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UCL Antisense Oligonucleotide Workshop

Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Juliet Ellis, UCL Institute of Child Health

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

UCL Antisense Oligonucleotide Workshop

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UCL Antisense Oligonucleotide Workshop

Wednesday 23 October,

UCL Conference Centre

The day will be a great opportunity to find out more about the applications of antisense oligonucleotide technology at UCL and for delegates to share their interests and insights in this field, whilst providing opportunities to develop new collaborations.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • David Becker
  • Steve Hart
  • Bart Hoogenboom
  • Bernard Koo
  • Kostas Kostarelos
  • Francesco Muntoni
  • Paul Simons
  • Quentin Pankhurst
  • David Selwood
  • Christopher Williams



Event Programme

Tea/ Coffee will be provided upon arrival                                                              

9.00-9.15    Welcome and Purpose of today’s meeting   

Francesco Muntoni (Head of Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, Institute

of Child Health)

9.15-9.30     Marketing AO technology

Chris Williams (Business Manager, Biopharm, UCLB)

Targeted Diseases- chair Juliet Ellis                                                                      

9.30-10.10  Antisense technology for wound healing

David Becker (Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and co-

founder of CoDa Therapeutics)   

10.10-10.50   APO-Skip: a new method to treat familial hypercholesterolaemia  Bernard Khoo  (Royal Free)

10.50-11.20  Coffee break                                                                                         

11.20-12.00 Oligonucleotide-directed gene editing   

Paul Simons (Royal Free)   

12.00-12.40  Exon-skipping to treat neuromuscular disease   

Francesco Muntoni (ICH)

12.40-13.40  Lunch break                                                                                         

Opportunity to discuss marketing opportunities

Cellular delivery technologies- chair to be announced                                        

13.40-14.20   Using biological mimicry to design siRNA transporters   

David Selwood (Wolfson Institute of Biomedical Research)

14.20-15.00 Pharmaceutically-relevant colloids as drug delivery mechanisms Kostas Kostarelos (Dept of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy)

15.00-15.40 Nanocomplexes for the delivery of siRNA   

Steve Hart (Wolfson Centre for Gene Therapy of Childhood Disease)  

15.40-16.10  Tea break                                                                                             

16.10-16.50 Magnetic microbubbles as a delivery mechanism   

Quentin Pankhurst (Dept Physics and Astronomy)  

16.50-17.30 Imaging secondary structure of single oligonucleotides in aqueous solution   

Bart Hoogenboom (Dept of Physics and Astronomy)




The meeting is being hosted by Prof Francesco Muntoni  and Dr Juliet Ellis (Institute of Child Health) and Chris Williams (UCLB).



Important points to note

This meeting is open to all researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research associates and Principal Investigators) working within UCL.

To confirm authenticity of your registration, please use your UCL/NHS email address when registering (i.e. do not use gmail, hotmail etc).



With grateful thanks to our sponsors:


Biomedical Research Centre GOSH

Biomedical Research Centre UCLH

Gene Tools



UCL Experimental Medicine Domain

UCL Neuroscience Domain




Have questions about UCL Antisense Oligonucleotide Workshop? Contact Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Juliet Ellis, UCL Institute of Child Health

When & Where

Meeting Room 5, UCL Conference Centre
188 Tottenham Court Rd
W1T 7PH London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Juliet Ellis, UCL Institute of Child Health

UCL Intitute of Child Health

The UCL Institute of Child Health, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and basic research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health.

The Institute pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood disease. A broad range of paediatric issues is covered, from molecular genetics to population health studies.

For more information visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/homepage

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