De Gruyter Open Report – RNA Nanotechnology 2016

The RNA Nanotechnology conference took place 01-04 August 2016 in the beautiful Wokefield Park Estate in Berkshire, UK.

Chaired by scientific organiser, Dr. Peixuan Guo (Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems, Ohio State University), the meeting looked at various aspects of RNA Nanotechnology, including biophysical approaches, RNA nanoparticle structure, nanoimmunology and more. Dr. Guo was joined by co-chairs Prof. Eric Westhof (Director, IBMC-CNRS), Prof. Xing-Jie Liang (Deputy Director, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China) and Dr. Bruce Shapiro (Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute).

The meeting had fantastic attendance from delegates all over the world. It is a testament to how important this topic of RNA Nanotechnology is, to see people arriving from the United States, South Korea, Germany, France and many more places for the Fusion conference. The meeting included both informal and formal discussions, many coffee breaks, networking drinks and two poster sessions. The conference was tied up by a fantastic Gala dinner where PhD student Alexis Autour was presented with his prize for best poster.

Confirmed Speakers, Farzin Haque and Kirill A. Afonin, have written a report of the conference in the De Gruyter DNA and RNA Nanotechnology journal. You can read it here.

You can view the full list of speakers at the conference here.

A big thank you to Dr. Peixuan Guo and his fantastic co-chairs, all speakers, session chairs, delegates and sponsors for ensuring this meeting was such a huge success.

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