This year’s outreach and education planning and activities focus on bringing experts to collaborate and share thinking with our own Center experts. Visitors hail from UC San Diego, Australia National University, The Broad Institute of MIT – Harvard, Stanford, University of Toronto, and Cornell.

Kicking off our NIGMS Grant Year 5, and UC Berkeley academic year, CRSB Post Doc, Dr. Mitch O’Connell of Jennifer Doudna’s lab – Center Grant Project 3, brings the Australia National University stateside with Professor Dr. Thomas Preiss, of Sydney, AU.

Dr. Preiss is an expert in translation complex profile sequencing (TCP-seq) to understand the dynamics of ribosome scanning. Seminar titled, “Translation cycle dynamics and compendia of RNA-protein interactions,” Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.

Professor and CRSB Faculty, Dr. Don Rio brings renowned computational biologist, Dr. Gene Yeo of UC San Diego. Dr. Yeo is an entrepreneur, inventor and expert in the area of RNA, genomics and neurological diseases. Seminar titled, “Insights Into Development and Disease from Protein-RNA Interactions”, Friday, September 23rd, 2016.

Special Symposium with International experts invited to speak in October, including –

Keynote, Dr. Aviv Regev from the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, “Quantitative dissection of the RNA life cycle in dynamic immune responses”,

Stanford Team of Professors Howard Y. Chang, “Genome regulation by long noncoding RNAs,” and William Greenleaf, “Building rules for RNA building: the hunt for RNA tertiary structure modules.”

This day’s activities were then followed by a collaboration-building celebratory reception, sponsored by Amgen, Inc.

In December, Center Director, Professor Jamie Cate welcomed Dr. Alex Palazzo, University of Toronto, Professor, Biochemistry presenting, “A tale of two sites: translation in the cytosol and on the endoplasmic reticulum.”

Then,  January 23, 2017, Assistant Professor Ming Hammond hosts Dr. Samie R. Jaffrey, M.D., Ph.D. from Weill Medical College, Cornell University – Department of Pharmacology presenting,  “Imaging RNA and RNA biology with RNA mimics of green fluorescent protein.”