The biennial meeting of the LARP society focuses on the study of La-motif containing proteins such as the genuine La and La-related proteins (LARPs). Since their initial characterization, genuine La proteins have been shown to function in the metabolism of a wide spectrum of non-coding and coding RNAs, several of which have been implicated in challenges to human health. More recently, the study of the La-related proteins has expanded on the known functions of La-motif containing proteins in many eukaryotic species.
The 2018 meeting aims to bring together scientists from many disciplines to discuss the most recent findings in the field of LARP biology. It is expected that the small size of the attendance will foster stimulating discussions that will lead to innovative collaborations.
The LARP Society actively encourages young scientists to join the meeting and to present their data. Travel fellowships – funded in part by the RNA Society – will be available.
On-line registration will start on February 1st, 2018 at our meeting website at http://www.larp-society.com/meeting-2018-information/ where you will also find more information on how to apply for travel fellowships.