U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Workshop on The Long and The Short of it: Role of ncRNAs in Hematopoiesis

8/30/2013 7:30 AM
8/30/2013 5:00 PM
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​Michael Schultz
Project Manager
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Email: mschultz@scgcorp.com
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Bethesda
Lipsett Amphitheater

Event Details

​Meeting Focus:

Two-thirds of the genome is transcribed into RNA, yet less than 2 percent is translated into protein. What is all that noncoding RNA doing? Recent findings suggest possible regulatory roles for noncoding RNA. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the latest research implicating noncoding RNAs as a functional component of hematopoiesis. Gaps in knowledge that would either support or refute this notion will be identified to help define opportunities, directions, and approaches for future research.

Agenda

​7:30 a.m. ​Registration and Poster Set-up
​8:00 a.m. ​Welcome and Opening Remarks
Terry Bishop, Ph.D.; Robert Star, M.D.—National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
​8:15 a.m. ​Jeannie T. Lee, Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital
Studying a LNC From Beginning to End

​Session 1: Definition: Finding and Recognizing Noncoding RNA

​8:40 a.m. ​John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington
Definition of Coding vs. Noncoding DNA
​9:05 a.m. ​Thomas Gingeras, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Structure and Function of Non-protein Coding RNA
​9:30 a.m. ​Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester
LNC RNA Regulation of mRNA Stability
​9:55 a.m. ​Break and Poster Set-up
​10:20 a.m. ​Doug Higgs, Oxford University
Noncoding RNA in Enhancers

​Session 2:  Role of ncRNA in Differentiation and Development

​10:45 a.m. ​Mitch Weiss, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
Long Noncoding RNA in Hematopoiesis
​11:10 a.m. ​Harvey Lodish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Multiple Types of Long ncRNAs Regulate Red Blood Cell Development
​11:35 a.m. ​Poster Presenter:  Min Luo, Baylor College of Medicine
LncRNAs Control Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) Function
​11:50 a.m. ​Lunch and Poster Viewing
​1:30 p.m. ​Poster Presenter:  Xueqing Zhang, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
HOTAIRM1 Regulates Cell Cycle
​1:45 p.m. ​Justin Wong, University of Sydney
Intron Retention and Its Role in Granulopoiesis
​2:10 p.m. ​Pandolfi, Pier Paolo, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Composition of the ncRNA “Milieu”
​2:35 p.m. ​Break

​Session 3: Update on miRNA in Myeloid Differentiation

​2:45 p.m. ​Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, Duke University
The Role of Erythrocyte microRNAs in Sickle Cell Disease
​3:10 p.m. ​Daniel Starczynowski, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Deregulation of microRNAs in Myelodysplastic Syndrome
​3:35 p.m. ​Summary of Workshop and Next Steps
​5:00 p.m. ​Adjourment

Directions/Travel

​MEETING FACILITY

National Institutes of Health
Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892
* Self-parking is available at the Gateway Parking Garage for a maximum of $12 per day.

DIRECTIONS TO NIH CAMPUS

National Institutes of Health
Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892

NIH Security:

The NIH, like all federal government facilities, has instituted security measures to ensure the safety of NIH employees, patients, and visitors. The national threat advisory level, determined by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland), currently is yellow (elevated).

Perimeter Security:

All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles, delivery trucks, and vans will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID: driver’s license, passport, green card, etc.) and state the purpose of their visit. Be sure to allow at least 15–20 minutes for this vehicle inspection procedure.

Building Security:

Due to the checking of IDs at the perimeter, employees and visitors will not be required to show their ID again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Campus during the normal business day. Employees and visitors should continue to wear their identification prominently at all times while on campus. Guards will remain at certain buildings to address specific program requirements, such as sensitive research and safety concerns. At building entrances where guards are posted, employees must show a DHHS-issued photo ID (e.g., your NIH-issued ID badge).
Visitors may be required to log in, wear a visitor’s pass, and be escorted by an employee through the building. Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags, backpacks, or purses inspected or X-rayed as they enter buildings. Security staff will confiscate any suspicious or potentially dangerous materials. U.S. code prohibits bringing any dangerous weapons onto federal property, including anything with a blade longer than 2½ inches. Meeting participants may want to leave extra bags or personal materials at their hotel to minimize the time needed for inspection.

Weekday Pedestrian Campus Access:

All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center at the Metro or the West Gateway Center (see the Visitor Map at http://parking.nih.gov/visitor_access_map.htm).
 
Gateway Center
Wisconsin Avenue at Gateway Drive (near the Metro)
Open 24 hours, 7 days per week
 
West Gateway Center
Near Old Georgetown Road and South Drive
Open 6 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday–Friday

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO NIH

From Points North and East:
Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for
9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South (which changes its name to Wisconsin Avenue) and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile and follow signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.

From Points North and West:
Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC. Stay in one of the three left lanes. Follow the signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit, onto Wisconsin Avenue. Travel approximately 1 mile and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Points South:
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson’s Corner/Rockville. Follow I-495 for
20 miles. Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Travel approximately 1 mile and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Take Route 195 to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow the signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Take the Dulles Access Road for approximately 13 miles. Stay to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and take Exit 18. Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore to proceed toward Bethesda (I-495). Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495. Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right). Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South/Route 355). Travel approximately 1 mile and follow the signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.
 
From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 toward Maryland (Capital Beltway). Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right). Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Travel approximately 1 mile and follow signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance (Gateway Drive), which will be on the right just past the traffic light at South Drive.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hyatt Regency Bethesda (directly above Metro)
One Bethesda Metro Center
Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD
(301) 657-1234, 1-800-233-1234
 
Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD
(301) 897-9400
 
Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
(301) 652-2000
 
American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
(301) 656-9300, 1-800-323-7081
 
Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
(301) 656-2100, 1-800-874-0050
 
Marriott Residence Inn
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
(301) 718-0200, 1-800-331-3131

Minutes

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Attendees

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Abstracts

​​POSTERS

All workshop participants who would like to bring a poster presentation to the Workshop on The Long and The Short of it: Role of ncRNAs in Hematopoiesis should submit a concise 1-page abstract summarizing their presentation no later than Friday, August 9, 2013.
 
Please follow the instructions below to submit a poster abstract for consideration:
  • The abstract must not exceed 1 page of text using 11-point type, single-spaced. The abstract text is limited to 500 words.
  • The poster abstract should include a title, all authors (presenting author should be clearly underlined), department affiliation, university, city, state/province, country, and email address. Please acknowledge appropriate funding sources for your research.
  • Submit your abstract in electronic format, preferably MS Word.
  • Email the poster abstract no later than Friday, August 9, 2013, to Mr. Michael Schultz at mschultz@scgcorp.com.

Travel Awards From Abstract Submissions

Students and postdoctoral researchers/fellows are encouraged to attend this workshop. A limited number of travel awards are available to workshop participants who submit abstracts. Travel award recipients will be chosen from among those who have submitted abstracts on the basis of special relevance of the abstract to the underlying themes of the Workshop. If you would like to be considered for a travel award, please include a short cover letter containing a brief biographical sketch, along with your abstract. The poster abstract submission deadline is Friday, August 9, 2013.
 
Please send all abstract submissions to:  mschultz@scgcorp.com 

Location

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  • Building 10, NIH Campus
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Contacts

Line ​Michael Schultz
Project Manager
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Email: mschultz@scgcorp.com
Phone: (301) 670-4990