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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 4th Annual

RNA-Targeting Small Molecule Drugs

Novel Strategies to Modulate RNA Structure, Binding, Interactions, and Function

April 11-12, 2023


With an increased understanding of diverse RNA moieties, their structure, function and interactions, scientists have started exploring small molecules to target RNA, as they offer more stability, oral bioavailability, and have better drug-like properties. However, identifying the right disease-causing RNA, finding a small molecule to modulate it, and evaluating the downstream physiological responses, can be challenging. Challenges also exist in terms of optimizing the specificity, selectivity, and safety of these RNA-targeting small molecules in vivo. This conference on RNA-Targeting Small Molecule Drugs will highlight some of the innovative approaches and technologies being used.


Coverage will likely include:


  • Tools for identifying the right RNA target for small molecule intervention
  • Small molecules for targeting mRNA
  • Studying the structural and physicochemical RNA-small molecule interactions for hit selection
  • Strategies for characterization and lead optimization of the RNA-targeting molecules
  • Biophysical/phenotypic screening for quantifying small molecule-RNA binding and downstream effects
  • Targeting and degrading RNA-protein interactions


The deadline for priority consideration is September 23, 2022.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairpersons and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


We hope you can join us for the 5 concurrent day-and-a-half conferences during each half of our 18th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry event. Registering for this conference lets you also move back and forth among parallel programs to create your own agenda.


Opportunities for Participation:



For more details on the conference, please contact:

Tanuja Koppal, PhD

Senior Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Email: tkoppal@healthtech.com


For sponsorship information, please contact:

Kristin Skahan

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5431

Email: kskahan@healthtech.com