2018 RiboWest

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 RiboWest Conference in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. This year the meeting will start the morning of June 10th with an excursion to the magnificent Waterton National Park (at the foot of the Canadian Rockies) and continue back at the University of Lethbridge with talks in the evening of over the following two days. The meeting will conclude in the morning of June 13th with a working breakfast that will include a session highlight young investigators.

One important aim of RiboWest is to support and facilitate trainee participation; to this end, we have partnered with the RNA Society to provide Student Fellowships and Presentation and Poster awards in recognition of our junior researchers. As in previous years, registration cost will be keep low to ensure trainee participation and we will also provide subsidized student accommodation.

 Confirmed Speakers:

Jennifer Kugel (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Steven Jones (Vancouver Genome Sciences Centre, Canada)
Nahum Sonenberg (McGill, Canada)
Martin Hirst (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Michelle Scott (University of Sherbrooke, Canada)

Conference Topics:

‘RNA in Health and Disease’ including regulation of mRNA translation, RNA in infectious diseases, and RNA-based therapeutics, and ‘New RNA Technologies’ in the study of gene expression regulation, RNA genomics and RNA synthetic biology and biophysics.

For more information and to register, please visit our website www.ribowest.org and follow us on Twitter @RiboWest.

Look forward to seeing you in Alberta in June – Athan Zovoilis, Nehal Thakor, Trushar Patel, and Ute Kothe (2018 Ribowest organizers)