International Conference on
Virology

July 25-26, 2019
Rome, Italy

William C Merrick

Biography

Current research is focusing on two major aspects of translation initiation, cap-dependent and cap-independent (or internal) initiation. Within the realm of cap-dependent translation, we are examining the influence of individual initiation factors on the affect of increased or decreased levels of initiation factors on start site selection in mRNAs containing in frame start sites which yield two proteins, one with a slightly longer N-terminal region than the other.At the same time, we are also examining more closely the interaction of the mRNA specific initiation factors (eIF4A, eIF4B, eIF4F, eIF4H) with RNA. Both the characteristics of ideal RNAs for binding to the factors and ideal duplexes for unwinding are being examined.

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DATES

Abstract Submission Opens:
October 15, 2018 - July 03, 2019

Earlybird Registration:
October 22, 2018 - January 15, 2019

Standard Registration:
January 16, 2019 - July 25, 2019