM Medical School
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
CEO, Michigan Medicine
|9:10am||-||9:55am||Keynote 1: Frank Slack, PhD|
Harvard Medical School
"MicroRNA-based therapeutics in cancer"
|9:55am||-||10:05am||Data Blitz 1: Jiaqi Shi, MD PhD |
Assistant Professor, Pathology
“A MicroRNA Links TGF-β Signaling Pathway to Histone Modification”
|10:05am||-||10:15am||Data Blitz 2: Mats Ljungman, PhD|
Professor, Radiation Oncology
“Role of miRNA in cellular reprogramming”
|10:15am||-||11:00am||Keynote 2: Thomas Tuschl, PhD|
"RNA sequencing analysis and its diagnostic potential"
|11:20am||-||11:30am||Data Blitz 3: Yan Zhang, PhD|
Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry
“The Biology and Molecular Mechanism of the Neisseria meningitidis CRISPR-Cas9 Pathway”
|11:30am||-||11:40am||Data Blitz 4: Laura Scott, PhD|
Research Associate Professor, School of Public Health
“The genetic regulatory signature of type 2 diabetes in pancreatic islets”
|11:40am||-||12:25pm|| Keynote 3: Nancy Cox, PhD|
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Integrating Genome, Transcriptome and Electronic Health Records for Discovery and Translation"
|12:25pm||-||1:15pm||Box Lunch with Speakers, Faculty and Students (or on your own Click here for nearby lunch options)|
|1:15pm||-||1:25pm||Welcome Back and Introduction : S. Jack Hu, PhD|
Vice President for Research, University of Michigan
|1:25pm||-||2:10pm||Keynote 4: Muneesh Tewari, MD PhD|
University of Michigan
"Extracellular RNA, Biomarkers and the Future of Disease Interception"
|2:10pm||-||2:20pm||Data Blitz 5: Kristin Koutmou, PhD|
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
“Ribosomes slide on homopolymeric A and U stretches”
|2:20pm||-||2:30pm||Data Blitz 6: Peter Todd, MD PhD|
Bucky and Patti Harris Early Career Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor, Neurology
“How RNA repeats elicit unconventional translation of toxic proteins in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”
|2:30pm||-||3:15pm||Keynote 5: Matt Disney, PhD|
Scripps Research Institute
"Sequence-based rational design of small molecules targeting RNA"