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GeneExpression Systems, Inc &
Appasani Research Conferences and Educational Institue (ARCEI.org)
Jontly Presents

RNAi, Single Cell Biology & Stem Cells -2012 Meeting

May 1 - 2, 2012
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham 02451, USA

This Year RNAi-2012-Meeting Will Be held in Conjunction with Single Cell Biology and Stem Cells -2012-Meeting.


The Most Popular and The Best Global Event in the RNAi Field!

Meeting Report

Expected Maximum Capacity:
Target Audience 150
Total Speaker Presentations: 30
Total Poster Presentations: 15
Total Exhibit Booths: 10

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8:00 A.M: Registration Open
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Scientific Sessions

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8 A.M: Registration Open
9:00 – 1:00 PM: Scientific Sessions

Scientific Organizer:

Krishnarao Appasani, PhD., MBA
Founder & CEO
GeneExpression Systems, Inc
Waltham, MA USA

Ninth International Second International

RNAi, MicroRNAs & Oligos-Boston-2012 Meeting
RNA interference & MicroRNAs: Biochemistry to Drugs & Therapeutics

Single Cell Biology & Real-Time PCR-Boston-2012 Meeting
Single Molecule Detection to Amplification & Molecular Imaging
The Unique Theme to Combine Gene Silencing with Oligo Therapeutics!

The Unique Theme to Combine Biology & Chemistry with Microfluidics!

Key Sessions
Key Sessions
  • The Genetics of RNAi and microRNAs
  • RNAi, Oligos delivery in vivo, in vitro
  • microRNAs and their diverse roles in biology & disease
  • Computational and Disease Biology of miRNAs
  • Chemical synthesis of peptides and oligos
  • Large scale manufacturing and process development
  • Drug Target identification and Validation
  • High throughput genome-wide screenings
  • Development of Oligos and Peptide as Therapeuti
  • Clinical Application of Oligos and Peptides
  • Single Molecule Biology & RTPCR Assays
  • Single cell qPCR in Stem cells, tumor cells
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy & Correlation Microscopy
  • Single Molecule Genomics
  • Atomic (Single Molecule) Force Microscopy
  • Bioscrening, Microfluidics, Fluorescence in Living cells
  • High throughput qPCR & Chip-integrated platforms
  • Fluorescent proteins and in vivo Analysis
  • Imaging gene expression in living cells at single molecule level

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
  • Self-renewal and Maintenance
  • Stem Cells Propagation Techniques & Novel Reagents
  • Biopolymer Applications in Tissue Engineering
  • Epigenetic & Transcriptional Controls of Stem Cells
  • Signaling Mechanisms in Stem Cells
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells & Reprogramming
  • Applications of Stem Cells to Human Diseases
  • Tissue Organ Culture and Transplantation

Keynote Speakers:

Helen M. Blau, PhD.
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter
Professor of Molecular Pharmacology &
Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, USA
Title: Reprogramming Cell Fate by Mimicking Natural Mechanisms
Maxime Dahan, PhD.
Associate Professor of Physics and Biology &
Research Scientist (CNRS)
Ecole Normale Supérieure
Paris France
Title: Single Molecule Imaging of Cell Dynamics

Other Speakers:

Brad A. Amendt, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Dean
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Houston, TX, USA
Title: Design and Function of a Plasmid-Based microRNA Inhibitor System In vitro and In vivo

Natalia E. Broude,PhD.
Research Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
Boston, MA, USA
Title: RNA localization in bacterial cells

  Kelly Avery-Kiejda, PhD
Research Fellow in Information Based Medicine
The University of Newcastle
New Lambton Heights, Australia
Title: MicroRNA expression profiling in triple negative breast cancer

Joseph P. Torella, DPhil.
Post doctoral Fellow in Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Title: Single-molecule FRET in live bacteria

Timothy J. Kelly, PhD.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute-Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Title: microRNA regulation in Hypoxia

Ke Xu, PhD.
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA
Title: Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy with STORM: opportunities for single-cell biology

Andrew C. Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, USA
Title: Finding new circadian clock components using RNAi-based genetic screens

Samar Mohanty, PhD.
Professor of Biophysics
University of Texas-Arlington
Arlington, TX, USA
Title: Optical control of cellular systems

Veerle Rottier, Ph.D.
Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center
Charlestown, MA, USA
Title: A coordinated role for miR-33a/b and the SREBP host genes in the regulation of cholesterol/lipid homeostasis

Nagy Habib, MB Ch, PhD,FRCS 
Professor of Surgery & Head of Liver & Pancreas Surgery, Imperial College of London & Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Title: Differentiation of adult hematopoietic CD34+ cells into glucose sensitive insulin-secreting cells

Alena Shkumatava, PhD.
Whitehead Institute & MIT
Cambridge, MA, USA
Title: Conserved developmental roles of lincRNAs: Illuminating the “dark matter” of the genome

Nicole zur Nieden, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, University of California
Riverside, CA, USA
Title: MicroRNAs regulate during the osteogenic proce

Nelson Lau , PhD.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, USA
Title: PiRNAs and shRNAs:  the complexities of gene silencing by small RNAs

Ji Wu, PhD.                           
Professor of Stem Cell Biology
Bio-X Institutes-Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China
Title: In vitro differentiation of female germline stem cells into oocytes

Hani Moubasher, PhD.        
Professor of Microbiology
The Cairo University
Giza, Egypt
New partial gene sequencing of Pullulanase from Aureobasidiumpullulans

Christine Guenther, MD.
Chief Executive Officer
Apceth GmbH und Co. KG
München, Germany
Stem cells for therapeutic use: an update from recent clinical trials

Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, PhD.   
Jules Bordet Institute
Université libre de Bruxelles
Bruxelles, Belgium
Title: Human CD4+CD25+CD127low Regulatory T cells: Transcriptional profile, microRNA signature and regulation of FOXP3 and CTLA-4 expression by differentially expressed microRNAs

Larry A. McReynolds, PhD.
Senior Research Scientist
New England Biolabs, Inc.
Ipswich, MA, USA
Title: Nanopore detection of miRNAs using p19

Stuart Milstein, PhD.
Senior Scientist of RNAi lead development
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA, USA
Title: From brute force to focused screens: Identification of siRNAs with in vitro and in vivo potency

Hiroshi Suzuki, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Pathology
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Title: Negative regulation of microRNA biogenesis by MCPIP1 ribonuclease
Nikolaos Mellios MD, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA
Title: Visual cortex plasticity involves an essential role for experience-dependent microRNAs
Jianhua Xiong
Ph.D Student
Peking University
Beijing, P.R. China
Origin and evolution of an emerging therapeutic, microRNA-22


Exhibitors are welcome to reserve their booth space early!

Please contact if you are interested in speaking in the scientific or Technology workshops of this meeting.

GeneExpression Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 540170
Waltham, MA 02454 USA
Tel: (781) 891-8181
Fax: (781)730-0700 or (781) 891-8234
E-mail: Genexpsys@expressgenes.com

Note: Speakers Names, Titles and venue subjected to change beyond our control for which the company is not responsible.

For Oral Presentation Abstracts Due By: April 20, 2012
For Poster Presentation Abstracts Due By: April 25, 2012

Email your abstract (100-200 words in word format) to: genexpsys@expressgenes.com

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