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RNA research at Madison thrives in many labs. RNA MaxiGroup is intended to bring those labs together to exchange ideas and methods. Presentations are without slides to encourage discussion.

Anyone interested is welcome, even if they are not particularly interested in RNA in general - graduate students, post-docs, staff and faculty.

Speakers 2007/2008



Research interests


October 9, 2007

Guillaume Chanfreau

RNAs III and RNA processing; nuclear RNA decay; non-coding RNAs

Dave Brow

November 13, 2007

Kim Mowry

Role of maternal RNAs and proteins in Xenopus development; mRNA localization

Karen Wassarman

December 11, 2007

Joshua Mendell


Phil Anderson

January 22, 2008

Bob Landick

RNA polymerase; mechanism and control of transcription

February 5, 2008

Matthias Hentze


Marv Wickens

February 12, 2008

Tom Gingeras

Abundant transcription of the eukaryotic genome; microarrays

Marv Wickens

March 11, 2008

Kathy Collins

Telomerase and other Ribonucleoproteins

Karen Wassarman

April 17, 2008

Jack Szostak

pre-biotic evolution; RNA activities and structures

Marv Wickens

April 29,
 Mariano Garcia-Blanco Alternative splicing and its control Dave Brow

May 8, 2008

Andrew Fire

Mechanism and control of RNAi

Phil Anderson