Functions of Epitranscriptomes カンファレンス

2019 年シカゴにて、RNA 修飾に関するカンファレンスを開催します。

The University of Chicago

2019 617日 -18


RNA 修飾は近年注目を集めている研究分野で、mRNA、tRNA、non-coding RNA などすべての RNA、あらゆる生物種において普遍的にみられる現象です。 最近の研究では、RNA 修飾は異なる RNA 種のプロセシングや転写後遺伝子発現制御において重要な役割を果たしていることが示唆されています。RNA 修飾の生物学的な機能と生理的関連性に重点を置いたこのカンファレンスには、RNA 修飾に関する世界中のエキスパートが集まります。そして細胞の発生と分化、がんを中心とした疾患、神経科学や代謝、といった様々な観点から RNA 修飾の機能的意義について論じます。

このカンファレンスのオーガナイザーはアブカムとシカゴ大学の Chuan He 博士です。2016 年に開催されたカンファレンス “RNA Modifications and Epitranscriptomics” のフォローアップの意味もあります。


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  • Cell differentiation and development
  • Cancer biology
  • Neurobiology
  • RNA modifications

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Scientific Organizer

  • ​​Chuan He​ (Director, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago, HHMI, US)

Dr. He's research program spans a broad range of chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry and biology, epigenetics, cell biology, bioinorganic chemistry, structural biology, microbiology, and genomics. They discovered the first RNA demethylase and continue to explore gene expression regulation mediated by dynamic and reversible RNA modifications. They developed enabling tools to map DNA 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and its oxidation derivatives in mammalian genomes and continue to study DNA 5-methylcytosine (5mC) oxidation and demethylation in biological regulation. The lab also revealed the presence of DNA 6-methyladenosine (6mA) in eukaryotic genomes and continue to investigate functional roles played by this new DNA mark in eukaryotes. Currently the lab studies virulence and antibiotic resistance regulation in human pathogens as well as metal ion homeostasis and selective metal ion recognition by naturally occurring and engineered proteins.

Keynote speaker

  • Tony Kouzarides (University of Cambridge, UK)
    RNA epigenetics: regulatory pathways and roles in cancer


Confirmed speakers

  • Pedro Batista (National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research, US)
    RNA modifications and cell identity: the importance of forgetting the past to embrace the future
  • Jianjun Chen (City of Hope National Medical Center, US)
    RNA Modification in Cancer: Function, Mechanism and Therapeutic Implication.

    ​RNA modification in cancer: function, mechanism and therapeutic implication
  • Dan Dominissini (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
    Controversies in epitranscriptomics
  • Michaela Frye (Cambridge University/ German Cancer Center, Germany)
    ​The regulatory potential of RNA methylation in translation
  • Peng Jin (Emory University, US)
    Dynamic m6A modification in neurodevelopment and diseases
  • Michael Kharas (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US)
    The biology of RNA methylation in normal and malignant hematopoiesis
  • Arne Klungland (Oslo University, Norway)
    ​Epitranscriptomic regulation of meiosis and the preimplantation embryo
  • Kate Meyer (Duke University, US)
    N6-methyladenosine regulation in the brain
  • Donal O'Carroll (University of Edinburgh, UK)
    RNA modification and the immortal lineage
  • Tao Pan (The University of Chicago)
  • Yang Shi (Harvard Medical School, US)
  • Yanhong Shi (City of Hope National Medical Center, US)
    RNA modification in cancer and neurological disorders
  • Hongjun Song (University of Pennsylvania, US)
    Epitranscriptomic regulation in the nervous system
  • Yungui Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Chengqi Yi (Peking University, China)
    Mapping the functional mammalian epitranscriptome
  • Crystal Zhao (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, US)
    Functional role of messenger RNA modification in stem cells


Shot talks and poster presentation places are available. Abstracts can be submitted during online registration.

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  • Short Talk: December 4, 2018
  • Poster abstracts: March 14, 2019


  • ​​Start: Monday, June 17, 2019  8:00am
  • Finish: Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm

* Note, these times are provisional and are subject to change.


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