Nanosystem Solutions for Precision Oncology Workshop
Congratulations to the participants who successfully completed our week-long workshop on how our nucleic acid platforms can be applied to aid in the development of more precise cancer therapeutics. A special thanks to our presenter, Dr. Roger Chammas, MD-Ph.D. (Professor and chair of oncology at the Institute of Cancer of São Paulo), for sharing his valuable time and expertise!
The study of RNA has become one of the most prominent areas in modern biology and biomedicine. RNA is now appreciated to function as an enzyme, natural scaffold, and powerful regulator of gene expression. Our lab's mission is to develop novel functional RNA-based nanomaterials that can either (i) communicate with each other or with cellular machinery or (ii) be readily responsive to various stimuli. In the long term, our research aims at improving the operation of current therapeutic systems and engineering novel “smart” biomaterials.