EMBO Workshop on Noncoding RNAs in Embryonic Development and Cell Differentiation

This workshop will bring together scientists with common interests in noncoding RNA biology with topics spanning from ncRNA functional discoveries to the novel techniques used to uncover ncRNA function in cell fate transition in vitro and in vivo, in model organisms and in human, in health and disease. We will discuss methods for analysis of transcriptomic data, experimental schemes for linking ncRNAs sequences and structures to binding partners, and the pros and cons of various approaches for targeting noncoding RNAs in vivo. We will also discuss how insights from studying relatively well characterized ncRNAs, such as microRNAs and piRNAs can be translated into understanding of the more poorly understood ncRNA families.

Confirmed speakers:

Andrew Baker   (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Irene Bozzoni   (Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy)
Marc Bühler   (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)
Marina Chekulaeva   (Max Delbrück Center, Berlin, Germany)
Luisa Cochella   (IMP, Vienna, Austria)
Stefanie Dimmeler   (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
Jorge Ferrer   (Imperial College London, UK)
Phillip Grote   (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
Eran Hornstein   (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Kenneth Kosik   (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Claudia Kutter   (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden)
Eleonora Leucci   (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Louise Laurent   (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Daniel Lim   (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
Anders Lund   (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Ana Claudia Marques   (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Gunter Meister   (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
Eric Miska   (University of Cambridge, UK)
Shinichi Nakagawa   (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Donal O’Carroll   (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh, UK)
Amy Pasquinelli   (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Ramesh Pillai   (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Oded Rechavi   (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Claire Rougeulle   (Université Paris Diderot, France)
Hermona Soreq   (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Stepanka Vanacova   (Ceitek, Brno, Czech Republic)

Travel fellowships for students and postdocs are available!

Abstract deadline: February 3, 2018
Registration deadline: March 7, 2018

All details at the website: http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-ncrna