4th International Conference on the Long and the Short of Non-Coding RNAs

Program - Thursday, June 16

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    Accommodations for the conference are at the Sheraton Hotel. The Hotel is located in Ixia, Rhodes, 14.5 km from the airport.

    Arrival and Check-in 

    Attendees are expected to arrive/check-in after 3:00 PM local time. Registered participants arriving after 10:00 PM should make alternative dinner arrangements.  

    Conference Venue

    The Sheraton Conference Center is located at the hotel.  

    Handicapped Accessibility 

    The site is fully handicapped accessible. 

    Oral Presentations

    Speakers are asked to bring their USB flash drive to the reception desk at least 30 minutes prior to the session. The allocated time for all presentations, unless otherwise indicated, includes five minutes Q&A. 

    City Tour

    Buses for the city tour will depart from the hotel front lobby 3:30 PM. Badges are required for participation. 


    Breakfast for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served at the Sheraton Hotel main restaurant during the hours scheduled in this program.

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    Lunches for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served during the times indicated in this program at the main restaurant. Badges are required for admission.

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    Three of the dinners/informal discussions will be served during the times indicated in the program. Vegetarian entrees are available only upon request in advance of the meeting. 

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Thursday, June 16

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
ncRNAs in development and cancer
Chair: Zissimos Mourelatos
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
piRNP function in flies and mammals
Zissimos Mourelatos
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
The state of RNA upon cellular stress
Emmanouil Maragkakis
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Metastatic reprogramming of lung adenocarcinoma microenvironment by Malat1 overexpression
Elena Martinez-Terroba and Nadya Dimitrova
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Alternative polyadenylation and cancer immunotherapy
Iannis Aifantis
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
RNA therapeutics
Chair: Judy Lieberman
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cancer immunotherapy using EpCAM aptamer tumor-targeted gene knockdown
Ying Zhang1, Judy Lieberman1, Winston Hide2, Dian-Jang Lee1, Karla Meza1, Pourya Yeganeh2, David Valle-Garcia1, Caroline Junqueria1, Jiayu Su1, Xuemei Xie1, and Hongbo Luo1
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Towards personalized microRNA-based therapeutics in cancer
Frank Slack
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
A Rational Design to Enhancing miRNA Therapeutics through Vehicle Free Delivery Coupled to Endosomal Escape
Andrea Kasinski
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Antisense Therapeutics for Genetic Diseases and Oncology
Adrian Krainer
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Farewell Dinner