The objective of the one-day symposium is to delve into the latest developments of the applications of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids in medicinal chemistry. The applications where situated in the past mainly in the fields of antivirals, anticancer compounds and antisense oligonucleotides. More recently, new therapeutic applications in for example immune-oncology, and the discovery of new functions of nucleic acids in the cell such as siRNA, Crispr/Cas together with new breakthroughs in in vitro selection technologies (XNA aptamers), have revived the field and have opened many new possibilities for drug design. The present knowledge in these different research areas will be presented during the symposium.
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