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RNA Editing
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

RNA editing refers to a wide range of processes that alter the primary sequence of a transcript by nucleoside insertion, removal, or modification. The different types of editing occur in organisms ranging from microbes and invertebrates to mammals. They are mechanistically distinct, act on a wide variety of substrates, and have various biological consequences and can generate alternative mRNAs that encode proteins with different biological functions. It can generate an astonishing variety (~100 different nucleosides) and extent of RNA modifications in all types of RNAs. These processes are critical for proper development and/or function of the nervous system in mice, worms, and flies, influence many vital processes, including genetic imprinting, RNA splicing, and the efficiency or fidelity of protein synthesis, and affect infectious and non-infectious disease processes. Despite the diversity of substrates, mechanisms, and biological consequences, many of the critical theoretical and technical questions for the different types of RNA editing and modification are similar. The biannual GRC on RNA Editing is the only regularly scheduled meeting on this subject. It convenes a relatively small group of established leaders and junior scientists in a casual setting for five days of morning and evening presentations with afternoons reserved for poster sessions, informal discussions, and recreation. The GRC on RNA Editing provides scientists investigating these diverse processes with a unique opportunity to interact at a single meeting and discuss new hypotheses and mechanistic paradigms, exchange information about experimental strategies, and initiate collaborations.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "RNA Editing" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 RNA Editing
Biology and Mechanisms of RNA and DNA Modification
Mar 12-17 Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express Reuben S. Harris
Heather A. Hundley
2015 RNA Editing
Diversifying the Transcriptome: Consequences for Development and Disease
Mar 8-13 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Jane Jackman
Michael Jantsch
2013 RNA Editing Jan 6-11 Hotel Galvez Robert Reenan
Nina Papavasiliou
2011 RNA Editing
Editing and Modification of RNA and DNA
Jan 9-14 Hotel Galvez Eric Phizicky
Kazuko Nishikura
2009 RNA Editing
Roles of RNA and DNA Editing and Modification in Cellular Function
Jan 11-16 Hotel Galvez Juan D. Alfonzo
Marie Ohman
2007 RNA Editing Jan 14-19 Ventura Beach Marriott Kenneth D. Stuart
Mary O'Connell
2005 RNA Editing Jan 23-28 Ventura Beach Marriott Donna M. Driscoll
Maurille J. Fournier
2003 RNA Editing Jan 19-24 Crowne Plaza Brenda L. Bass
Michael W. Gray
2001 RNA Editing Jan 21-26 Crowne Plaza Larry Simpson
Ronald Emeson
1999 RNA Editing Jan 24-29 Ventura Beach Marriott Maureen R. Hanson
Jonatha M. Gott
1997 RNA Editing Jan 19-24 Ventura Beach Marriott Harold C. Smith
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