Workshop Details
Nucleic Acid Topics
07/30/2012 - 08/03/2012
Meeting Description:

Sponsorship by ChemGenes, Gilead, New England Biolabs, Glen Research, Alnylam, and the Biological Chemistry Division of the ACS 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.

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Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Nucleic Acid Topics Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Asanuma, Hiroyuki Nagoya University
Burrows, Cynthia University of Utah
Chow, Christine Wayne State University
Gates, Kent Univ of Missouri
Greenberg, Marc University
, Robert University of Bern
He, Chuan University of Chicago
Hermann, Thomas University of California, San Diego
Hirao, Ichiro RIKEN
Hirao, Michiko RIKEN
Hocek, Michal Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, A
Hoebartner, Claudia Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry
Lewis, Frederick Northwestern University
Ly, Danith Carnegie Mellon University
Marx, Andreas Universty of Konstanz
Micura, Ronald University of Innsbruck, Institute of Organic Chem
Nakatani, Kazuhiko Osaka University
Richert, Clemens Univeristy of Stuttgart
Rizzo, Carmelo Vanderbilt University
Rokita, Steve John Hopkins University
Seitz, Oliver Humboldt University Berlin
Sturla, Shana university
Sugiyama, Hiroshi Kyoto University
Tor, Yitzhak University of California, San Diego
Tor, Yitzhak [2nd Reservation] University of California, San Diego
Wagenknecht, Hans-Achim Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Wang, Yinsheng University of California Riverside

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