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RNA-Protein System Workshop
-toward chemical ribonucleoproteomics-

Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are essential enzymes for protein synthesis in a cell, and their relevance to many diseases has been pointed out, such as autoimmune related diseases (collagen diseases and polymyositis), osteoporosis, and mitochondrial disease. Moreover, the synthesis of artificial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases opens up a way to the biosynthesis of novel, functional proteins, and structural proteomics and its combination of chemical proteomics approach are firm steps toward future proteomic-based drugs.

This workshop aims to explore the possibilities of therapeutic and biotechnological applications of RNA-protein system. The topics such as three-dimensional structural aspects, enzymology (its regulatory molecules) and target selection, and drug design will be discussed.

Sunghoon Kim and Shigeyuki Yokoyama

[Date & Time]
Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Science Park Convention Hall, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

<Session 1: Structural Aspects>
13:00-13:20 Keynote speech: Dino Moras
13:20-14:00 Short lectures from the session 1 members and Comments

<Session 2: Enzymology and Target Selection>
14:00-14:20 Keynote speech: Richard Giege
14:20-15:00 Short lectures from the session 2 members and Comments

15:00-15:30 Break

<Session3: Drug Design>
15:30-15:50 Keynote speech: Paul Schimmel
15:50-16:30 Short lectures from the session 3 members and Comments

<General Discussion>