Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society

2014 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Michael Gantier, PhD

February 15th, 2014|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Michael Gantier, PhD Monash Institute of Medical Research Biography: Dr.Gantier, was trained as a biological engineer in one of France’s elite schools, l’Université de Technologie de Compiegne, between 1998 and 2002. He completed his 3-year PhD on “The roles of double-stranded RNAs in mammalian cells” [...]

Interview with Fritz Eckstein, PhD – OTS Honorary Board Member

September 7th, 2013|Categories: Featured Members|

Science: Q: Paul Zamecnik and Mary Stephenson in 1978 reported the very first studies on antisense mechanisms of gene silencing. Since the inception of this field – how far have we come – both in basic and therapeutic research & development? A: The original antisense mechanism has been joined

2013 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Guizhi Zhu, PhD

March 15th, 2013|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Guizhi Zhu, PhD University of Florida Biography: Guizhi Zhu received his PhD just this summer from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is a member of the Tan Research Group (Department of Chemistry, Shands Cancer Center) which focuses mainly on molecular sciences for biomedical [...]

2013 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Jonathan K. Watts, PhD

February 15th, 2013|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Jonathan K. Watts, PhD University of Southampton Biography: Jon received his PhD in 2008, working with MasadDamha (McGill University). His doctoral work included the development of two new oligonucleotide analogues, an exploration of why 2′-fluorinated oligonucleotides show such high binding affinity, and studies on the [...]

2012 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Christopher J. Cheng, PhD

March 15th, 2012|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Christopher J. Cheng, PhD Yale University Biography: Christopher Cheng received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University in 2011 researching nanoscale delivery systems for cancer-targeted gene therapy. His research focused on the development of a new class of surface-enhanced polymer nanoparticles [...]

2012 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Xianbin Yang, PhD

February 15th, 2012|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Xianbin Yang, PhD AM Biotechnologies Biography: Xianbin Yang, bioorganic chemist, graduated from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Beijing Medical University in 1988. Xianbin obtained his Master of Medicine at Beijing Medical University in 1995 and his Ph.D in 1998, after which he became a postdoctoral [...]

2011 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Aurélie Goyenvalle, PhD

March 11th, 2011|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Aurélie Goyenvalle, PhD University of Versailles Saint Quentin Talk Title: Preclinical Development of Tricyclo-DNA Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Diseases Biography: Aurélie Goyenvalle received her PhD in Virology at the University of Paris VII in 2006 from her work at Genethon in [...]

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