Bermuda Principles – Impact on RNA Processing and Disease

The 3rd annual Bermuda Principles – Impact on RNA Processing and Disease meeting will be held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel on the exotic island of Bermuda on February 20 – 24th, 2019.

Conference organizers:

Carika Weldon (Oxford University, UK); Cyril Dominguez (University of Leicester, UK)

Isabelle Behm-Ansmant (CNRS-Lorraine University, France); Eduardo Eyras (Pompeu Frabra University, Barcelona, Spain); Dan Larson (Center for Cancer Research, NIH, USA)

 Distinguished Keynote Speaker:

Lorna Harries (University of Exeter, UK)

Keynote Speakers: Melissa Moore (Moderna, USA); Martin Bushell (Beatson Institute, Scotland); Miten Jain, (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA); Thomas Preiss (Australian National University, Australia); Diana Baralle (University of Southampton, England)

Invited Speakers:

Christine Mayr (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA); Sandra Wolin (Center for Cancer Research, NIH, USA); Bader Alhatlani (Qassim University, Saudi Arabia); Zodwa Dlamini (Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa); Jens Kurreck (Technical Institute Berlin, Germany)

The session topics include: Bioinformatics; RNA structures; Splicing; Transcription; Translation; Viruses; non-coding RNAs; miRNAs; Therapeutics and Technologies.

The remaining program is selected from the submitted abstracts and we strongly encourage graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to submit these for the opportunity to present.

All conference attendees will have the option to participate in our Bermuda Principles Public Education Day.  This day will focus on Diabetes and will be open to the general public of the island. Apart from our DKL, there will also be a Youth Parliament Science Ethics Debate, a high school genetics project presentation, and an exhibition of local and international organisations that pertain to Diabetes. There will also be public engagement sessions delivered to local students and science teachers. If you are interested in taking part in these public engagement sessions please email

We are glad to announce that with the support of the RNA Society we are able to offer travel fellowships for early-career researchers (PhD and post-docs) for those who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting for financial reasons. Applications will be accepted until funds run out.

Registration is now OPEN and the deadline is January 10th, 2019. **Super early registration receives 70% off if completed by October 31, 2018.**

Early registration (by November 30th, 2018) for 10% off the fee.

The deadline for submission of oral abstracts is November 30th, 2018 and poster abstracts is January 10th, 2019. One must be registered before sending an abstract.

More information can be found at the Bermuda Principles Conference website or by contacting the chief organizer (