Nobel Prize 2006 Meeting

RNA interference

Date Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 10:30 - 17:30
Location The Lundbeck Auditorium, Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes vej 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
Organizers Tuula Kallunki, Danish Cancer Society, Jan Stenvang, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Copenhagen and Sakari Kauppinen, Santaris Pharma

Program

10.30 – 10.35

Tuula Kallunki, Danish Cancer Society: Introduction.

Session 1:

siRNAs and silencing

10.35 – 11.30

Nobel lecture: Andrew Fire, Stanford University, California,USA : RNAi

11.30 - 12.15

David C. Baulcombe, Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich,UK : Silencing RNA Interaction Networks.

12.15 - 13.00

Olivier Voinnet, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg,France : Forward Genetic Approach of miRNA Biogenesis and Function in Arabidopsis

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

Session 2:

microRNA function

14.00 - 14.30

Julie Ahringer, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge: Genome-wide RNAi screens in C. elegans.

14.30 – 15.00

Gerhard Schratt, Univ. of Heidelberg: A brain-specific microRNA regulates dendritic spine development.

15.00 – 15.30

Martina Muckenthaler, Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, University of Heidelberg,Germany : A sensitive array for microRNA expression profiling (miChip) based on locked nucleic acids (LNA).

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee

Session 3:

microRNA in development and disease

16.00 - 16.30

ReneKetting, Hubrecht Laboratory (KNAW), Utrecht, The Netherlands: Small RNAs in animal development.

16.30 - 17.00

Tamas Dalmay, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich,UK : MicroRNAs and the hallmarks of cancer.

17.00-17.30

Sakari Kauppinen, microRNA Research, Santaris Pharma A/S and MicroRNA Research Unit, Dept of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen: microRNAs as targets for antisense-based therapeutics.