We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Bartel is the first confirmed keynote for our symposium! Dr Bartel is a Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Member of the Whitehead Institute, Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He received his Ph.D. Virology from Harvard University working with Dr Jack Szostak. Dr. Bartel's research focuses non-coding RNA using evolutionary/computational analyses, high-throughput molecular measurements, detailed biochemical analyses, and phenotypic analyses Learn more about Dr. Bartel here.
Farzana Rahman (University of South Wales, UK) and Tomas Di Domenico (University of Padova, Italy) will chair and co-chair this years student council symposium. Announcements will be made soon regarding the rest of the organizing committee, as well as submission and registration information.