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GeneExpression Systems of USA and University of Cambridge of UK
Appasani Research Conferences (ARCEI.ORG)

Jointly Presents

11th International
MicroRNAs & NonCoding RNAs & Genome Editing Europe 2016 Meeting
MicroRNAs/NcRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease
& CRISPRs Interference

November 1 - 2, 2016

Venue: Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

A Unique Theme Conference & Exhibition in the MicroRNomics & Genome Editing

Meeting Place:

The Venue Peterhouse (middle) is the oldest College of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1284 and an institution dedicated to education and research. Throughout its history, Petreans have been at the heart of the political, social and religious controversies that have shaped today’s society. Some of the influential Petreans include: Henry Cavendish, Lord Kelvin, Sir Frank Whittle and Christopher Cockerill, and Nobel Laureates – Sir John Kendrew, Sir Aaron Klug, Archer Martin and Max Perutz , who gave a twentieth century lead in the field of Molecular Biology. Since many centuries it remained as a hub for innovation and successive generations of the brightest young people around the world.

Why do you wait to join for an intellectual gathering in the ‘microRNomics’ arenas at the prestigious college Peterhouse in the Premier University campus!

Expected Maximum Capacity:
Target Audience 100
Total Speaker Presentations: 30
Total Poster Presentations: 10
Total Exhibit Booths: 5


The purpose and scope of this two-day intensive unique single track and intellectual European Symposia - 2016 (on November 1 – 2, 2016) is to provide a forum for the discussion of the current state of the art of rapidly evolving MicroRNAs/ Noncoding RNAs, Genome Engineering/Editing and their applications in gene expression, stem cells and various diseases.

1. MicroRNAs/Noncoding RNAs& Genome Editing Europe - 2016: This is our 11th international theme conference continuously held in this college in the first week of November in Cambridge, England. Professors Julie Ahringer and Eric Miska of the University of Cambridge inaugurated our first meeting in November 2006. Since then, Nobel Laureates Drs. Tim Hunt, John Walker; and pioneers in MicroRNAs fields including: Drs. David Baulcombe (UK), Carlo Croce (USA), Gunter Meister (Germany), Mike Gait (UK), Rene Ketting (Germany) and many more have given keynote speeches. MicroRNAs/Noncoding RNAs are the “biology’s Big Bang” and we are igniting the spirit of both  Micro/LNcRNomics in order to understand the biology of these molecules and their pivotal role(s) in diseases in order to develop innovative products based on this technology platform.

Additionally, Synthetic Biology and Genome Engineering using genome editing tools such as nucleases is also evolving at a rapid speed. Therefore, this meeting will also focus on the study of genome editing using ZFNs, TALENs and CRISPR/Cas systems in depth in order to develop novel reagent/assay/tool and drug targets.In this international meeting, prominent researchers (Developmental biologists, cell biologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, computational biologists, neurobiologists, clinicians, chemists, bioengineers, synthetic biologists and physicists)  from both academia and industry will gather and discuss the applications in form of keynote lectures, invited talks, short oral, and poster presentations.
These meetings are open for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professors from academia and research scientists and executives from bio-pharma industry to gain insights in the emerging frontiers in biotechnology.

Venue: The Venue Peterhouse is the oldest College of the University of Cambridge, located close to the banks of Cam River. This college has produced science giants such as: Henry Cavendish, Lord Kelvin, Sir Frank Whittle and Christopher Cockerill, and Nobel Laureates – Sir John Kendrew, Sir Aaron Klug, Archer Martin and Max Perutz. Participate in this meeting and become proud attending member of this prestigious college in the world.

Note: All the members (except keynote speakers and others who arranged with organizer) who participate in this symposium have to register for the meeting by paying the appropriate registration fee. All the registered participants has the leverage to attend any parallel session they are interested

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
8:00A.M: Registration Open 
8.45 AM – 6.30 PM Scientific Sessions 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
8:00A.M: Registration Open 
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Scientific Sessions

Scientific Organizer:

Krishnarao Appasani, PhD., MBA, FRSB
Founder & CEO
GeneExpression Systems, Inc
Waltham, MA USA

Scientific Committee:

Andrew Bassett, PhD.              
Head of Genome Engineering Oxford
University of Oxford&
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Key Sessions:

MicroRNAs/NonCoding RNAs & Editing

  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs Discovery and Biogenesis
  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs in Development
  • Bioinformatics of MicroRNAs & Long NcRNAs
  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs in Stem Cell Biology
  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs-mediated Epigenetic Regulation
  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs in Disease Biology
  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs in Metabolic & Cardiovascular systems
  • MicroRNAs &NcRNAs in Cancer Biology
  • MicroRNAs in Virology & Diagnostics
  • Therapeutic Applications of MicroRNAs &NcRNAs
  • Biology, Design and Delivery of Nucleases (ZFNs & TALENs)
  • RNA-guided genome engineering/editing with Cas9/CRISPRs
  • High throughput genome editing & Therapeutic applications
  • Generation of ZFN/TALEN-mediated knockout animals and cell lines

Keynote Speakers:

Anton J. Enright, PhD.
Group Leader
EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
New methods for profiling and de novo prediction of microRNAs from NGS data.

