Friday, March 27, 2020 8:30am – 4:00pm
University of Michigan, Biomedical Research Science Building, 109 Zina Pitcher
Morning Welcome and Introduction, Mark Schlissel (President, University of Michigan)
Afternoon Welcome and Introduction, Srijan Sen (Associate Vice President for Research)
Featuring Keynote speakers:
Brenda Bass, PhD, University of Utah
Jamie Cate, PhD, UC Berkeley
Adrian Krainer, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Chris Lima, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Karla Neugebauer, PhD, Yale University
Kevin Weeks, PhD, University of North Carolina
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. Our symposium will provide a means of exchanging new ideas across disciplines, spurring new collaborations 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.