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Phase Separation and RNA Processing as Drivers of Cancer and Neurodegeneration

24th – 27th February 2017

800px-Cancer_cells_1-Custom1A significant challenge in clinical medicine, particularly in cancer and neurodegenerative disease, is the absence of pharmaceuticals that directly target the pathology. In cancer, well over 90% of mutations found in patient tumors are deemed ‘non-actionable’. Many proteins with ‘non-actionable’ mutations are investigated by scientists who study RNA biology, in particular abnormalities in post-transcriptional RNA processing. Biophysicists and engineers have made great strides in understanding biological phase transitions and the role of intrinsically disordered protein (IDP) domains, which have been implicated in both diseases and often described as ‘non-actionable’. This conference seeks to bring together disease-focused medical scientists, RNA biologists, and biophysicists in a truly multidisciplinary environment. The goals include:

  • Have members of different disciplines become aware of recent advances and outstanding remaining questions in the fields of cancer, RNA, IDP, and phase transition biology.
  • Address current challenges to overcoming barriers to the advancement of science and medicine in these fields and identify technical opportunities that meet these challenges.
  • Develop individual enthusiasm to further explore multi-disciplinary research as a vehicle to advance understanding of human biology, public health, and scientific knowledge.
  • Initiate collaborations across disciplines.

This conference can be summarized as an effort to move from ‘what is known’ about cancer and neurodegenerative disease to ‘what can be done’. The bottom line is to translate scientific discoveries made in three interconnected fields to develop next-generation treatments for cancers and neurodegenerative disease.


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Abstracts

Talk Consideration Deadline: 16th December 2016……..Poster Submission Deadline: 13th January 2017

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not already registered for the conference. Please register before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please use the link below.

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not registered for the conference. Please ensure you are registered before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference


The Conference Chairs

jeff-e1448311735849Jeffrey Toretsky
Georgetown University

Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky received his MD in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. He completed his pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia in 1991, and his pediatric oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute Pediatric Branch in 1997… Read more

Hoskins_Aaron081213smAaron Hoskins
UW-Madison

Dr. Aaron Hoskins grew up in the country in Indiana–not exactly on a farm but farm adjacent. After graduating from high school and 10 years of 4-H, he received the Eli Lilly-Purdue Alumni scholarship to attend Purdue University where he majored in Chemistry and graduated in 2000. Read more


The Venue

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego. USA.

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24th – 27th February 2017

Located in Rancho Bernardo, this 287-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa providing an idyllic location to serve as a conference host.

All of Rancho Bernardo Inn rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Delegates can expect to find free WiFi, bathrooms offering hair dryers and designer toiletries, free bottled water and safes. The bar area provides the perfect setting to continue networking over a drink in relaxed surroundings at the end of the day. The hotel has full disabled access in all areas, and has an option for childcare services offered by a third party, Marion’s Childcare, who have been operating in the San Diego area since 1981.

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Nearest Airport – San Diego Int’l

Airport Transfers – TBA


Headline Speakers

taylor-CustomJ. Paul Taylor
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Dynamic assemblies in ALS and related diseases
Parker-CustomRoy Parker
University of Colorado
RNP Granules in Health and Disease
Brangwynne-CustomClifford P. Brangwynne
Princeton University

Ackerman-CustomSusan L. Ackerman
UCSD
RNA and neurodegeneration
ReedRobin Reed
Harvard Medical School
Evidence that C9ORF72 Poly-Dipeptide Repeat Proteins Inhibit Splicing by Interfering with U2 snRNP Function
jurica-CustomMelissa Jurica
UC Santa Cruz
Probing spliceosome mechanism with splicing inhibitors
Goldsmith-CustomRandall Goldsmith
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Tools for Single-Molecule Measurements on Tricky Neurological Proteins
chandler-CustomDawn S. Chandler
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Stressing pre-mRNA splicing in cancer
Buonamici-Custom-2Silvia Buonamici
H3 Biomedicine Inc
Targeting the spliceosome in cancer
black-CustomDouglas L. Black
UCLA
Splicing Regulation by Rbfox Proteins
Untitled-Custom-2Adrian Krainer
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

mittag-CustomTanja Mittag
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
LLPS by a Ubiquitin Ligase/Substrate Pair and its Relationship to Cancer
pappu-CustomRohit V. Pappu
Washington University in St Louis

omarOmar I. Abdel-Wahab
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Understanding and Targeting Spliceosomal Gene Mutations in Cancer

Early Career Researchers

Zing is proud to support early career researchers and request the chairs select 2 ECRs for each of our conferences to give an extended presentation covering their current work.

