Hot Topics: Targeting RNA 2023

Hot Topics: Targeting RNA

Thursday 30th November, 2023 (afternoon)

Online event

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Twitter hashtag – #HotTopicsRNA23
First announcement poster – click here to download
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The BMCS Hot Topics online meetings are intended to highlight breaking areas of research in fields of science relevant to drug discovery. They will run as stand-alone half-day virtual events, 2-3 times per year.  The programme will be targeted towards researchers working in academia or industry who would like to enhance their understanding of these nascent or developing fields.  The inaugural meeting will cover relevant methods and modes of targeting RNA in drug discovery and will focus on how small molecules can accomplish this, including RNA binding and degradation, splicing modulation, and enzymes modifying RNA. There will be presentations from leading academics and industry.

Registration is now live – please click here to register

RSC Member* £35
Non-Member £65
RSC Student** Member* £25
Student** Non-Member £40

* Member is a paid-up member of the RSC
** Student rates apply to undergraduate and post-graduate students only, but not post-doctoral students.

Want to become a member?
To join the RSC in order to qualify for discounted registration fees at all RSC, please follow this RSC link.

The organising committee are seeking sponsorship from organisations supporting the low registration fees offered to students.  If you would like to sponsor the upcoming meeting then please click here.

Please note that these times are in GMT.

Chair: Sharan Bagal, AstraZeneca, UK
13:00Opening Remarks
13:00Design of multifunctional conjugates for the targeting of non-coding RNAs: anticancer and antimicrobial applications
Maria Duca, Université Côte d’Azur – CNRS, France
13:45Targeting RNA Modifying Enzymes: Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Beth Thomas, Storm Therapeutics, UK
14:30Controlling gene expression with light: photoswitches for mRNA splicing
Olalla Vázquez, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
14:55Drugging mRNA with small molecules: recent progress at Arrakis
Lee Roberts, Arrakis Therapeutics, USA
15:40Opportunities and challenges in small molecules targeting RNA - do we need a new tool kit?
Rabia Khan, Serna Bio
16:10Design of Bioactive Small Molecules Targeting RNA
Matthew Disney, University of Florida, USA

With thanks to our sponsors for the meeting


Organising Committee
Adrian Hall, UCB
Daniel O Donovan, AstraZeneca
Chris Swain, Cambridge MedChem Consulting
Jack Washington, RSC

Secretariat Contact
Hg3 Conferences Ltd
+44 (0)1423 529333