The Gordon Research Seminar on RNA Editing is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
2017 GRS will focus on the biology of RNA and DNA modification with a keynote
talk from Dr. Harold Smith, who is a professor at the University of Rochester,
the president of the biotechnology company Oyagen, and the original
founder of the RNA Editing Gordon Research Conference (GRC). The GRS will
immediately precede the GRC, and most participants will register for both
meetings. The GRS will have three sessions provisionally titled Nucleic Acid
Editing and Disease, Nucleic Acid Modification Machinery, and Cutting-Edge
Nucleic Acid Technologies. These sessions aim to connect fundamental molecular
mechanisms with the technologies and potential therapeutic applications that
drive the editing field. In addition, the GRS will include two poster sessions
providing an opportunity for all trainees to present and discuss results. The
synergistic arrangement of the GRS and GRC will provide multiple opportunities
for trainees to build professional networks and foster collaborations.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "RNA Editing" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Critical Thinking in a United Field by Its Own Making|
|Discussion Leaders: Samantha Dodbele (The Ohio State University, USA) and Albin Widmark (Stockholm University, Sweden)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Harold Smith (School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA)|
"Critical Thinking in a United Field by Its Own Making"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Nucleic Acid Editing and Disease|
|Discussion Leaders: Qin Li (Stanford University, USA) and Shraddha Sharma (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Amber St. Martin (University of Minnesota, USA)|
"Single Nucleotide Editing Using Chimeric APOBEC-Cas9 Complexes"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Sicong Zhang (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)|
"The m6A Code in Glioblastoma"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Yuru Wang (University of California, Davis, USA)|
"Differential Recognition of RNA Secondary Structures by Adenosine Deaminase Acting on RNA (ADAR)"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Erin Borchardt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Investigating RNA Pseudouridylation Patterns in Viral Infection"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Nucleic Acid Modification Machinery|
|Discussion Leaders: Prajakta Bajad (Medical University of Vienna, Austria) and Yuxuan Zheng (University of California, Davis, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Natasha Dube (Coventry University, United Kingdom)|
"3' End mRNA Readenylation in Aspergillus nidulans: Is It a Default or Regulated Process Which Is Facilitating the 3'-5' mRNA Decay Pathway?"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||HuiQi Hong (National University of Singapore, Singapore)|
"DEAH Box Helicase 9 (DHX9) as a Bidirectional Regulator in Adenosine-to-Inosine (A-to-I) Editing"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Suba Rajendren (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)|
"Regulation of A-to-I RNA Editing by C. elegans ADARs"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Madison Adolph (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)|
"Biochemical Characterization of APOBEC3B Mechanisms for Accessing Single-Stranded DNA"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Cutting Edge Nucleic Acid Technologies|
|Discussion Leaders: Renana Rabe (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) and Yinzhou Zhu (UConn Health, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Yueming Sun (The University of Western Australia, Australia)|
"Redesigning a Plant RNA Editing Factor"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Yishay Pinto (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)|
"Clustered Mutations in Hominid Genome Evolution Are Consistent with APOBEC3G Enzymatic Activity"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|