Small RNA

MicroRNAs and different classes of siRNAs play important roles in plants and animals in the regulation of gene expression, or in the modification of chromatin. New technologies have advanced our understanding of the expression dynamics, function, targets, and other aspects of these small, non-coding RNAs. The aim of this workshop is to showcase advances in plant and animal small RNA biology, including the targets of these small RNAs, biogenesis, related tools and technologies, evolution, and other aspects of their characterization.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Golden West
Blake C. Meyers and Pamela Green
4:20 PM
Deciphering Cardiovascular Differentiation using Whole Genome miRNA Screening
Alexandre Colas, Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego; Wesley McKeithan, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute; Thomas Cunningham, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute; Paul Bushway, Department of Bioengineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD; Lana Garmire, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Gregg Duester, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute; Shankar Subramaniam, Department of Bioengineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD; Mark Mercola, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

4:40 PM
Phased Small RNAs in Plants: Novel Roles for Secondary siRNAs
Blake C. Meyers, University of Delaware; Jixian Zhai, University of Delaware; Han Zhang, Stanford University; Siwaret Arikit, Kasetsart University; Kun Huang, University of Delaware; Virginia Walbot, Stanford University

5:00 PM
Extracellular Microvesicles miRNAs in Male Reproductive Tract; Possible Functions in Sperm Maturation
Robert Sullivan, Chu de Quebec Research Center; Clemence Belleannee, CHUQ research center

5:20 PM
DICERLIKE1 Functions in Maize Development
Beth Thompson, East Carolina University

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