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TIDES USA: Oligonucleotide & Peptide Therapeutics


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May 14-17, 2024 | In-Person + Digital
Boston, MA, USAHynes Convention Center

Liang Huang, PhD
Co-Founder,, Inc. and Professor of Computer Science and Biochemistry at Oregon State University


Liang Huang (PhD, Penn, 2008) is a Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University, and co-founder of Until recently, he was also a Distinguished Scientist at Baidu Research USA. He also worked at Google Research, USC, and City Univ. of New York. He was a leading natural natural language processing (NLP) researcher, but in recent years, he has shifted his attention to applying these natural language algorithms to computational biology, esp. RNA folding and RNA design, with the hope of fighting COVID. This line of linguistics-inspired biology work eventually led to PNAS (2021) and Nature (2023) papers, and is widely covered in the media.

Agenda Sessions

  • AI-Optimized mRNA Design Improves Stability and Immunogenicity