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 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Golden West
Blake Meyers and Pamela J. Green
4:20 PM
Distinct Recruitment Mechanisms for Aub and Ago3 to Nuage Lead to Functional Compartmentalization of the pIRNA Pathway in Drosophila
Alexandre Webster, California Institute of Technology; Alexei Aravin, California Institute of Technology

4:40 PM
Inactivating microRNAs By Short Tandem Target Mimics and Silencing Coding Genes By Artificial microRNAs and Their Applications
Guiliang Tang, Michigan Technological University; Sachin Teotia, Michigan Technological University

5:00 PM
MicroRNA Control of Immunity and Cancer
Changchun Xiao, The Scripps Research Institution

5:20 PM
Small RNA-Based Antiviral Defense in the Phytopathogenic Fungus Colletotrichum higginsianum
Kerri Gilbert, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Sonia Campo Sánchez, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; James Carrington, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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