  Industry Keynote TBA
Exiqon A/S Vedbaek, Denmark
Title: TBA

Other Speakers:

Micro/NonCoding RNAs & Editing
Michela Garofalo, PhD.                                           
Group Leader in Cancer Research UK Manchester Inst
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
Title: MicroRNA regulation and dysregulation in non-small cell lung cancer
EylonYavin, PhD.
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Title: Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNAs) as diagnostic tools for RNA detection in cancer
Victor Dillard
Chief Operating officer
Desktop Genetics Ltd.
London, United Kingdom
Title: Bioinformatic tools to design genome editing experiments using CRISPR/Cas9 system
Irene MenciaCastano, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Title: Collagen-based scaffolds for microRNA delivery to enhance tissue regeneration
Damien Hermand, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Namur
Namur, Belgium
Title: Stepwise chromatin remodeling by two lincRNAs underlies cell fate in fission yeast
Bernadette Baker, PhD.
Research Associate
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
Title: Folate deficiency alters expression of placental microRNAs in vivo and in vitro
Wendy J.M. Huang, PhD.
Irvington Institute Fellow
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Title: Noncoding RNAs in T-cell-mediated physiological and pathological processes
Haiming Cao,PhD.                                       
NHLBI, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
Title: Regulation of systemic energy metabolism by long noncoding RNAs
Johan Jakobsson PhD.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Lund Stem Cell Center-Lund University
Lund, Sweden
Title: A link between autophagy and miRNA-biogenesis - implications for neurodegeneration
Lei Sun, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Title: De novo reconstruction of adipose tissue transcriptomes reveals novel long Noncoding RNAs that regulate brown adipocyte development
Caifu Chen, Ph.D.                                        
Sr. Vice President of R&D
Integrated DNA Technologies
Redwood City, CA, USA
Title: New roles of miR-34 in cancer and stem cell pluripotency
Geraldo A. Passos, PhD.
Professor of Genetics & Molecular Biology
University of São Paulo-RibeirãoPreto Medical School
RibeirãoPreto, SP, Brasil
Title: siRNA and CRISPR-Cas9-mediated knockdown provides evidence that autoimmune regulator gene controls cell adhesion
Gary P. Brennan, PhD.
Research Fellow in Physiology & Medical Physics
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Dual and Opposing roles of microRNA-124 in epileptogenesis are mediated via NRSF/REST and inflammatory pathways
Alfonso H. Magadán, PhD.
Research Scientist
Chr. Hansen A/S
Hoersholm, Denmark
Title: Genome Editing to generate industrial  strains
Meritxell Pons Espinal, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience
Italian Institute of Technology
Genova, Italy 
Title: Adult Neural Stem Cell-fate commitment into neurons or astrocytes is determined by Dicer-dependent miRNAs
Stephen G. Maher, PhD.
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science
University of Hull, Hull, UK&
Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity College, Ireland
Title: MicroRNA mediated regulation of sensitivity to chemoradiotherapy in oesophageal adenocarcinoma
Yoko Matsuno, MD. PhD.
Researcher in Clinical Preventive Medicine
Niigata University-Graduate School of Medicine
Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan
Title: Localization of Xist/XIST RNAs and their interaction with chromatin
Stefan J. Erkeland, PhD.
Group Leader/Assistant Professorin Hematology
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Regulation of miR-139-3p and miR-199a-3p in leukemic transformation
Andrea Caporali, PhD. 
Chancellor's FellowatCardiovascular Science Ctr.
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland-UK
Title: microRNAscontrol therapeutic angiogenesis
Fabio Martelli, PhD.
Director of Molecular Cardiology Laboratory
IRCCS-Policlinico San Donato
San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
Title: Noncoding RNAs in ischemic heart failur
BoyeSchnack Nielsen, PhD.
Business and Research Manager, Molecular Histology
Bioneer A/S
Title: Cancer associated miR-21 and assessment by image analysis
Marie-Laure Baudet, PhD.
Group Leader in Center for Integrative Biology
University of Trento
Povo, Trento, Italy
Title: microRNAs: subcellular action in neurons during brain wiring
Carlos P. Fitzsimons, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Two is better than one. Cooperative gene regulation by microRNAs in neural stem cells
Peter Leedman, MBBS, PhD.
Professor and Director
Harry Perkins Inst. of Medical Research
University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, Australia
Title: microRNA candidates for replacement therapy
Leon J. de Windt, PhD.
Professor of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Title: MicroRNA therapeutics in cardiovascular disease
Dr. Rodrigo M. Maza
Senior Scientist in Molecular Neuroprotection Group
Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos
Toledo, Spain
Title: MicroRNA dysregulation in the spinal cord following traumatic injury
Laurence Amar, PhD.
Researcher in Molecular Neuroendocrinology
University of Paris-Sud 11
Orsay, France
Title: microRNA populations of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus and median eminence in rat. Lack of significant influence of perinatal or adult diet/metabolism at early postnatal development stages or in adults
Emmanuelle Vire, PhD.
Investigator Scientist
UCL Neurology Institute, London, UK
Title: Identification of non-coding RNAs involved in neurodegeneration
Alain Sewer, PhD.
Scientist, Disease Modeling & Simulation
R & D Philip Morris International
Neuchatel, Switzerland
MicroRNA expression from a 90-day rat inhalation study indicate that exposure to THS 2.2 aerosol causes reduced effects on lung tissue compared with cigarette smoke
Masato Ohtsuka, PhD.
Associate Professorof Molecular Life Science
Tokai University School of Medicine
Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
Title: Generation of knockdown mice using PITT and Isi-CRISPR
Tatiana Ruksha, MD, PhD.
Chair of Pathophysiology Department
Krasnoyarsk State Medical University
Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
MicroRNA expression pattern alterations and functional study of miR-4286 inhibition in melanoma
Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo PhD.
Professor of Computer Science
University of Quebec at Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Machine learning in small RNA and regulatory elements

* *Presenting Speaker names, title and times are subject to change.
Host organization, organizer, or scientific committee does not take any kind of responsibility.

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Poster Abstract Submission by October 25, 2016

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