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Long Noncoding RNAs: From Molecular Mechanism to Functional Genetics (X2)

joint with the meeting on RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

Scientific Organizers: Saba Valadkhan and Piero Carninci


February 24—28, 2019

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


Sponsored by Cell Research and Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks. Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST.
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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 25, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 10, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-X2 "Long Noncoding RNAs: From Molecular Mechanism to Functional Genetics" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 25, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 25, 2018 until January 13, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 25, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 10, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 10, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 10, 2019 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 10, 2019 920.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 29, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 29, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 25, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 10, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 24 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 28 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, March 1 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Grand Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Grand Foyer

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Session (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Jennifer A. Doudna, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley, USA
CRISPR: An RNP Machine

John S. Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
The Evolution and Future of IncRNA Research

Coffee Break

09:50—11:45
Functional RNA Elements in Mammalian Genomes (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Xiang-Dong Fu, University of California, San Diego, USA
Broad Roles of RNA Binding Proteins in Regulated Gene Expression

Thomas R. Cech, HHMI/University of Colorado, USA
RNA-Protein Interactions Regulate Epigenetic Silencing

Chris B. Burge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Patterns in the Recognition of RNAs by RBPs

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Sea to Sky C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Sea to Sky B
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
lncRNAs, Transposons and Evolution of the Genome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
lncRNAs, Transposons and Genome Evolution

Lynne E. Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Role of Retrotransposon Elements within Cellular RNAs

Paulo P. Amaral, University of Cambridge, UK
Regulatory Roles of Covalent Modifications in lncRNAs

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

17:00—19:00
RNP in Phase Transition
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Kathrin Plath, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Association of Xist RNA with Chromatin

Roy R. Parker, HHMI/University of Colorado, USA
RNP Granules in Health and Disease

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sea to Sky A

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
Coding and Non-Coding RNAs on Chromatin (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Danesh Moazed, Harvard Medical School, USA
RNAi in Chromatin Remodeling

Yijun Ruan, University of Connecticut, USA
RNA-Chromatin Interactions

Coffee Break

Jeannie T. Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
LncRNAs: Lessons from X Inactivation

Valerio Orlando, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Epigenome Plasticity, Nuclear Architecture and Cell Adaptation: A Role for Noncoding RNA

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Regulation of Differentiation and Development by lncRNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Saba Valadkhan, Case Western Reserve University, USA
lncRNAs in Cancer and Immunity

Joshua T. Mendell, HHMI/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
lncRNAs in Mammalian Physiology and Disease

Susan B. Carpenter, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
lncRNAs in Immune Function

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

17:00—19:00
Dissecting RNP Functions in vivo
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Brenton R. Graveley, UConn Health, USA
Large Scale Analysis of Functional RNA Elements in the Human Genome

Joan A. Steitz, Yale University, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Target-Directed miRNA Decay: Yet Another Function of Ago Proteins

Susan L. Ackerman, University of California, San Diego, USA
tRNAs and Neuron Function

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sea to Sky A

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
lncRNAs in Disease: Tools for Discovery
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Piero Carninci, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
Functional Genomics of lncRNAs

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, University of Michigan, USA
Identification of Novel Disease-Related lncRNAs

Coffee Break

Jonathan S. Weissman, University of California, San Francisco, USA
CRISPR as a Tool in lncRNA Discovery

Joakim Lundeberg, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Spatial Transcriptome Analysis and Disease

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

08:00—11:00
RNA Transport and Localization
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Anne Ephrussi, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Motor-Mediated RNA Transport and Localization

Robert H. Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
End of Life Decisions for mRNA

Coffee Break

Kimberly L. Mowry, Brown University, USA
Large RNP Transport Granules Drive mRNA Localization

Dierk Niessing, Ulm University, Germany
Molecular Architecture and Dynamics of Transport Complexes

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky A
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky A
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—19:00
Novel Insights into Functional Mechanism of lncRNAs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University, USA
Mechanism of Function of lncRNAs

Michael G. Rosenfeld, HHMI/University of California, San Diego, USA
lncRNA Mechanism of Function

John L. Rinn, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Mechanism of Function of lncRNAs

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

17:00—19:00
Structure and Function of RBPs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
Douglas L. Black, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Splicing Activation by Rbfox Requires Self-Aggregation of its Tyrosine-Rich Domain

Frédéric H.T. Allain, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Structural Basis for RNA Recognition

Traci M.T. Hall, NIEHS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Collaborative RNA Recognition Specificity

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sea to Sky A

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sea to Sky A
08:00—11:00
lncRNAs: Diversity in Form and Function
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C
Thomas R. Gingeras, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
No RNA Left Behind

Karissa Y. Sanbonmatsu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Structure-Function Relationships for Individual Long Non-Coding RNAs

Coffee Break

Jay W. Shin, RIKEN Yokohama, Japan
Fantom6: from Discovery to Function of lncRNAs

Lingling Chen, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
lncRNAs of Novel Origin

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

08:00—11:00
RNP Machines and Regulation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
The Barricade Complex as A Rate-Limiting Blockade against mRNA Deadenylation

Rui Zhao, University of Colorado, USA
Structure and Function of the Spliceosome

Coffee Break

Yanli Wang, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
CRISPR–Cas Mediated Cleavage of Invading Nucleic Acids

Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
CRISPR/Cas Pathways

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

Sea to Sky C
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

Sea to Sky B
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Grand Foyer
17:00—18:45
RNA and RBP in Disease (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B/C
Maurice S. Swanson, University of Florida, USA
RNA Disease

Mofang Liu, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
A Novel Function of MIWI/piRNA in Activating Translation of Spermiogenic mRNAs during Spermiogenesis

Frank W. Rigo, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, USA
Targeting RNA with Antisense Oligonucleotides to Treat Disease

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky C

Following Session is for RNA-Protein Interactions (X1)

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/24/2019

Sea to Sky B
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sea to Sky A
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Sea to Sky A

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Cell Research Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1 R13 HG010292-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HG010292-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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Arraystar Inc.

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