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The 12th Special Interest Group meeting for Integrative RNA Biology

The 12th Special Interest Group meeting for Integrative RNA Biology ( The meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland on July 10th, 2015, in the context of the ISMB 2015 conference.

Our invited speakers are:

Nicole Meisner (Novartis, Switzerland), Mar Alba (IMIM & ICREA, Barcelona, Spain), Cathal Seoighe (National University of Ireland), Magnus Rattray (University of Manchester, England) and David Elliott (Newcastle University, England) (

The call for abstracts is open at and the deadline is May 15, 2015. Registration and accommodation guidelines are available through the ISMB website (

With the generous support of the RNA Society we offer limited meeting attendance support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting for financial reasons (

We hope to see you in Dublin.

IRB-SIG Program Committee (Y. Barash, E. Eyras, K. Hertel)
12th Integrative RNA Biology Special Interest ISMB Group Meeting

10th EMBO Conference on Ribosome Synthesis

10th EMBO Conference on Ribosome Synthesis – Brussels, Belgium – August 19-23, 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Nenad Ban (ETH Zurich)
David Tollervey (Wellcome Trust Edinburgh)

The 2015 EMBO Conference on Ribosome Assembly will be held at the Hotel Metropole in downtown Brussels from August 19-23, 2015.

The meeting will focus on the mechanisms of ribosome assembly in eukaryotes and prokaryotes, the molecular basis for ribosomopathies, the role of specialized ribosomes.  Two exciting Keynote presentations from Nenad Ban and David Tollervey will focus on the structural and molecular cell biology of ribosome assembly. Oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Planned sessions include:

  • Ribosome assembly (Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes)
  • Structural aspects of ribosome biogenesis
  • rRNA transcription, epigenetics and growth regulation
  • Animal models to study ribosome biogenesis and ribosomopathies
  • Quality control of ribosome assembly
  • Subcellular trafficking of assembly intermediates
  • Nucleolar structure and dynamics
  • Specialized ribosomes in development and cell differentiation

Registration for this meeting will open in March 2015. Further details can be found at:

Funds have been secured to provide a number of student/postdoc travel scholarships, especially for participants from the following countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

The organizing committee

Sander Granneman (U Edinburgh)
Katrin Karbstein (The Scripps Research Institute)
Denis Lafontaine (U Brussels)
Tom Meier (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Joost Zomerdijk (U Dundee)

16th Annual RiboClub Meeting in Orford, Quebec, Canada – September 21st – 23rd , 2015

Registration is now open for the 16th RiboClub Meeting to be held in Orford (in the vicinity of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) on September 22nd – 24th. This year the meeting is organized in partnership with the Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier (France). Registration before July 6th can be completed at:

The program includes keynote lectures by Adrian Krainer and Eric Westhof, poster sessions and 25 invited speakers on plenary sessions covering the following topics: RNA processing and decay, RNA localization and transport, splicing regulation, translation, non-coding RNAs, transcriptome detection and RNA-driven pathologies. The flavor of the year is “New frontiers in RNA biology and human diseases”. Additional talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. The program also includes an after-dinner presentation by Paul McKellips from One Health Research in Washington DC.

The RiboClub Society in collaboration with the RNA Society has set aside funds for fellowships to support the travel of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The application deadline for all travel fellowships is June 1st, 2015. Requests will be reviewed by members of the RiboClub, and decisions will be communicated no later than June 15th, 2015. Applicants can fill the pdf application form available at the registration web site and send it to [email protected].

Deadline for registration and abstracts submission: July 6th, 2015

Gairdner Symposium: RNA and the New Genetics

Focused on the research of Dr. Lynne Maquat, 2015 Canada Gairdner International Award winner, the Gairdner Foundation is hosting a one-day symposium devoted to recent groundbreaking studies and seminal discoveries in the field of non-coding RNA (ncRNA). This class of RNA performs many biological functions in the cell including protein synthesis and DNA replication. It has recently been realized that these mechanisms may be helpful in the treatment of many diseases such as aging, cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative pathologies.

Speakers include:

Dr. Lynne Maquat
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Phillip Sharp
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Dr. Howard Chang
Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Jeannie Lee
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Benjamin Blencowe
University of Toronto
Dr. Joshua Mendell
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier
Hannover Medical School Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Dr. Feng Zhang
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Dr. Erik Sontheimer
University of Massachusetts Medical School

3rd Annual Symposium on RNA Science: Epitranscriptomics

*The RNA Institute, University at Albany Event*

3rd Annual Symposium on RNA Science and its Applications: Epitranscriptomics

Entails a full day of scientific presentations, poster session and awards on Friday, March 18th, 2016.

Supplemental workshops will be announced soon!

Committed Keynote Speakers to date:

Glenn Björk, PhD ,Professor emeritus at Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University
Carlos J. Bustamante, PhD, HHMI Investigator, Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley
Anna Moore, PhD, Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Cell Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Venue: University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY USA

Topics: tRNA modification, mRNA modification, RNA visualization and delivery, single molecule analysis

Contact: Lori Chertoff [email protected]