A Boost for the Emerging Field of RNA Nanotechnology - Report on the First International conference on RNA Nanotechnology
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

This Nano Focus article highlights recent advances in RNA nanotechnology as presented at the First International Conference of RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics, which took place in Cleveland, OH, USA (October 23-25, 2010) (http;//www.eng.uc.edu/nanomedidne/RNA2010/), chaired by Peixuan Guo and co-chaired by David Rueda and Scott Tenenbaum. The conference was the first of its kind to bring together more than 30 invited speakers in the frontier of RNA nanotechnology from France, Sweden, South Korea, China, and throughout the United States to discuss RNA nanotechnology and Its applications. It provided a platform for researchers from academia, government, and the pharmaceutical industry to share existing knowledge, vision, technology, and challenges in the field and promoted collaborations among researchers interested in advancing this emerging scientific discipline. The meeting covered a range of topics, including biophysical and single-molecule approaches for characterization of RNA nanostructures; structure studies on RNA nanoparticles by chemical or biochemical approaches, computation, prediction, and modeling of RNA nanoparticle structures; methods for the assembly of RNA nanoparticles; chemistry for RNA synthesis, conjugation, and labeling; and application of RNA nanoparticles in therapeutics. A special invited talk on the well-established principles of DNA nanotechnology was arranged to provide models for RNA nanotechnology. An Administrator from National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer discussed the current nanocancer research directions and future funding opportunities at NCl. As indicated by the feedback received from the invited speakers and the meeting participants, this meeting was extremely successful, exciting, and informative, covering many groundbreaking findings, pioneering ideas, and novel discoveries.

Författare

G. C. Shukla

Cleveland State University

F. Hague

University of Cincinnati

Y. Tor

University of California

Marcus Wilhelmsson

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi

J. J. Toulme

ARN : Regulations Naturelles et Artificielles

H. Isambert

Physico-Chimie Curie

P. X. Guo

University of Cincinnati

J. J. Rossi

City of Hope National Med Center

S. A. Tenenbaum

University at Albany State University of New York

B. A. Shapiro

National Cancer Institute at Frederick

ACS Nano

1936-0851 (ISSN) 1936-086X (eISSN)

Vol. 5 5 3405-3418

Styrkeområden

Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik

Livsvetenskaper och teknik

Ämneskategorier

Fysikalisk kemi

Strukturbiologi

Medicinsk bioteknologi (med inriktning mot cellbiologi (inklusive stamcellsbiologi), molekylärbiologi, mikrobiologi, biokemi eller biofarmaci)

DOI

10.1021/nn200989r