Workshop Details
Challenges in RNA Structural Modeling and Design
07/07/2014 - 07/11/2014
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 W. Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Batey, Robert University of Colorado at Boulder 7/6
Bevilacqua, Philip Penn State University 7/6
Heitsch, Christine Georgia Institute of Technology 7/6
Jernigan, Robert Iowa State University 7/6
Kim, Namhee Namhee Kim 7/5
Lilley, David University of Dundee 7/6
Martinez-Salas, Encarna Centro de Biologia Molecular SO 7/7
Orland, Henri Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay 7/6
Pan, Tao University of Chicago 7/6
Petingi, Louis ity University of New York 7/7
Pyle, Anna Marie Yale University 7/6
Sanbonmatsu, Karissa los alamos national laboratory 7/6
Schlick, Tamar New York University 7/9
Somarowthu, Srinivas Yale University 7/6
Woodson, Sarah Johns Hopkins University 7/6

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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