2018 International Ribosome Synthesis Conference

The next International Conference on Ribosome Synthesis will take place near Montreal at the Manoir des Sables in Orford, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, 2018. Registration will open in March 2018. For more information, please check out the meeting website: http://ribosynthesis.riboclub.org

This will be the eleventh conference in a series that has been organized every three years, alternating between Europe and North America. The three keynote speakers will be: Ed Hurt, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Jamie Williamson, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA, and John Woolford, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

The conference provides a unique scientific platform for groups working on many different aspects of ribosome biogenesis, including RNA polymerase I transcription, rDNA chromatin structure, rRNA maturation, ribosome assembly, formation of mature ribosome structure, rRNA quality control and degradation, nuclear export, snoRNPs, integration with cell division and metabolism, connection with diseases and insights into other nucleolar functions.

The Organizers are: Sherif Abou Elela (Université de Sherbrooke), Ute Kothe (University of Lethbridge), Denis Lafontaine (University of Brussels), Tom Meier (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York) and Joaquin Ortega (McGill University, Montreal).