Lee_HyonKate Lee
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
scottaokiScott Aoki
UW-Madison
Structural assembly of the P-granule scaffold

Contributing Speakers

Contributing speakers will be selected from the submitted abstracts and listed here upon confirmation of attendance.


Conference Programme

programme-pic-e1436367393550A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by using the link below.

Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most current version here. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.

Conference Programme


Conference Fees

We can offer 3 types of registration for the conference. Please review the available options to select the most appropriate for you. If you have any questions regarding the registration options, please get in touch via info@zingconferences.com

Student Registration – $399
We can offer a discounted price for current graduate students (post-docs are ineligible) to attend the conference. To take advantage of this offer, please register as an Event Pass without accommodation and send us a photo of your current, valid student ID card to payments@zingconferences.com. Upon approval a discount will be applied to your registration cost. You would receive all the services listed below in the Event Pass without accommodation box. Please note this price does not include accommodation.

An Event Pass with private accommodation.
This package provides full conference attendance and private accommodation at the conference venue.


Academic/Industry
Earlybird Price $1299*
Price Valid Until Dec 15th ’16
Standard Price $1499
Standard Price valid from 16th Dec ’16
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Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Private accommodation at Rancho Bernardo Inn
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room, public areas and guest rooms
○ Breakfast
○ Buffet lunches
○ Evening meals
○ Farewell Dinner
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 24th, 25th & 26th Feb


An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accommodation package.


Sharer Option
Super Earlybird Price$599*
Super Earlybird Price valid until 24th June ’16
Earlybird Price$799*
Earlybird Price valid 25th June-15th Dec ’16
Standard Price $999
Standard Price valid from 16th Dec ’16


Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Shared accommodation at Rancho Bernardo Inn
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room, public areas and guest rooms
○ Breakfast
○ Buffet lunches
○ Evening meals
○ Farewell Dinner
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 24th, 25th & 26th Feb


An Event Pass without accommodation
Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to make your own accommodation arrangements.……..


Event Pass Option
Earlybird Price $699*
Earlybird Price valid until 15th Dec ’16
Standard Price $899
Standard Price valid from 16th Dec ’16

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Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room
○ Buffet lunches including the last day
○ Evening meals on Day 1 & 2
○ Farewell Dinner (Evening Meal on Day 3)
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

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Accommodation & Breakfast Not Included


*Please Note: When you register with the Sharer, Academic or Industry option, we will not secure your room at that time. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We have a limited number of rooms secured at the advertised rates.

The Super Earlybird & Earlybird Rates are valid for those who register and pay the fees in full by the dates indicated above. After these dates the fees will return to the standard prices. Paying the deposit does not entitle you to Super Earlybird/Earlybird prices after their respective deadlines have passed.

Academic or Industry rates are for the registered delegate only to stay in the room. Should you wish additional guests (such as wife, husband or children) to stay in the room with you, additional fees will be payable.

Prices are shown and payable in Dollars. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. We can no longer accept payment by cheque.


Accommodation

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For those booking with an Academic, Industry or Sharer Registration Option accommodation on the dates listed above is included with your registration. If you are taking the Event Pass option and wish to make your own independent reservation at the Ranch Bernardo Inn, or you wish to book extra nights outwith the conference dates to extend your stay, please call the Reservations Department at (+1) 800-542-6096. They will be able to make your reservation or extend your stay on a space available basis. You will be asked to provide credit card details to secure your reservation and a deposit of one night’s room and tax will be taken at the time of calling.


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