We are delighted to be hosting the XX International Roundtable of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids for the first time in our beautiful city of Montreal, almost 40 years after the initial IRT conference, held in Montpellier, France in 1974. The previous 19 international roundtables in this series have proved popular with academia and industry alike, and have attracted in excess of 400 attendees in recent years. This independent Roundtable is organised under the auspices of the IS3NA (International Society of Nucleosides Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids).
The XX IRT commences with an evening reception on Sunday, August 5th at the Conference venue (Centre Mont-Royal) and features a memorable evening banquet on Wednesday, August 8th at the Windsor. Both of these events take place in the heart of downtown Montreal. We will also have a strong and varied program of plenary sessions and contributed lectures. As in past International Roundtables (IRTs), poster presentations will form an important part of the scientific program, and will be displayed all week and featured in two early evening sessions (Monday, August 6th and Tuesday Aug 7th).
We will have a dynamic and engaging program with varied cutting edge research in medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology, as well as synthetic and therapeutic applications of nucleosides and oligonucleotides.
Plenary lectures will be given by internationally recognized scientists, including Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak and the Montgomery and Imbach-Townsend Awardees.
We are confident that the IRT will be a stimulating and exciting meeting in the tradition of past IRT conferences. You will find the IRT to be conducive to scientific exchange and the city of Montreal to be an enjoyable, vibrant and stimulating location. Your participation in the conference is essential to the success of the event!
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in 2012.