2018 EMBO|EMBL Symposium: The Complex Life of RNA

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 EMBO|EMBL Symposium: The Complex Life of RNA in Heidelberg, Germany. This biennial symposium covers the life of RNA, from synthesis to decay.

Before the genetic information stored in DNA can be used to direct cell growth and metabolism, it has to be transferred into RNA.  Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that code for proteins and noncoding RNAs are key components in the transmission of genetic information in all life forms – from viruses to complex mammalian organisms. Exciting recent findings now reveal a new layer of information added to RNAs in the form of chemical marks (the epitranscriptome) that play a critical role in gene expression control. This remarkable complexity in the lives of RNAs will be discussed at this meeting. The meeting will bring together research leaders in these topics and will feature presentations from students and postdocs selected from submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers
Reinhard Lührmann (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)
Geraldine Seydoux (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA)
Robert H. Singer (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA)

Conference topics include:
Transcription, RNA processing, export and localisation, mRNA surveillance and decay, translation and the control of gene expression by small RNAs, RNA modifications, and noncoding RNAs.

Abstract deadline: 11 Jul 2018
Registration deadline: 22 Aug 2018

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We look forward to seeing you in Heidelberg in October!
Anne Ephrussi, Wendy Gilbert, Kiyoshi Nagai, Ramesh Pillai