RNA molecules are key players in all cellular processes, from control
of gene expression to cellular differentiation. In addition, synthetic
RNAs have found numerous applications in biomedicine and biomolecular
engineering, such as in the design of biosensors and tools for
exploring interactions in biological systems. RNA molecules are also
considered in nanotechnology owing to their self-assembly properties.
To advance these scientific frontiers, it is essential to
quantitatively model RNA at the genomic and molecular levels using
novel mathematical, statistical, and computational methods.
The goals of our workshop are to:
- Bring together researchers from the biological and mathematical sciences
to explore the fundamental aspects of RNA.
- Familiarize the mathematical researchers with current biological
problems in the RNA field, including regulatory and catalytic RNAs, RNA
folding and dynamics, and engineered RNAs.
- Describe current challenges in mathematical approaches to RNA structure
- Present advances in mathematical modeling and simulation of RNA at the
genomic and molecular levels.