18th Annual RiboClub Meeting

RNA scientists in Sherbrooke have organized the 18th RiboClub Meeting to be held in Orford at Hotel Chéribourg (in the vicinity of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) on September 19th – 21st. This year the meeting is organized in partnership with the Swiss National Center of Competence in RNA & Disease.

The program includes keynote lectures by Peter Sarnow and Jack Szostak, poster sessions and over 25 invited speakers on plenary sessions that will include ribosome biogenesis and diversity, co-transcriptional RNA processing, RNP structure and function, RNA regulation in prokaryotes, detection and function of RNA structural motifs, splicing biodiversity and detection and function of small nucleolar RNA. The flavor of the year is “RNPs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Insights into RNA-protein complex assembly and function in health and disease”.  Additional talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Registration and abstract deadline are until June 30, but late registration is accepted until September 2nd.


The RiboClub Society, in collaboration with the RNA Society, has set aside a limited amount of funds to provide travel fellowships for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting for financial reasons. If you wish to apply for a fellowship, please fill the pdf form at our web site and send it as file attachment by email to fellowship@nullriboclub.org . The application needs to be submitted before June 1st and the results will be sent to applicants by mid-June.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Orford next September.