This conference has been withdrawn from the 2021 conference schedule.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees and staff have been assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on our 2021 conference season. As always, our priority is to support and preserve our conference communities and their health and safety while continuing GRC's 90-year tradition of advancing the frontiers of science. In light of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees surveyed your conference chair(s) to determine their preference to postpone the meeting to 2023 or reschedule to a date later in the 2021 season. Per the chair's request, the Board has deferred the meeting and removed it from the 2021 schedule. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you will be able to attend this conference in 2023.
The goal of the 2021 GRC on RNA Nanotechnology is to promote scientific exchange and cross-disciplinary collaborations among scientists with expertise in nucleic acid structure and assembly, nanostructures, biomaterials, non-coding RNAs, extracellular vesicles, and the translation of RNA science to imaging and biomedical applications. The nine sessions will feature presentations from experts in RNA chemistry, biology, medicine and biotechnology. Each session will also include short talks selected from abstracts submitted by poster presenters. Ample opportunities for extended discussions will be provided after each presentation and during breaks.
The 2021 GRC will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) organized by young researchers, who are encouraged to also participate in the main conference. A Power Hour discussion during the GRC will be held for all attendees to discuss topics and challenges of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.