Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Weinman Symposium 2017

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November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

International Conference on Gene, Metabolism and Cancer hosted by the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center and supported for its 9th year by a generous donation from The Barry and Virginia Weinman Foundation.

The 2017 Weinman Award Recipient is Dr. Phillip Allen Sharp, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for “the discovery that genes in eukaryotes are not contiguous strings but contain introns, and that the splicing of messenger RNA to delete those introns can occur in different ways, yielding different proteins from the same DNA sequence”.

Dr. Sharp’s current research focuses on small RNAs and other types of non-coding RNAs.

The event is free and open to the public. Location is the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center 701 Ilalo Street, Kaka’ako