Workshop Details
Challenges in RNA Structural Modeling and Design
06/26/2018 - 06/30/2018
Meeting Description:

The heightened appreciation for the central role of RNA molecules in all cellular processes --- from catalysis to control of gene expression to cellular differentiation --- combined with the practical applications of synthetic RNAs in biomedicine and biomolecular engineering has raised new
challenges regarding RNA structure analysis, prediction, and design to both experimental and theoretical scientists. These challenges have
produced many innovative approaches, including interdisciplinary efforts, to analyze, predict, simulate, and design RNA molecules. While many
successes have been reported, progress in the field has been hampered by limited experimental resolution and an incomplete understanding of RNA
tertiary structure, especially for large RNAs. Though RNA structure is believed to be hierarchical, the difficult problem of understanding and predicting its tertiary structure from its primary as well as secondary structure remains unsolved in general.

To advance this important scientific frontier, we will bring leading experimentalists and modelers to discuss and advance the field. We aim to bring together scientists working on both the genomic and molecular levels of RNA using novel experimental, mathematical, statistical, and computational methods. Ideally, these scientists should be broad and appreciative of the many possible disciplinary approaches to the problem. By familiarizing scientists from disparate disciplines with the challenges and presenting current efforts,
advances, and ideas, we hope to catalyze new approaches and collaborations
in this important field.


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Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Challenges in RNA Structural Modeling and Design Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Aviran, Sharon UC Davis
Bergonzo, Christina NIST
Bussi, Giovanni Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Chen, Shi-Jie University of Missouri - Columbia
Chin, Donovan Arrakis Tx
Heitsch, Christine Georgia Tech
Lilley, David University of Dundee
Major, Francois Université de Montréal
Mathews, David University of Rochester
Palermo, Giulia University of California San Diego
Pyle, Anna Marie Yale University
Sanbonmatsu, Karissa Los Alamos National Laboratory
Schlick, Tamar New York University
Somarowthu, Srinivas Drexel University College of Medicine
Sulc, Petr Arizona State University
Williams, Loren Georgia Tech

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