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Non-coding RNA in health and disease

The Belgian Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (BSCDB) and the Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences (NARILIS) of the University of Namur are co-organizing a scientific meeting addressing « Non-coding RNA in health and disease ».

Catégorie : conférence/cours/séminaire (spécialisé)
Date : 08/09/2020 08:45 - 08/09/2020 17:00
Lieu : UNamur, PA02
Organisateur(s) : NARILIS

The joint BSCDB/NARILIS meeting "Non-coding RNA in health and disease", which was to be held on March 20, is rescheduled to September 8. 

Protein-coding genes account for less than 2% of the entire genome. The other 98% were considered for years as “junk” DNA as they correspond to non-coding genomic sequences. However, it is now becoming clear that the major part of the genome is transcribed into RNA molecules and that these non-coding RNAs have important regulatory roles in gene expression. The present meeting will focus on this non-coding part of the genome, which still remains largely unexplored. It will shed light on recent advances in the discovery of new non-coding RNAs and their functional characterization. The topics covered during the meeting will relate both to small non-coding RNAs (i.e. miRNA), as well as to the more recently described long non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs. In addition to their involvement in fundamental biological processes, their contribution in various diseases will also be addressed. Their use as diagnostic markers and their potential as future therapeutic targets will be discussed.

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Nikolaus RAJEWSKY
Laboratory for Systems Biology of Gene Regulatory Elements, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

Dr. Sébastien PFEFFER
Architecture and Reactivity of RNA, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS, Université de Strasbourg

Dr. Julieta APREA PEREZ
Center for Regenerative Therapies, School of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden

Prof. Eleonora LEUCCI
Laboratory for RNA Cancer Biology, Department of Oncology, KU Leuven

Dr. Pierre CLOSE
Laboratory of Cancer Signaling, GIGA-Stem Cells, ULiège

Prof. Pieter MESTDAGH
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Lab, Cancer Research Institute Ghent, Center for Medical Genetics, UGent


PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

 

Participants who registered for the conference on the previous date (March 20) do not need to re-register.

 

Plus d'info : https://www.narilis.be/noncodingrna
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