Workshop Details
Nucleic Acid Chemistry
08/12/2024 - 08/16/2024
Meeting Description:

Topics: This workshop will explore the frontiers of nucleic acid chemistry in its broadest sense. Topics will include chemical modification of DNA and RNA, catalysis mediated by nucleic acids, mechanisms of enzymes acting upon nucleic acids, design of nucleic acid analogs for biomedical or bioanalytical applications, and supramolecular assemblies of nucleic acids for sensors or computing. Presentations will further explore chemical approaches used to study aspects of cellular nucleic acid transactions such as DNA replication, repair and transcription, RNA splicing and translation, epigenetics or genome engineering as well as the mechanisms of drugs targeting DNA or RNA. Participants will be chosen to represent not only a broad selection of topics, but also a selection of expertise ranging from analytical, physical and theoretical chemistry to organic, inorganic and biological chemistry. Invited participants will be at various stages of their academic (or industrial) careers, and hail from a broad geographical cross-section of North America, Europe, Asia or elsewhere. Special efforts will be made to include junior faculty and underrepresented populations.

Format: Each participant will give a 30-minute presentation with 15 additional minutes for discussion, with M-F sessions to be held at the whim of Mother Nature, reserving the more clement periods for informal discussions on the mountainsides. The schedule will be kept flexible; no proceedings will be published. Participants will be expected to attend for the entire week.


The registration fee includes breakfast on each workshop day. There is also a catered picnic on Wednesday night.

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.

Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Ah Haa School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website at Please contact Cindy Fusting at for more information.




New England Bio Labs

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Science & Innovation Center
Telluride Depot 300 S. Townsend St Telluride CO 81435
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/31/2024

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/31/2024.

Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. Registration fees will be automatically processed once registration is complete. A $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. Telluride Science can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. Telluride Science recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Nucleic Acid Chemistry Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Beal, Peter University of California, Davis
Beuning, Penny Northeastern University
Bevilacqua, Philip Pennsylvania State University
Burrows, Cindy University of Utah
Chow, Christine Wayne State University
David, Sheila University of California - Davis
DeRose, Victoria University of Oregon
Eichman, Brandt Vanderbilt University
Hedglin, Mark The Pennsylvania State University
Hoebartner, Claudia University Würzburg
Kohli, Rahul University of Pennsylvania
Koutmou, Kristin University of Michigan
Luedtke, Nathan McGill University
Manoharan, Muthiah Alnylam
Nachtergaele, Sigrid Yale University
Rentmeister, Andrea LMU Munich
Stelling, Allison L. University of Texas at Dallas
Tretyakova, Natalia University of Minnesota
Wang, Yinsheng University of California Riverside
WU, TAO Baylor College of Medicine
Yang, Kun The University of Texas at Austin

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