FASEB Conference on Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: Mechanisms of RNA Decay

The organizers are delighted to announce the 2018 FASEB-sponsored Summer Research Conference on Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: Mechanisms of RNA Decay will be held June 24th – 29th, 2018 in lovely Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

This 5 day meeting will highlight current advances in our understanding of the mechanisms and enzymatic activities mediating RNA turnover in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and by viruses. Topics will cover 5’ and 3’ events in mRNA degradation, the coupling of mRNA translation and decay, RNA quality control mechanisms, and regulation of RNA turnover in development and disease.

Keynote presentations will be given by Lynne Maquat (University of Rochester) and Joel Belasco (New York University), and scientific sessions chaired by experts in the field. Oral presentations will include talks from internationally renown, invited speakers alongside junior researchers selected from submitted abstracts.

Notably, this year’s meeting will also include Career and Professional Development events on topics ranging from academic, industry and biotech research positions, science writing, and mentorship.

Sponsorship from the RNA Society has allowed for both travel fellowships and poster awards to be available to junior researchers (students and post-doctoral fellows) to attend and present their work at the meeting.

For more information, please visit the meeting website at http://faseb.org/Science-Research-Conferences.aspx or contact the organizers: Aaron Goldstrohm (agoldstr@nullumn.edu), Kenneth McDowall (k.j.mcdowall@nullleeds.ac.uk) or Kristian Baker (kristian.baker@nullcase.edu) for more information.