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IAP 2005 Activity

The New Biology of RNA
Professor Chris Burge
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

This series will highlight recent developments in fields of biology relating to RNA. The recent discoveries of RNA interference and microRNAs have identified unexpected new roles for RNA in biological systems. Meanwhile studies of regulatory mechanisms involving RNA, from RNA editing to alternative splicing, are being transformed by new experimental and computational approaches. Find out what the excitement is about and hear from some of the labs that are at the forefront of RNA research.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/biology/iap.html
Contact: Chris Burge, 68-223, x8-5997, cburge@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Systematic Identification and Analysis of Exonic Splicing Silencers
Zefeng Wang (Chris Burge Lab, MIT)
Wed Jan 5, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

The Mrna Export Machinery is Recruited to the 5' Terminus of Spliced Mrna in a Cap Dependent Manner
Hong Cheng (Robin Reed Lab, Harvard Medical School)
Thu Jan 6, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

Widespread A-to-I RNA Editing of Alu-containing mRNAs in the Human Transcriptone
Alekos Athanasiadis (Alex Rich Lab, MIT)
Fri Jan 7, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

Suppressor tRNAs and Site-Specific Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids into Proteins
Carolina Koehrer (Tom Rajbhandary Lab, MIT)
Wed Jan 12, 03:30pm-04:30am, McGovern Auditorium

Prospects for Small RNA-based Therapeutics
Phillip Sharp, MIT Center for Cancer Research
Wed Jan 19, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

RNA Quality Control Mechanisms
Melissa Moore, Brandeis University
Thu Jan 20, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

RNA Structure: The Early Years
Alex Rich, MIT
Fri Jan 21, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

Small RNAs Orchestrating the Schedule of Development in a Worm
Victor Ambros, Dartmouth University
Please note the earlier start time, 2:30 pm
Tue Jan 25, 02:30-03:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

Gary Ruvkum, Harvard/MGH
Wed Jan 26, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

Functional Analysis of MicroRNAs in C.elegans Development and Human Cancer
Eric Miska (Bob Horvitz Lab, MIT)
Thu Jan 27, 03:30-04:30pm, McGovern Auditorium

MicroRNAs and their Regulatory Roles in Animals and Plants
David Bartel
Fri Jan 28, 02:30-03:30pm, 68-181
Latest update: 17-Dec-2004

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