EMBO Workshop on piRNAs and PIWI proteins

The EMBO Workshop on piRNAs and PIWI proteins will take place 12-15 September, 2018 in Montpellier, in the South of France. This four day international conference is specifically dedicated to piRNA biology. It will bring together young scientists, junior and senior group leaders from all over the world to present and discuss their latest findings on all the different aspects of piRNA biology. Thus, the workshop will cover the entire field. This workshop is the second of the EMBO Workshop series on piRNA biology.

Topics will include piRNA biogenesis, piRNAs/PIWI proteins in genome defense, in epigenetic regulation, in the regulation of endogenous gene expression programs, in stem cell biology, in genome rearrangements, and in somatic tissues and cancer.

There will be a particular focus to support scientists in early career stages to foster discussions and collaborations. We highly encourage student, postdocs, and young investigators to attend. Travel grants for  students and postdocs will be available. A large number of oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts.

For more information and to register, please visit the web site: http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-pirna

Registration and Abstract submission deadline: June 4, 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Montpellier.
The organizing committee: Julius Brennecke, Haifan Lin, Kazufumi Mochizuki, and Martine Simonelig