2021 NHLBI Long Non-coding (lnc) RNAs Virtual Symposium

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Join the NHLBI for their inaugural virtual symposium on the research of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) on March 11 and 12, 2021.

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This symposium is free, register soon to reserve a space.

The purpose of the conference is to establish an interactive forum at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss and advance the understanding of lncRNA biology and its translational applications, review emerging insights into the molecular mechanisms that lncRNAs regulate diverse biological processes, highlight the recent progress in the research of lncRNAs as key regulators of human pathophysiology and discuss the potential of the large repertoire of human lncRNAs as therapeutic targets for human disease.

This symposium will bring together basic scientists and clinicians in order to foster new and productive research collaborations towards both basic and translational advances, as well as offer valuable training and presentation opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculties.

The significance of the impact of lncRNA on cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases cannot be overstated. The newfound knowledge of the presence of over 60,000 lncRNAs performing a myriad of roles present a major underexplored aspect of the human genome. The need for innovative technologies and research methods to further explore lncRNAs is pressing, and symposiums such as this are essential to the transfer of knowledge and research methods that will enable this field of science to grow.

The determination of the delineation of roles that lncRNAs play in both normal biology as well as the pathophysiology of heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases will undoubtedly prove to save lives. By attending the NHLBI symposium, you are staying abreast of the latest advances in the field!


Session I: lncRNAs: Basic Mechanism to Disease

Session II: lncRNAs: Non-coding RNAs, Genetics and Disease

Session III: lncRNAs: Development, Differentiation and Disease


The keynote speakers are Jeannine T. Lee, MD, PhD, and Joshua Mendell, MD, PhD. Dr. Lee is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mendell is a Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Both keynote speakers are Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators.

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Call for Abstracts

The Organizing Committee invites you to submit an abstract of your scientific research to be considered for presentation during the meeting. The deadline for submission is February 19, 2021.

Virtual Pitches: The Organizing Committee will review all abstracts and select up to 15 recipients for virtual pitches based on the quality of abstract.

Virtual Poster Presentations: The symposium will have a virtual poster exhibit space to which you can upload a pre-recorded video, post a poster and engage in a chat with attendees who enter your virtual booth. Presenting authors are to be present at their poster boards at the attended poster session on March 11, 2021, 5:00 - 7:00 pm EST.

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This free, virtual symposium will be hosted on Zoom. A reminder will be sent prior to the meeting that will include the URL for testing. Register now!

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