mRNA Turnover: Mechanisms, Regulation and their Implication in Infectious and Age-Related Diseases

Co-Chairs: Jeff Wilusz of Colorado State University and Imed Gallouzi of McGill University, along with the Organizing Committee, would like to invite you to partake in this gathering for RNA Stability researchers. The previous meeting in this series took place in Oxford, UK in 2017.

Montréal is the proud host city for the 8th meeting of this international series. This year, the conference coincides with the 40th birthday celebrations of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, a world renowned event that is sure to Jazz up your Science!

Montréal, host to the 4th meeting of the RNA Stability series in 2010, is a big, busy, exhilarating city with so much to see and do. Its neighbourhoods range from the French colonial Vieux-Montréal to the bohemian Plateau. Hop from one festival to the next, from homegrown tastes to exotic flavours, from the trails of Mount Royal to the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. The city explodes into action in summer, stirring up a non-stop international-level joyride of live music, comedy, art, cultural activities and fabulous food.

The organizing committee for the 2019 meeting consists of Imed Gallouzi, Jeff Wilusz, Kristian Baker, Marc Fabian, Jack Keene, Myriam Gorospe, David Port, Nahum Sonenberg, Olivier Muehlmann and Georg Stoecklin.

Our Opening Reception overlooking the Montréal skyline will follow with our Opening Keynote Address by Jack Keene.

In addition to our 33 Invited Guest Speakers, the Scientific Program will include 15 short oral presentations along with 10 flash presentations, which will be selected from submitted abstracts. Two poster pub presentations along with morning workouts and our not-to-be-missed Caf Conc’ Gala (just ask anyone who attended the 2010 meeting….) will create plenty of opportunities for networking and promote the latest discussions in RNA Stability.

Topics will include: Mechanisms of RNA Turnover and Stability, RNA Translation, RNA Localization/Subcellular Localization of RNA Decay, Splicing, Biological Ramifications of Regulated RNA Turnover (including in Aging and Stress Responses), and Biological Implications of 3’ UTRs and miRNA Interactions.

Important Deadlines:
January to February, 2019 – Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission
March to June 1, 2019 – Regular Registration and Abstract Submission
April 25, 2019 – Abstract Deadline
June 1, 2019- Registration Deadline

Funds received from the RNA Society will go towards student presentation awards.

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For more information, please contact Nancy Dufour Zitzmann – Event Coordinator at or at 514-894-9116.

See you in Montréal!!!