Workshop Details
Nucleic Acid Topics
08/02/2010 - 08/06/2010
Meeting Description:

Sponsorship by ChemGenes, Gilead, New England Biolabs, Glen Research, Pfizer, Alnylam, Biological Chemistry Division of the ACS, Wincott & Associates is gratefully acknowledged!

Topics: This workshop will explore the frontiers of nucleic acid chemistry in its broadest sense including topics in chemical modification of DNA and RNA, catalysis mediated by nucleic acids, chemical mechanisms of enzymes acting upon nucleic acids, physical chemistry of electron or hole transport in nucleic acids, theory related to nucleic acid structure and reactivity, design of nucleic acid analogs for biomedical or bioanalytical applications, and supramolecular assemblies of nucleic acids for sensors or computing. 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.

Informal topics for discussion: Informal sessions may be organized around the themes of mechanisms of increasing federal funding for nucleic acid chemistry, sharing of course materials in special topics courses, and methods of promoting new centers or collaborative ventures related to research in nucleic acid chemistry. Expected outcomes would potentially be additional RFAs in this field, web deposition of advanced course materials, and new collaborations in research.

Format: Each participant will give a one-hour (approx.) presentation 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.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Nucleic Acid Topics Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Baranger, Anne University of Illinois
Beal, Peter UC Davis
Bevilacqua, Philip Penn State University
Burrows, Cynthia Univ. of Utah
Chow, Christine Wayne State University
David, Sheila UC Davis
DeRose, Victoria Dept. of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Fabris, Daniele UAlbany
Gates, Kent University of Missouri
Hamm, Michelle University of Richmond
Hans-Achim, Wagenknecht University of Regensburg
Komiyama, Makoto University of Tokyo
Mueller, Sabine University Greifswald
Rokita, Steve University of Maryland
Romesberg, Floyd The Scripps Research Institute
Sasaki, Shigeki Kyushu University
Sen, Dipankar Simon Fraser University
Silverman, Scott University of Illinois
Stojanovic, Milan Columbia University
Sugiyama, Hiroshi Kyoto University
Tor, Yitzhak UCSD
Tretyakova, Natalia University of Minnesota
Zhou, Xiang wuhan university

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