Targeting RNA Congress 2021 | Kisaco Research

Targeting RNA

Moving from disease treatment to prevention by drugging RNA

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Virtual Summit
15-17 March, 2021

The Targeting RNA Congress is co-locating with the Targeting Protein Misfolding summit. Gain access to both events for the price of 1. Download the Targeting Protein Misfolding Congress agenda to find out more.

“This meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with one of the best collections of thought leaders and drug discovery experts in the field of epitranscriptomics, and I am looking forward to exchanging strategic insights with my colleagues aiming at unlocking an entire class of previously undruggable targets”

Dr. Gerhard Mueller, Chief Scientific Officer, Gotham Therapeutics

Why Attend

Targeting RNA is set to be the next big thing; 85% of human genome transcribed to RNA but only 3% translated into proteins, therefore making it an obvious target. With Risdiplam being approved by the FDA in August, and several major collaborations also being penned throughout 2020, including a $190 million deal between Arrakis and Roche, it seems like a good time to target these protein precursors.

 Targeting RNA 2021 will take a look at the latest techniques to analyse and predict protein structure, as well as hearing from leading researchers and industry on how to incorporate learnings from RNA biology into potent and selective ligands to help prevent, rather than treat, disease.

Why attend this year?

  • Learn where to target your RNA molecules after exploring the newest biophysical techniques to analyse RNA structure, including NMR, Cryo-EM, and in silico modelling with Silvi Rouskin, (MIT), Wah Chiu (Stanford University) and Hashim Al Hashimi (Duke University).
  • Understand what makes a druggable RNA target and hear from expert RNA biologists to advise how best to drug your favourite RNA targets with Anima Biotech and Craig Blain (Arrakis). 
  • Get translational insights into what considerations are important when creating a small molecule that targets RNA by learning how to develop tools for assessment of RNA targets with Amanda Garner (University of Michigan)
  • Hear what new techniques can help to drug these tricky targets, including RNAi, RNA degraders and RIBOTACs with Gene Yeo (UCSD), Jonathan Hall (Zurich) and Matt Disney (Scripps and Expansion).
100+
Attendees
15+
Leading Speakers
3
Days of sharing the latest developments

Who Attended Targeting RNA 2019

30%
Pharma
20%
Biotech
30%
Academic & Research Institutes
15%
Service Providers
5%
Clinicians

Pharma

Biotech

Academic & Research Institutes

Service Providers

Clinicians

Get access to 2 conferences for the price of 1!

The Targeting RNA Congress is co-locating virtually with the Targeting Protein Misfolding Congress in March this year! Book your place on the Targeting RNA Summit and get full access to the Targeting Protein Misfolding Congress's content. 

Key Speakers at the Protein Misfolding Congress include:

  • Rick Morimoto, Professor, Northwestern
  • Beth Hoffman, Origami Therapeutics
  • Fabien Vincent, Pfizer
  • Laura Ranum, University of Florida
  • Chris Missling, Anavex Corporation
  • Abhishek Singharan, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Alberto Perez, Assistant Professor, University of Florida 

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Amanda Garner

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Michigan

Amanda Garner

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Michigan

Amanda Garner

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Michigan
 

Silvi Rouskin

Whitehead Fellow
MIT

Rouskin came to the United States as an exchange student from Bulgaria when she was 15 years old and tested out of high school by obtaining a GED. She then enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor's degree in physics. After graduation, Silvi worked as a research technician at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), using cutting-edge technology to detect and track viral infections.

Silvi Rouskin

Whitehead Fellow
MIT

Silvi Rouskin

Whitehead Fellow
MIT

Rouskin came to the United States as an exchange student from Bulgaria when she was 15 years old and tested out of high school by obtaining a GED. She then enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor's degree in physics. After graduation, Silvi worked as a research technician at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), using cutting-edge technology to detect and track viral infections. She stayed at UCSF for her PhD in the lab of Jonathan Weissman, where she developed new approaches to study RNA folding in physiological conditions and on a genome-wide scale. After she finished her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology, Rouskin joined the Whitehead Institute as a principal investigator in 2015. Her lab studies the RNA structure and function of viruses including HIV-1 and SARS-Cov2.

 

Craig Blain

Associate Director
Arrakis

Craig Blain

Associate Director
Arrakis

Craig Blain

Associate Director
Arrakis
 

Jack Rogers

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
HMS

Jack Rogers

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
HMS

Jack Rogers

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
HMS
 

Wah Chiu

Professor bioengineering
Stanford University

Wah Chiu

Professor bioengineering
Stanford University

Wah Chiu

Professor bioengineering
Stanford University
 

Jonathan Hall

Professor of Chemistry
ETC Zurich

Jonathan Hall

Professor of Chemistry
ETC Zurich

Jonathan Hall

Professor of Chemistry
ETC Zurich
 

Francois Fuks

Chief Scientific Advisor
Epics

Francois Fuks

Chief Scientific Advisor
Epics

Francois Fuks

Chief Scientific Advisor
Epics
 

Gene Yeo

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
UCSD

Gene Yeo

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
UCSD

Gene Yeo

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
UCSD
 

Rachel Green

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
John Hopkins

Rachel Green

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
John Hopkins

Rachel Green

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
John Hopkins
 

Sarah Woodson

Professor of biophysics
John Hopkins

Sarah Woodson is the T. C. Jenkins Professor of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University.  She received her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry in 1987 with Donald Crothers at Yale University, and did postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her research group studies how RNA molecules fold into specific three-dimensional structures, and how the RNA and proteins components of cellular complexes such as the ribosome come together. Dr.

Sarah Woodson

Professor of biophysics
John Hopkins

Sarah Woodson

Professor of biophysics
John Hopkins

Sarah Woodson is the T. C. Jenkins Professor of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University.  She received her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry in 1987 with Donald Crothers at Yale University, and did postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her research group studies how RNA molecules fold into specific three-dimensional structures, and how the RNA and proteins components of cellular complexes such as the ribosome come together. Dr. Woodson was elected a AAAS Fellow, the President of the RNA Society and received the Lifetime Service Achievement Award from the RNA Society in 2020.

 

Marcel Blommers

CSO
Saverna

Marcel Blommers

CSO
Saverna

Marcel Blommers

CSO
Saverna
 

Jay Schneekloth

Principle Investigator
NIH

Jay Schneekloth

Principle Investigator
NIH

Jay Schneekloth

Principle Investigator
NIH
 

Matt Disney

Scientific Founder
Expansion Therapeutics

Matt Disney

Scientific Founder
Expansion Therapeutics

Matt Disney

Scientific Founder
Expansion Therapeutics
 

Hien Zhao

Director of Neuroscience Research
Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Hien Zhao

Director of Neuroscience Research
Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Hien Zhao

Director of Neuroscience Research
Ionis Pharmaceuticals

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Targeting RNA Congress will be taking place virtually in the EST time zone. The congress will be co-located with the Targeting Protein Misfolding Congress this year. Access both conferences for the price of 1 ticket! 

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