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|3-6 July 2008||Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing||Over the past several years, the concept of natural genetic engineering has been advanced to encompass biochemical functions that make up the cellular toolbox for changing genome sequence composition and organization. Natural genetic engineering activities range from the introduction of point mutations by mutator polymerases to large-scale chromosome rearrangements mediated by transposable elements and non-homologous end-joining to incorporation of viral and microbial DNA into the genomes of host organisms. The recent literature on whole genome sequences provides abundant evidence for the action of natural genetic engineering in evolution. Discoveries about natural genetic engineering have coincided with rapid progress in our understanding of epigenetic control and RNA-directed chromatin formation. Both natural genetic engineering and chromatin formatting exemplify the "read-write" potential of the genome as an information storage organelle.
Special attention needs to be paid to the role of viruses and other so-called "parasitic" elements in the origin of genome formatting ("natural genome editing") and natural genetic engineering capabilities. A critical question concerns the role of non-random genetic change operators in the production of complex evolutionary inventions. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together scientists working on genome organization, genome restructuring, genome formatting and virus research to discuss how we can integrate these discoveries into our basic understanding of evolution, development and disease. || |
|June 20-25, 2006||RNA 2006 Annual Meeting||Univ. of Washington, Seattle
Organizers : Andrea Barta, Adrian Ferre-D'Amare, Elisa Izaurralde, Alan Weiner || |
|July 28th - August 3rd, 2008||RNA 2008 Annual Meeting||The 13th annual meeting of the RNA Society will take place in the fascinating city of Berlin on the Free University campus from
Monday, July 28th through Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.
The meeting is open to all whose work touches on the field of RNA research. The RNA Society is a multidisciplinary society, and includes all aspects of molecular, evolutionary and structural biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biomedical sciences, genetics, and virology that involve the structure and function of RNA and ribonucleoprotein assemblies. || |
|June 26-27, 2008||Small RNAs: Biology and Technology Symposium||This exciting event will highlight the emerging role of small RNAs and the most recent small RNA technology. The Symposium program includes 12 scientific and technological presentations with topics such as diseases & therapeutics, screening and small RNA processing & targeting. For full details, please consult the poster in attachment. || |
| July 15-19, 2006||The American Society for Virology 25th Annual Meeting||ASV now invites you to attend the 25th annual meeting of the Society, to be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison from Saturday, July 15, to Wednesday, July 19, 2006. || |
|July 26-27, 2008||Viroid-2008, International Conference on Viroids and Viroid-Like RNAs||The meeting will be held in Berlin, Germany, in connection with the RNA 2008 Annual Meeting of the RNA Society. || |
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