RNA Informatics

The meeting will cover all aspects of RNA biology with a focus on computational methods to elucidate structure, function and interactions of non-coding RNAs across different species. The conference will showcase technological advances and exciting results unveiled through the application of high-throughput sequencing as well as single sequence approaches. It will also cover the involvement of non-coding RNAs in translational control and shine a spotlight on RNA biology in disease.

For more information and registration, please visit the event website:


Early bird deadline 18 June 2019
Bursary deadline 02 July 2019
Abstract deadline 16 July 2019
Registration deadline 13 August 2019

Scientific programme committee
Yoseph Barash – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alex Bateman – EMBL-EBI, UK
Manja Marz – University Jena, Germany
Mihaela Zavolan – University of Basel, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers
Maria Carmo-Fonseca – University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jernej Ule – The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Confirmed Speakers
Angela Brooks – UC Santa Cruz, USA
Michele Caselle – University of Turin, Italy
Christoph Dieterich – University of Heidelberg, Germany
Ivo Hofacker – University of Vienna, Austria
Manuel Irimia – Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Lina Ma – Beijing Institute of Genomics, China
Michelle Meyer – Boston College, USA
Giulia Palermo – UC Riverside, USA
Michelle Scott – University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Gian Gaetano Tartaglia – Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Hagen Tilgner – Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Tamir Tuller – Tel Aviv University, Israel
Grace Xiao – UCLA, USA
Kathi Zarnack – Buchmann Institute, Germany

The conference will be held in conjunction with the Analysing non-coding RNA with RNAcentral and Rfam workshop, organised by EMBL-EBI. To apply for the workshop, please visit the EMBL-EBI event website.