MFRS 2001 Program

Thursday morning, April 26th - New methods in secondary structure
7:30-9:00 Breakfast and registration
8:45-9:00 Opening words
9:00-9:45 Ye Ding, New York State Health Department
"Statistical sampling approach to RNA folding prediction and rational design of antisense oligos."
9:45-10:30 Daniel Gautheret, CNRS-Marseille
"Direct RNA motif definition and identification from multiple sequence alignments using secondary structure profiles."
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:30 David A. Case, Scripps Research Institute
"Using secondary structure motifs to analyze and align RNA sequences."
11:30-12:15 Peter Schuster, Institut für Theoretische Chemie und Molekulare Strukturbiologie
"RNA structure based drug design."
12:15-13:30 Lunch

Thursday afternoon, April 26th - New methods in the laboratory
13:30-14:15 James W. Brown, North Carolina State University
"RNase P in Archaea: An evolutionary chimera."
14:15-15:00 Pascale Legault, University of Georgia
"NMR structure determination of RNA loop-loop interactions."
15:00-15:15 Refreshment break
15:15-16:00 Jean-Pierre Perreault, Université de Sherbrooke
"Molecular mechanism of the delta antigenomic trans-acting ribozyme; a nice folding problem."
16:00-16:45 John Burke, University of Vermont
"Modeling hairpin ribozyme structures."
16:45-18:30 Poster session
19:00- Banquet

Friday morning, April 27th - New methods in tertiary structure
7:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:45 Neocles B. Leontis, Bowling Green State University
"NNomenclature and classification of non-Watson Crick basepairs -- isostericity matrices for 3D modeling."
9:45-10:30 Michelle W. Carrillo, Stanford University
"Mapping experimental proximity measures to actual distances in the 30S ribosomal subunit."
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:30 Sébastien Lemieux, Université de Montréal
"Irreducible basis of the cycle space of a structural graph."
11:30-12:15 Eric Westhof, CNRS-Strasbourg
"The reverse folding of RNA."
12:15-13:30 Lunch

Friday afternoon, April 27th - New methods in tertiary structure
13:30-14:15 Philippe Thibault, Université de Montréal
"A probabilistic approach for searching RNA tertiary structures."
14:15-15:00 Stephen C. Harvey, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Multiscale modeling methods for RNA."
15:00-15:15 Refreshment break
15:15-15:45 Allison Waugh, Stanford University
"An XML syntax for transmitting RNA molecular information."
15:45-16:45 Open forum on RNAML
16:45-17:00 Closing words

Saturday morning, April 28th
9:00-12:00 Madison (RNAML) XML format for RNA structure information meeting